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