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Byline: The Duke of Kent today became the first member of the Royal Family to visit the RNLI’s lifeboat station on the iconic Cobb in Lyme Regis.
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His Royal Highness met members of the volunteer crew, chatted with fund-raisers over a cup of tea and visited the charity’s hugely successful  shop next to the lifeboat station.
The Duke, who is President of the RNLI, viewed the station’s Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Spirit of Loch Fyne, on the harbour slipway  and met members of the crew in the boathouse.
Later he toured the lifeboat station and saw a display of art by pupils from the Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis, and Charmouth Primary School.
He also met volunteers who run the  RNLI shop  and members of the Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild, who organise fundraising events including the annual Lifeboat Week.
The Duke’s last port of call was the charity’s shop which has consistently been among the top RNLI retail outlets in the country.
In the shop he met two  long-serving volunteer assistants Gwyneth Barker and her husband Denis.
Gwyneth said:”The Duke was very interested in the shop, and asked about  the wide range of goods we sell.  He said he was very impressed with what he had heard about the success of the shop.”
Lifeboat Operations Manager Grahame Forshaw, who hosted the Duke’s visit said: “ The Duke was particularly interested to hear about the crew and their occupations, and how they combine their work  with their voluntary duties with the RNLI.
“He also showed a great interest in the station as a whole  and was particularly keen to hear about our training  methods.”

Byline: The Duke of Kent today became the first member of the Royal Family to visit the RNLI’s lifeboat station on the iconic Cobb in Lyme Regis.
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His Royal Highness met members of the volunteer crew, chatted with fund-raisers over a cup of tea and visited the charity’s hugely successful  shop next to the lifeboat station.
The Duke, who is President of the RNLI, viewed the station’s Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Spirit of Loch Fyne, on the harbour slipway  and met members of the crew in the boathouse.
Later he toured the lifeboat station and saw a display of art by pupils from the Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis, and Charmouth Primary School.
He also met volunteers who run the  RNLI shop  and members of the Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild, who organise fundraising events including the annual Lifeboat Week.
The Duke’s last port of call was the charity’s shop which has consistently been among the top RNLI retail outlets in the country.
In the shop he met two  long-serving volunteer assistants Gwyneth Barker and her husband Denis.
Gwyneth said:”The Duke was very interested in the shop, and asked about  the wide range of goods we sell.  He said he was very impressed with what he had heard about the success of the shop.”
Lifeboat Operations Manager Grahame Forshaw, who hosted the Duke’s visit said: “ The Duke was particularly interested to hear about the crew and their occupations, and how they combine their work  with their voluntary duties with the RNLI.
“He also showed a great interest in the station as a whole  and was particularly keen to hear about our training  methods.”