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Kirkwall RNLI crew take part in Remembrance Day parade

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew took part in the Remembrance parade and services in Kirkwall on Sunday morning (13 November).

RNLI Kirkwall crew and officials in Rememberance Service

RNLI/Charlie Derra

RNLI Kirkwall

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.”

Notes to editors

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Rememberance Parade and St Magnus Cathedral

RNLI/Charlie Derra

Remembrance Parade and St Magnus Cathedral
RNLI Kirkwall in parade

RNLI/Charlie Derra

RNLI Kirkwall in parade through the town

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