Launch A Memory Wells-next-the-Sea.

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Promotional videos for Shannon appeal 2019.

Launch a Memory event at the All-weather Lifeboat Centre (ALC) in Poole. Members of the public were invited to view the Wells-next-the-Sea Shannon class lifeboat Duke of Edinburgh 13-46 whilst on display at the ALC. August 2022

Today (8th Oct 2022) Wells-Next-The-Sea RNLI lifeboat station in Norfolk took delivery of their brand new Shannon-class lifeboat named ‘Duke of Edinburgh’.
The Shannon (RNLB 1346) replaces their current all-weather lifeboat, a Mersey class which has been in service there since 1990 – 32 years of saving lives and the oldest boat currently in the RNLI fleet

The official naming ceremony of lifeboat 13-46, an RNLI Shannon-class ALB called ‘Duke of Edinburgh’. The naming ceremony was held on Saturday 3rd June 2023 and attended by HRH The Duke of Kent, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, RNLI Chief Executive Mark Dowie, Lady Leicester (Wells RNLI’s Vice President), Baroness Glenconner and many more distinguished guests.
Music provided by Fakenham Town Band and huge thanks to Norfolk Constabulary for their assistance with a boat to film the Shannon launching and heading up to the quay.