Hartlepool RNLI attend Remembrance Day services.

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Hartlepool RNLI station officials and volunteer crewmembers took part in Remembrance Day services today.

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Hartlepool RNLI crewmembers and station officials pictured before attending Remembrance Day services at Hartlepool and the Headland war memorials.

Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said "Once again its time to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and remember those who play their part in keeping us safe. We are very proud to attend todays events."

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