Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI receive Platinum Jubilee medals

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick upon Tweed RNLI crew who have served more than five years saving lives at sea, received Platinum Jubilee Medals.

Town Mayor Councillor Mike Greener, presents Crew with Platinum Jubilee medals

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Presentation of Platinum Jubilee medals
The Town Mayor Councillor Mike Greener of the Lower Spittal Ward, came along to the lifeboat station to present the medals.

Those Crew Members who had served more than five years received their Platinum Jubilee medals from HM Queen Elizabeth11, in recognition of their service saving lives at sea.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Brian Cowan said: 'We are delighted to have received this once in a lifetime commemorative Jubilee medal.'

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