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RNLI Weymouth Celebrates its people in an awards Ceremony

Lifeboats News Release

Weymouth RNLI recently celebrated the achievements of the staff and volunteers who give their time to support the work of the charity, with an awards ceremony at the Sea Cadets Hall.

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Recipient of the Platinum Jubilee Medal

Some of the awards were a few years overdue owing to the pandemic and other factors.

There were four Certificates of Service and seven Letters of Thanks given, then came the long service awards with three people being recognised for 50 years service, one 40 years and four with 20 years service.

And finally 27 people from Weymouth RNLI Station received the Platinum Jubilee Medal which was awarded to serving frontline members of the police, fire, emergency services, prison services and Armed Forces who have completed five full calendar years of service before or on 6 February 2022.

After the ceremony a delicious buffet was served.

RNLI/Amanda Salter

Recipient of the Platinum Jubilee Medal

RNLI/Amanda Salter

Long Service Awards - 50 Years!

RNLI/Amanda Salter

RNLI/Amanda Salter

Weymouth RNLI Awards Ceremony

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