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Bridlington RNLI ready to support Armed Forces Day

Lifeboats News Release

Bridlington RNLI prepare to celebrate Armed Forces Day 2023.

The world-famous Gurkhas at last years event


The world-famous Gurkhas at last years event

Bridlington RNLI are delighted once again to be hosting the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations. The day will commence with a parade through the town, and then a full day of activities will take place at the lifeboat station. Armoured and assorted military vehicles and displays, along with the world-famous Gurkhas will be attending.

The event is to be held on Saturday 24 June 2023 between 10am to 4pm. It is hoped that there will also be a flypast by a variety of military aircraft, but this will be dependent on the weather.

The RNLI is now a proud partner of the UK Armed Forces Covenant, a national pledge to ensure those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

RNLI Chief Executive Mark Dowie and Sealord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB CBE ADC, where onboard HMS Diamond last month to sign the covenant. Admiral Sir Ben Key said: ‘I am delighted the RNLI has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and made a commitment to the service personnel, veterans and their families involved with the Institution both now and in the future. The RNLI has been saving lives at sea for nearly 200 years and Armed Forces personnel have often worked closely with them in this endeavour. So, I really welcome that the Ministry of Defence and the charity have formalised their relationship ashore as well.’

So, pop the date in your diary and pop down and support not only one worthy cause, but two!

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For more information, please contact Mike Milner, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected] or call 07751 054052.

Mark Dowie and First Sealord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB CBE ADC

Photograph courtesy of the Royal Navy.

Mark Dowie and First Sealord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB CBE ADC

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