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Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Blessing and Awards - 1 September 2013

The Bishop of Dover together with the Reverend Sarah Williams from Lydd took the service at the Blessing on Sunday 1 September, 2013 in the RNLI lifeboat house. During the service the Bishop Trevor blessed our lifeboat Pride and Spirit and also dedicated our RNLI Standard. There were also two other Standards in attendance from the British Legion.

Peter Thomas, Chairman of the Dungeness RNLI Management Committee presented the awards. Two Royal Humane Society Awards were presented to crewman Rod Bradnam and shorecrew Danny Hilding who assisted in restoring a woman's life after an accident on the A259 outside the Neptune Inn in September 2012. Peter also presented a RNLI Certificate of Service Vellum to Second Coxswain Stuart Richardson, who was not available to attend the ceremony so his brother Mark received the Vellum on his behalf.

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Chairman presenting Royal Humane Society Awards to Rod Bradnam and Danny Hilding

Bishop of Dover dedicating RNLI standard 2013

Bishop of Dover dedicating our RNLI Standard with Crewman David Richards

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RNLI Service Vellum presented to Second Coxswain Stuart Richardson and accepted on his behalf by his brother Mark

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