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Crew from Whitby RNLI attend Armed Forces Week ceremony in Whitby.

Lifeboats News Release

The event was a flag-raising to mark the start of a week of national celebrations.

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Whitby RNLI at the Armed Forces Week parade at Dock End, Whitby
On Monday 20 June, the crew launched the charity's all-weather lifeboat, and moored it beside the parade at dock End in Whitby.

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.'

For more information contact Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at [email protected]

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Whitby RNLI at the Armed Forces Week parade at Dock End, Whitby

RNLI/Ceri Oakes

Whitby RNLI at the Armed Forces Week parade at Dock End, Whitby

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