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Scarborough RNLI hosts remembrance service

Lifeboats News Release

For the first time in two years, Scarborough lifeboat house hosted a Remembrance Sunday service yesterday (Sunday 14 November).

The standards are lowered

RNLI/Dave Barry

The standards are lowered

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.

RNLI Media contacts

  • For details, ring Scarborough RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992.

Hundreds of people attended

RNLI/Dave Barry

Hundreds of people attended
Crew lined the launch slipway

RNLI/Dave Barry

Crew lined the launch slipway

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