A VISIT to Angle lifeboat station was part of the Duke of Gloucester's whistle-stop tour of Pembrokeshire last week.

The station is celebrating 150 years of saving lives at sea, and His Royal Highness was able to meet the crew and hear more about their important work.

Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed Sara Edwards introduced him to Rear Admiral Mark Kerr, operations manger Julian Hammond, coxswain Lewis Creese, health and safety officer Adam Forest, and navigator and mechanic Paul Smart.

Once inside the station, the Duke was able to see up close the station's relief lifeboat, the Frank and Anne Wilkinson.

Accompanied by Mr Hammond, HRH was then greeted by treasurer Linda Foulstone, community safety officer Bevis Musk, Rev Michael Brotherton, Dave Barrett and Mark Newton.

Ted Goddard, volunteer lifeboat press officer, and Daphne Bush and Sandra Thomas of Pembroke Ladies Lifeboat Guild then shook hands with the Duke, before he tucked into a tasty buffet alongside staff and volunteer crew.

Before leaving, HRH signed the station's visitors book, and cut a cake made and decorated by Mary Young to mark the 150th anniversary.