Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI pay their respects
Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI pay their respects as they take part in the 2021 Remembrance Sunday Parade.
Due to COVID restrictions only one crew member was allowed to attend the Remembrance Church Service.
The crew once the service had finished, fell in and joined the parade which marched from the church up to the Town War Memorial.
After the two minute silence, Deputy Launching Authority Michael Ross laid the wreath on the War Memorial on behalf of the RNLI.
The crew then marched back through the town where the Town Mayor took the salute.
After a short break the crew reassembled at the village of Spittal War Memorial, which is where the lifeboat station is situated. The Deputy Launching Authority Gordon Blackett, lay the wreath again on behalf of the RNLI.
Coxswain Ali Laing said: 'We have many veterans in our crew, it was a brilliant turn out once again from all at the station, to pay our respects, for those who have served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, to ensure they are never forgotten.'
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