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Byline: Three crew members of The Lizard lifeboat were selected from all the stations in the south-west to represent the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) at the National Seafarers service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Page Content: The Lizard lifeboat Coxswain Andrew Putt, Third Mechanic Steve Tattersall and Head Launcher Jeff Ashby were selected to carry the RNLI standard at the National Seafarers service on Wednesday 16 October. The crew, along with their wives, travelled up to London for the afternoon service by train from Penzance, returning home the following day.

The National Seafarers service has been held at St Paul’s Cathedral since April 1905, when a British shipmaster suggested that the centenary of the death of Nelson would be a fitting occasion for the inauguration of an annual seamen’s service in St Pauls Cathedral. The service has been held annually since, except for some gaps during the first and second World Wars.

Many seafaring organisations are represented at the service; this includes the Royal and Merchant Navies, the commercial world, shipping companies, mission and philanthropic societies, schools and museums, veterans’ associations, labour unions and youth and leisure organisations. The service is sponsored by a number of different organisations, with office facilities and staff required to organise the event provided by the Mission to Seafarers.

Andrew Putt said ‘It was a privilege to represent the RNLI and carry the RNLI Standard. There were several hundred people at the service and a number of organisations Standards were marched into St Paul’s at the start of the service. It is really great to think that the work of the lifeboat crews is recognised in this way’.

To find out more about The Lizard lifeboat station visit the station website at www.thelizardlifeboat.org.uk. You can also follow The Lizard lifeboat on Facebook and Twitter.

Notes to editors:

• The attached photo was taken after the National Seafarers Service at St Paul’s Cathedral, London and shows Steve Tattersall (left) Andrew Putt (centre) and Jeff Ashby (right) with the RNLI Standard. Please credit Paul Fisher/RNLI

RNLI media contacts
For more information about The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station news please contact the station’s Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officers: Bernice Putt on 07896522176 or email bernice.putt987@btinternet.com or Tamsin Thomas, RNLI Media Relations Manager, on 07786 668847 or email Tamsin_Thomas@rnli.org.uk

Byline: Three crew members of The Lizard lifeboat were selected from all the stations in the south-west to represent the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) at the National Seafarers service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Page Content: The Lizard lifeboat Coxswain Andrew Putt, Third Mechanic Steve Tattersall and Head Launcher Jeff Ashby were selected to carry the RNLI standard at the National Seafarers service on Wednesday 16 October. The crew, along with their wives, travelled up to London for the afternoon service by train from Penzance, returning home the following day.

The National Seafarers service has been held at St Paul’s Cathedral since April 1905, when a British shipmaster suggested that the centenary of the death of Nelson would be a fitting occasion for the inauguration of an annual seamen’s service in St Pauls Cathedral. The service has been held annually since, except for some gaps during the first and second World Wars.

Many seafaring organisations are represented at the service; this includes the Royal and Merchant Navies, the commercial world, shipping companies, mission and philanthropic societies, schools and museums, veterans’ associations, labour unions and youth and leisure organisations. The service is sponsored by a number of different organisations, with office facilities and staff required to organise the event provided by the Mission to Seafarers.

Andrew Putt said ‘It was a privilege to represent the RNLI and carry the RNLI Standard. There were several hundred people at the service and a number of organisations Standards were marched into St Paul’s at the start of the service. It is really great to think that the work of the lifeboat crews is recognised in this way’.


To find out more about The Lizard lifeboat station visit the station website at www.thelizardlifeboat.org.uk. You can also follow The Lizard lifeboat on Facebook and Twitter.

Notes to editors:

• The attached photo was taken after the National Seafarers Service at St Paul’s Cathedral, London and shows Steve Tattersall (left) Andrew Putt (centre) and Jeff Ashby (right) with the RNLI Standard. Please credit Paul Fisher/RNLI


RNLI media contacts
For more information about The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station news please contact the station’s Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officers: Bernice Putt on 07896522176 or email bernice.putt987@btinternet.com or Tamsin Thomas, RNLI Media Relations Manager, on 07786 668847 or email Tamsin_Thomas@rnli.org.uk