WATCH: The Red Devils land on Lyme Regis beach

LYME Regis seafront was packed this afternoon for the highlight of the town’s Lifeboat Week events. 

The British Army’s Red Devils Parachute Display Team landed on the sand beach, watched by thousands.

The team were able to complete the drop despite some doubts over the cloud cover and wind.

After landing safely, they were greeted by Lyme Regis lifeboat operations manager Nick Marks, and Ken Lavery, chairman of the Lifeboat Supports Group which organises Lifeboat Week.

Children waiting patiently on the beach were then able to meet the parachutists and take photos with them.

The event was the highlight of Lifeboat Week, which continues until Saturday with remaining events including a duck race tomorrow (Friday) and charity football match between the local emergency services in Uplyme on Saturday.

The lifeboat crew will then be hosting its annual Blessing of the Boats ceremony – postponed from May – on Sunday, August 1 outside the lifeboat station at 2pm.

For full details of all events this week, buy the Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week programme from local outlets including the RNLI shop on the Cobb, or download the new Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week app from the App Store or Google Play.

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