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Galway RNLI naming ceremony

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Galway RNLI naming ceremony
Galway RNLI officially named its new Atlantic 85 lifeboat at its station on the city’s harbour in October 2012. Pat Lavelle, Chair of the Lifeboat Management Group, handed the lifeboat, which has been named ‘Binny’, over to the RNLI on behalf of a donor who generously funded it through a gift left in her will. Audrey Lydia Finch from Devon funded the lifeboat, which has been on service on Galway Bay since last year, in memory of her first husband Jack Binstead (Binny). Mr Lavelle, a founding member of the Galway RNLI station, and a former Lifeboat Operations Manager, officially named the lifeboat during the ceremony. Photo: Roger Harrison
Posted on March 3, 2013 Slideshow