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Berwick RNLI showing respect at Remembrance Service Parade

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick RNLI showed respect for those who served.

Berwick Lifeboat at Remembrance Day Parade

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Showing Respect

Volunteers from Berwick lifeboat came out in force today to show respect for those who have lain down their lives and for those who serve in HM Forces by taking part in the towns Remembrance Service Parade. Father and Daughter, Michael and Kristie Avril, who both serve alongside each other on the crew laid the wreath at the War Memorial.

On Parade through the town

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Proud to be on parade

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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