Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI crew pay their respects to H M Queen Elizabeth II

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 11 September at Edinburgh and then on 15 September 2022, two of the RNLI crew, from Berwick-upon-Tweed Lifeboat Station travelled first to Edinburgh and then on to London to pay their last respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Second Coxswain John Campbell & Crew Member Amy Faragher paying their respects as representatives of Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI Lifeboat Station

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Paying Our Respects

Crew members Amy Faragher and Deputy Second Coxswain John Campbell waited in line almost nine hours to walk by Her Majesty's coffin lying in state.

Amy said: ‘We requested to wear our Berwick-Upon-Tweed lifeboat shirts to represent our lifeboat station. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was the RNLI Patron for 70 years. It was very special moment for us as RNLI crew from Berwick-Upon- Tweed lifeboat station.’

John said: ‘What made this journey more poignant for myself was that I as a former Royal Navy Cook, served on board Her Majesty's, Royal Yacht Britannia for three and a half years.

'Her Majesty being Commander in Chief of H M Armed Forces. I have met both H M Queen Elizabeth II and the then HRH Prince Charles our now new King Charles III.'

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Second for the left, Second Coxswain John Campbell whist serving on the Royal Yacht Britannia met H M Queen Elizabeth 11

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Meeting HM Queen Elizabeth 11
First on left, Deputy Second Coxswain John Campbell met the then HRH Prince Charles our now King Charles 111

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Meeting the then HRH Prince Charles

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