Kirkwall RNLI crew take part in Remembrance Day parade
Volunteer lifeboat crew took part in the Remembrance parade and services in Kirkwall on Sunday morning (13 November).
The Kirkwall RNLI crew formed part of the parade led by pipers from the Royal British Legion through the streets of Kirkwall to the St Magnus Cathedral in the autumn sunshine. Wreaths were laid at the memorial prior to the service in the cathedral.
Kevin Ryrie, Kirkwall RNLI Deputy Second Coxswain said “We are proud to attend today's event and take part in this act of remembrance.”
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· Kirkwall RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1972. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/kirkwall-lifeboat-station
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