Twenty RNLI lifeboat volunteers from Poole have been recognised by the Queen for their contribution to saving lives at sea. They were presented with the Diamond Jubilee Medal by HM Lord Lieutenant of Dorset.
The local volunteers work at the the busiest RNLI lifeboat station on the UK coastline.
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