Suffolk: The Duke of Kent to visit Southwold, Aldeburgh and Ipswich today

HIS Royal Highness the Duke of Kent will be visiting Suffolk tomorrow as part of a whistle stop tour of the county.

He will arrive at Darsham train station at midday and will be met by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, John Kerr.

The Duke of Kent will then head off to Southwold for 12.15pm where he will visit the lifeboat station in Ferry Road.

He will meet various local dignitaries as well as fundraisers and supporters, crew members and their families. The visit will also include a tour of the operations and crew room of the lifeboat station and hopefully a demonstration launch of the lifeboat.

The Duke of Kent will move on to Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station in Crag Path for 2.30pm, where he will be met by other local dignitaries, including the mayor and mayoress.


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He is also set to meet local schoolchildren, members of the Aldeburgh and District Lifeboat Guild, coxswain Steve Saint and his crew and their families. He will also be given a demonstration of the bulldozer on the beach and taken to view the lifeboat.

From Aldeburgh he will head to Ipswich for 4.45pm, where he will visit the RNLI Divisional Base in Bluestem Road. After a tour and demonstrations he will leave at 5.30pm.

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