This Sunday, August 21, is the annual open day at Tenby Lifeboat Station and marks the recent 10-year anniversary of the opening of the new station and UK’s very first Tamar Class Lifeboat to go into service.

Whilst the station is open to visitors every day, visiting on open day is rather special as it offers the general public a very rare chance to actually get on board the boat, talk to the crew and see some of the features that made Haydn Miller the world’s most advanced lifeboat when it arrived a decade ago.

From 10 am to 4.30 pm, as well as being able to access the lifeboat, visitors can also see some fantastic scale model lifeboats and, on their way to the station, have a look round the inshore lifeboat, which will be on display in Castle Square.

The shop inside the station, the busiest RNLI shop in Wales, will be open as usual selling a wide range of souvenirs as well as the new History of Tenby Lifeboats book which was published on March 2 this year - the day the lifeboat arrived at the station in 2006 (price £5.95).

The highlight of the day will be at 5 pm when the lifeboat will launch to give a brief rescue demonstration - the viewing gallery in the station will be open to the public for the launch and for the recovery of the lifeboat. Alternatively, Castle Hill, behind the station makes for an excellent vantage point to take photos and watch the boat slide down the slip and splash into the sea.

Everyone at Tenby station looks forward to welcoming visitors to this free event.