New standard flag for Weymouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Weymouth branch of The Merchant Navy Association have commissioned and paid for a new standard for Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station.

The RNLI standard flying proudly at the Blessing of the lifeboats service 2018

RNLI/Ken Francis

Weymouth lifeboat station standard

The new standard, will replace one which has been in service for many years and is showing signs of old age, will be dedicated at a service at Holy Trinity Church this coming Sunday 3rd November at 10.00 am conducted by Cannon Reverend Andrew Gough and handed over to the RNLI Standard Bearer Reg Strathearn.

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