Crew from Whitby RNLI attend Armed Forces Week ceremony in Whitby.
The event was a flag-raising to mark the start of a week of national celebrations.
The event, which consisted of a flag-raising, fly past and fanfare, was attended by local schools who carried flags and armed forces themed art work.
Whitby RNLI Coxswain Howard Fields said: We were delighted to be asked to attend this community event which honours the commitment of the men and women in the Armed Forces.
We are always overwhelmed by the level of support we receive here in Whitby from the local community so it was nice to be able to show our support to Whitby's serving troops, their families, veterans and cadets in return.'
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