Scarborough RNLI hosts remembrance service
For the first time in two years, Scarborough lifeboat house hosted a Remembrance Sunday service yesterday (Sunday 14 November).
The service, conducted by Rev Graham Morgan and Alan Courtney, followed one at Queen Street Central Hall.
Veterans, standard bearers, wreath-carriers, volunteer members of the lifeboat crew and coastguard team, army, air and sea cadets paraded from the church down to the harbour for the lifeboat house service.
Five standard bearers took part including Kev Roberts, carrying the Scarborough RNLI standard.
Colin Woodhead, who chairs Scarborough RNLI, made a reading. Music was played by organist Francis Appleby.
Maroons were discharged to signal the start and finish of the silence, paid for by South Bay Traders Association.
Wreaths were laid out at the lifeboat house before being taken up to the Oliver’s Mount war memorial. A small Sub-Aqua Club vessel, the Richard S, laid biodegradable poppies on the sea, near the harbour entrance.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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