Islanders have marked the NHS's 72 birthday - with applause and tributes.

Emergency crews from Freshwater crew gathered earlier, as part of the 'loudest ever' clap for the health service. 

They tweeted: "Freshwater Fire Crew and our Friends from Freshwater Independent Lifeboat offering our thanks to our NHS and Keyworker heroes this afternoon on this the 72nd birthday of the NHS with claps, blue lights and sirens."

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Isle of Wight County Press reader Janet Welsh said: "Some of us felt it important to venture out into the real world, and express our support, gratitude, and concern for, the NHS.

"We were delighted to come across an enormous group of bikers at St Mary's hospital, out together for a ride in support of the NHS.

"People have becoming aware of its importance in our lives, and that it needs protecting in these uncertain times. And clapping is not enough."

The motorcyclists gathered outside St Mary's Hospital in Newport to say thank you.

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The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance team took part in the tribute.

And so did police officers on the Isle of Wight.

Also paying tribute were the Ryde Rescue inshore lifeboat crew.

They wrote: "Today, on the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, we say thank you to all the key workers for not only everything they've done throughout the coronavirus outbreak but for all they do."

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