Belfast Telegraph

Prestigious award for RNLI

Volunteers at Bangor’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RLNI) are to receive a prestigious award this weekend for their heroic service over nearly half a century.

Bangor RNLI will be given the Freedom of the Borough on Saturday (September 18) in tribute to its 45 years of sterling service off the shores of North Down. To date, RNLI Bangor Lifeboats have launched 1050 times, rescued 929 people, and saved 170 lives.

The event will begin at 2.45 pm at Bangor’s Town Hall, where the Mayor and the town clerk will meet the guests and confer the Freedom of the Borough upon RLNI Bangor. The party will then travel to the RLNI lifeboat station Bangor where a sea rescue demonstration will take place, before returning to the town hall for an evening reception.

Bangor’s Lifeboat Operations manager Kevin Byers said: “We wish to publicly thank North Down Borough Council for their continued support and for |honouring RNLI Bangor Lifeboat with this prestigious award.

“It is a truly fitting tribute to the huge commitment and dedication of the Bangor volunteer crew and station personnel both past and present, who have devoted so much of their time and effort to lifesaving at sea.”

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