Photo Album: Naming Ceremony: D573, Leicester Fox II
Date: 07 September 2002
Description: The naming ceremony for the new Skegness Inshore Lifeboat, Leicester Fox II, took place on the 7th September 2002.
Photos in this album: 11
Chairman Joel Grunnill opens proceedings and welcomes everyone to the ceremony.
Deputy Divisional Engineer Bryan Jackson gave a description of the new lifeboat.
Leicester Branch Chairman, Derrick Young, officially hands the boat to the RNLI.
Anthony Hannay, representing the RNLI Committee of Management, receives the new lifeboat on behalf of the RNLI.
Maragret Smith, Chairman of the Skegness Ladies Lifeboat Guild offered a vote of thanks.
The service of dedication was led by the Reverend Ian Banks.
Reverend Ian Banks blesses the new lifeboat.
The Official naming by Leicester Branch souvenir secretary Rosemarie Nash-Smith.
The crew posing around "Fox 2".
Following the ceremony, the Leicester Fox II was launched for a demonstration shortly before being called away on a "real shout".
Joel and Pete present a framed and signed copy of the Skegness Station photograph to Derrick Young, Chairman of the RNLI Leicester branch in thanks for the funding of the ILB Leicester Fox II.