Llandudno RNLI on duty for the Trafalgar Sunday Parade and Service
In what is thought to be its 50th and final year Llandudno RNLI crew members gathered to participate in the service at the Cenotaph and in a subsequent parade on the promenade.
The Trafalgar Day Parade took place along the town’s North Shore on Sunday morning with more than 100 ex-naval personnel from all over North Wales and the North West.
The occasion marks the victory of Lord Nelson’s fleet over the combined Spanish and French forces at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805. It is also an opportunity to remember all those who have lost their lives at sea during times of war and in times of peace.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.