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A weekend of Remembrance for Whitby RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew attended various services over the weekend.


The crew on thier way to a church service at St Mary's with a local fundraiser from W Hamond Jewellers
The weekend began with a short service at whitby's war memorial at Dock End on Saturday 11th November.

As per tradition, that afternoon the crew went to sea on the all-weather lifeboat Lois Ivan. The crew laid poppies at sea in honour of those who lost their lives at sea during the war.

On the Sunday the crew attended a full service at the war memorial in Whitby and laid a wreath, before attending a church service at St Mary's in the afternoon.

Coxswain Howard Fields said: 'As a crew we have spent the weekend paying tribute to those who have made sacrifices for our country, and acknowledging those who lost their lives in conflicts both in history and in the present day.'


The Whitby crew remember those lost in conflict on Remembrance Day


An RNLI wreath laid at the town's war memorial


Laying the wreath

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