A royal occasion remembered by Hartlepool RNLI coxswain
Hartlepool RNLI Coxswain Robbie Maiden features on 'The National Lottery's Big Jubilee Street Party' tv programme this Saturday talking about the time he met the Queen at the Hartlepool lifeboat naming ceremony in 1977.
Watch out for a cameo role on the programme from lifeboat station mechanic Garry Waugh!
Key facts about the RNLI
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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