Cromer lifeboat station buoyed by royal visit

From left: George Rawlinson RNLI, Tony Webster chairman Cromer RNLI, Richard Leeds operations manage

From left: George Rawlinson RNLI, Tony Webster chairman Cromer RNLI, Richard Leeds operations manager and Rear Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Cromer RNLI volunteers were buoyed by a royal visit from Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence today.

Sir Timothy was part of a group of the charity's top brass taking a tour of the station. The team are carrying out an inspection of lifeboat stations in Norfolk this week as part of a five yearly review.

Sir Timothy, who is chairman of the RNLI Operations Committee, said a more robust policy was being put into practice to save lives at sea.

The team were met by lifeboat operations manager Richard Leeds and chairman Tony Webster.

The tour included a visit to the RNLI shop and the Henry Blogg museum. The visitors spoke with volunteer crew members and fundraisers and after lunch continued to Happisburgh RNLI.