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Naming of D-797 'Peter Wilcox'

Pictures from the naming ceremony for the new ILB D-797 'Peter Wilcox', 9 October 2016

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People arriving at the boathouse on Sunday morning
The boat hall was filled with family, guests and crew plus Fakenham Town Band and Blakney Old Wild Rovers
Chairman Peter Rainsford welcomed guests and introduced the proceedings
Jayne Wilcox hands over the lifeboat to the RNLI on behalf of Peter Wilcox
RNLI Council Member William Everard accepts the lifeboat on behalf of the RNLI and presents it to Wells Lifeboat station
Wells Lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hardy accepts the lifeboat on behalf of the station
Station chaplain The Reverend Neil Woodruff leads the service of dedication
Robert Holland, a friend of Peter Wilcox, reads 'It's a shout'
Jayne Wilcox names the lifeboat
Jayne Wilcox presents Senior Helmsman Mark Frary with a dedication plaque
Flowers and a framed print of the new lifeboat signed by the crew are presented to Jayne
Jayne with bouquet and signed print
The Earl of Leicester, President of Wells Lifeboat Station, gives a vote of thanks and closes the formal proceedings
Blakeney Old Wild Rovers entertaining with a mix of traditional shanties and Stones hits!
Jayne chatting with the crew before the ILB is launched
D-6979 'Peter Wilcox' launches in Wells Outer Harbour
The newly named lifeboat is launched
D-797 is launched after the naming ceremony

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