Bridlington RNLI to honour Ernie Wellings in lifeboat naming ceremony
Bridlington RNLI are to hold the naming ceremony and service of dedication for their D Class Lifeboat ‘Ernie Wellings’
Bridlington RNLI will be holding a naming ceremony for the D Class Lifeboat stationed at Bridlington when it is officially named in honour of ‘Ernie Wellings’. The ceremony will take place at the Bridlington RNLI Lifeboat Station on Sunday 3pm (21 August).
Ernie who was born in Wandsworth, South London, and eventually settled with his wife in Lincolnshire after a career on the railways which, was only interrupted during the Second World War. Ernie was a committed supporter of the RNLI.
The boat will be accepted by Bridlington Lifeboat Station and Reverend Matthew Pollard will lead the service of dedication before the boat is officially named ‘Ernie Wellings’ by a member of Ernie’s family. After the ceremony the lifeboat will be launched, weather permitting.
Notes to editors
The attached photo shows the D Class Lifeboat ‘Ernie Wellings’ returning from a call for service last month.
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