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Mumbles lifeboat house to be officially opened

The Tamar class lifeboat will be officially named RNLB Roy Barker IV.

The new boathouse for Swansea's Tamar-class lifeboat will be given a royal seal of approval today, when it is unveiled by the Duke of Kent.

The boathouse, which is sited at the head of Mumbles Pier, is a key feature in a joint regeneration and restoration project for the 113-year-old pier.

The Duke of Kent, who is president of the RNLI, will officially open the new boathouse later today and also dedicate the lifeboat, which is to be named RNLB Roy Barker IV.

The vessel is named after Frederick Roy Barker, from Jersey, who died in 1992, bequeathing his whole estate to the RNLI, with the request that the monies be used to fund new lifeboats.

The new boat house will be unveiled by the Duke of Kent today. Credit: ITV News