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Byline: The RNLI’s latest breed of lifeboat – the Shannon class – joined the stalwart Atlantic 85 on exercise to open Lifeboat Week at Lyme Regis yesterday (July 19th).
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The Shannon named R. and J. Welburn and stationed at neighbouring Exmouth, joined the Lyme Regis boat, Spirit of Loch Fyne for a spectacular welcome display in front of hundreds ashore  on the opening day of Lifeboat Week. The Shannon went through her paces demonstrating her speed and versatility and took part in a ‘rescue’ exeercise with a ‘casualty’ being transferred from the Atlantic 85.

Just a little rain before the display did not dampen the opening day, and the rest of the week is packed with events for all the family.

Today (July 20th) the RAF Falcons parachute display team are dropping in  Another favourite is the bath tub race, and the lifeboat crew will be manning a barbecue on the slipway.

On Monday, sand sports and crab fishing will entertain the children.

Events continue on every day, and on Thursday another highlight with the scheduled arrival of the RAF Red Arrows at 6pm.

Byline: The RNLI's latest breed of lifeboat - the Shannon class - joined the stalwart Atlantic 85 on exercise to open Lifeboat Week at Lyme Regis yesterday (July 19th).
Page Content:

The Shannon named R. and J. Welburn and stationed at neighbouring Exmouth, joined the Lyme Regis boat, Spirit of Loch Fyne for a spectacular welcome display in front of hundreds ashore  on the opening day of Lifeboat Week. The Shannon went through her paces demonstrating her speed and versatility and took part in a 'rescue' exeercise with a 'casualty' being transferred from the Atlantic 85.

Just a little rain before the display did not dampen the opening day, and the rest of the week is packed with events for all the family.

Today (July 20th) the RAF Falcons parachute display team are dropping in  Another favourite is the bath tub race, and the lifeboat crew will be manning a barbecue on the slipway.

On Monday, sand sports and crab fishing will entertain the children.

Events continue on every day, and on Thursday another highlight with the scheduled arrival of the RAF Red Arrows at 6pm.