Three volunteer lifeboat crew members were congratulated for decades of service to the RNLI at an awards ceremony.

Weymouth RNLI volunteer crews past and present, along with other personnel from the lifeboat station, family and friends, gathered at The John Gregory pub for a presentation evening.

Three of the crew were awarded long service medals, two for 20 years service and one for 30 years.

The station's lifeboat operations manager Nicki Ayling welcomed visitors to the evening and gave a background to each of the three recipients.

Kevin Goddard, who was up first to be presented with a 20-year medal, has been paged to 1,934 shouts during his two decades of service.

Next up for an award was Phil Hansford who also received a 20-year medal - during his time as a volunteer crew he was paged 1,200 times with a further 681 when he became the station's full time mechanic.

Last to receive a medal was Coxswain Andy Sargent, who was presented with a 30-year bar to add to his previous 20-year medal for his service to the RNLI at Weymouth. During his time as a volunteer crew and as full time Coxswain he has been paged more than 2,300 times, an average of 94 shouts a year.

Each of the medals were presented by Di Ludlow, who although no longer holding any official post at the station, is still much-loved and respected by the crew for the many years of service that she gave to the RNLI as chairman of the Ladies Guild and the widow of the late station Hon. Sec Bill Ludlow.

In closing, Nicki Ayling praised all three of the crew, saying: "I am amazed at their dedication to the RNLI and Weymouth lifeboat station."