Harwich crew members provide colour party at St Paul’s Cathedral
Crew members from the Harwich Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station proudly assumed the role of the Colour Party at St. Paul's Cathedral during The Annual National Service for Seafarers on behalf of the RNLI.
This distinguished event, held on the 11 of October, marked a significant occasion in the United Kingdom's maritime calendar.
The Annual National Service for Seafarers is a tradition that pays homage to the tireless efforts of those who navigate the seas, often in treacherous conditions, to keep global trade routes open and communities connected. The Harwich RNLI crew's participation as the Colour Party added a touch of honour and solemnity to the proceedings, underlining the critical role played by seafarers and those who support them.
Area Lifesaving Manager Graeme Richardson said ‘Well done to Di Bush (Coxswain) John Reason (ALB Mechanic) and Ade Jenner (ILB B Class Crew) who represented the RNLI at the National Seafarers service today at St Paul’s Cathedral by providing a colour party. They did the station, area, region and entire Institution proud with their turnout and professionalism’
Notes to Editor
The RNLI is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Harwich RNLI is based on The Quay, Harwich. The lifeboat station was founded in 1829 and the volunteer crew use an all-weather Severn class lifeboat (ALB) The Duke of Kent and B class lifeboat (ILB) Tierney, Harvey and Sonny Reid.
The Seafarers’ Charity, has a vision is to create ‘a world where seafarers and their families are valued and free of need and disadvantage’. They have been improving their lives since 1917, when we launched as the King George’s Fund for Sailors (KGFS).
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