Weekend of remembrance for Whitby RNLI
Volunteers from the station took part in various events throughout the weekend.
On Saturday 10 November a service was held at Whitby Lifeboat Station. The crew and members of the public gathered to remember the 20 lifeboat crew who lost their lives during the two world wars and the many more who risked their lives to save others during the conflicts.
Coxswain Howard Fields said: 'It is an honour to be able to remember all those who lost their lives at sea during the war, not just the lifeboat crew but all those who fought bravely for our country. Thank you to Revd Michael Gobbett and his team for a moving service.'
After the service the crew took the all weather lifeboat to sea and scattered petals as a mark of respect.
On Sunday the crew laid a wreath at the town's second service at the war memorial and attended a church service at St Mary's.
For more information contact Lifeboat Press Officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at [email protected]
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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.
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