Two Llandudno lifeboat volunteers have been recognised for their efforts and dedication to their service.

Llandudno's Graham Heritage and Les Jones received awards for more than 30 years of service to the RNLI.

Mr Heritage first volunteered in 1986 and has worked his way through the ranks holding positions as assistant mechanic, second coxswain and now coxswain, which he has held since 2011.

Volunteering as part of the RNLI runs in his family with his late father a Llandudno lifeboat crew member and Mr Heritage's son, Luke, has been a crew member for the past nine years and is currently also an assistant mechanic.

Mr Jones' family also contains a link with the RNLI, as one of his great great grandfathers holding the position as Llandudno lifeboat coxswain from 1890 to 1904.

He first volunteered for the crew in early 1986, working his way up to assistant mechanic before being appointed to his present post as full-time station mechanic in 1999.

He is a qualified RNLI Shannon-class lifeboat Coxswain and holds the RYA Yachtmaster certificate.

An RNLI Llandudno spokesman said: "Everyone at Llandudno lifeboat station was delighted to see Graham and Les receive their well-deserved Awards.

"Both of them have taken part in hundreds of search and rescue missions during the past thirty years, with many of these operations having been intensely demanding and taking place in extreme weather conditions and hostile sea states.

"Their continuing commitment to the RNLI and this station in particular is greatly appreciated by all of us."