Eastbourne RNLI train with the Royal Navy
The volunteer crew at Eastbourne RNLI were honoured to escort HMS Puncher into Sovereign Harbour on Monday 12 June
HMS Puncher is affiliated with the Town of Eastbourne and has close links with the lifeboat station and the crew. It is used to train officers and ratings in aspects of seamanship as well as supporting fleet operations and is currently visiting Eastbourne before heading back to home base.
Daniel Baldock, Eastbourne RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer [email protected]
Paul Dunt, RNLI Regional Media Officer London London and South East (07785) 296252 [email protected]
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