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Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI at Remembrance Day parades

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI took part in Remembrance Day parades this weekend.

Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI Crew assemble for Town Remembrance Day Service

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

RNLI Crew Assemble

'Lest We Forget', the lifeboat crew assembled outside of St Andrews Church of Scotland to take part in the church service, led by the Reverend Dr Adam Hood and Reverend Canon Dennis Handley. In assistance was trainee Priest Tom Sample, who is a crew member at the lifeboat station.

After the church service the crew fell into line to march up to the War Memorial Castlegate Berwick, for the Call to Remembrance.

Afterwards the crew marched down Berwick High Street, where the Town Mayor took the salute on the town hall steps.

After a brief interval the crew assembled once again at the Spittal War Memorial, along the street from the lifeboat station.

Here the service was led by the lifeboat station Priest, Reverend Rachel Hudson, with her husband Chris assisting in the service, who is also a crew member.

Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI's Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kevin Knox said: 'It was a fantastic turn out of crew to pay their respects on behalf of the RNLI, in remembrance of those who gave their lives so we may live in peace.'

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Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI Crew Members Jack Mavin & Hazel bettison getting ready to lay wreath at War Memorial

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

RNLI Crew laying of wreath at Town Remembrance Day Service

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