May 31st 999 Show at Beaulieu in support of the emergency services
A day of celebration and support was held at the National Motor Museum Beaulieu to welcome Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Police, South Central Ambulance and many voluntary organisations to show off what they do and raise money and awareness of their work. A murder mystery was held in Palace House with members of the Royal Military Police Forensics team assisting visitors with their detective work and showing off their fingerprinting and camera technology.
Retired Police dogs, police dog puppies, Special constables and even a Police horse and the New Forest Agisters and their ponies joined in. A display of a road traffic accident with the Fire and Rescue service cut apart a car to show techniques in rescue to a large crowd. There was a demonstration of speed cameras using old vehicles from the museum including a Penny Farthing bicycle.
The Band and Bugles of the Rifles Winchester regiment did an amazing display of playing in double time marching which was greatly enjoyed by all.
Sadly the REME parachute jump could not go ahead due to low cloud on the day but the team came over the Beaulieu to meet everyone.
There was a VIP kidnap demonstration with the Close Protection unit on the main area with saints footballer Franny Benali to show how the techniques used in close protection.