Oban RNLI joins local war memorial ceremony

Lifeboats News Release

Today (Sunday 13 November), Oban RNLI joined others in the community to honour those who have died in the line of duty since the First World War.

The Oban lifeboat lies off the town's war memorial.

RNLI/Stephen Lawson

Oban Lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald lies off the town's war memorial
Volunteer crew members from Oban RNLI attended a Remembrance Service on Sunday 13 November to honour those who have lost their lives and remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.

The Oban RNLI wreath was laid by crew member Graham Beuschier.

Notes to editors

· Oban lifeboat station has been operating since 1972. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/oban-lifeboat-station

RNLI media contacts

Stephen Lawson, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]

John Macgill, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

RNLI and Coastguard members lay wreaths with the RNLI lifeboat lying off behind them

RNLI/Stephen Lawson

RNLI Oban crew member Graham Beuschier and a Coastguard colleague lay wreaths

RNLI/Stephen Lawson

Members of the crew of Oban's Lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald pay their respects at the remembrance service.

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.