Local pair’s RNLI recognition

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has announced that two members of the Hawick and Denholm branch will be honoured in its 2015 awards scheme.

Roy Veitch, Lindisfarne Lodge, Stirches Road, is to receive the Gold Badge and Giles Passmore, Burnside Cottage, Loaning, Denholm, the Silver Badge.

The badges will be formally presented at an event later in the year and are in recognition of individual service to the RNLI.

Mr Veitch has been branch treasurer for 30 years, while Mr Passmore has been responsible for the Flag Week collections for a number of years.