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Lizard lifeboat: Official station opening and boat naming

Lizard lifeboat station
Image caption The boathouse and slipway at Kilcobben Cove took nearly two years to complete

Hundreds of people have attended the official opening of a new RNLI lifeboat station at the Lizard in Cornwall and the naming of its new lifeboat.

The station was opened by RNLI chairman, Admiral the Lord Boyce, and Lady Mary Holborow, former Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, named the boat.

The all-weather Tamar class lifeboat Rose cost nearly £3m, while more than £7m has been spent on the boathouse.

Long service badges and certificates were presented to some of the crew.

It took nearly two years to build the new boathouse and slipway at Kilcobben Cove.

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