Two volunteers who help save lives at sea have been honoured for their work.
Cullercoats RNLI volunteers Frank Taylor and Peter Clark were among those honoured at a RNLI award ceremony held in Durham.
Both were presented with their honorary badges by RNLI chairman Charles Hunter-Pease, who personally thanked them for their commitment and loyal service.
Frank was acknowledged for his dedication and service with RNLI, being awarded a Gold Badge – which is one of the highest accolades the RNLI bestow – for his 31 years’ service.
Peter, senior helmsman, was presented with his Long Service Badge for his 21 years’ service. As a local fisherman, his knowledge of the coastline and seas has been a great advantage with his lifeboat skills.
He passes this important knowledge and experience to our younger crew volunteers in our training sessions and exercises.
Cullercoats RNLI Chairman, David Wakenshaw, said: “Frank and Peter have given their time and loyalty to the successful running and organising of the station to Help Save Lives at Sea.
“Their experience is extremely valuable and I am very pleased they have both been recognised with their awards.
“It is richly deserved.”