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Royal Debut at Biggest 999 Event in the UK
The biggest Emergency Services display in the country welcomes a royal appearance from The Tigers as they headline Eastbourne’s 999 weekend when it returns to the south coast from 5-6 July 2008.
The biggest Emergency Services display in the country welcomes a royal appearance from The Tigers as they headline Eastbourne’s 999 weekend when it returns to the south coast from 5-6 July 2008.

Demonstrating at Eastbourne Emergency Services Display for the first time this year, the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment’s Parachute display team will drop onto Eastbourne’s picturesque seafront and amaze crowds with their smoke trailing parachute formations. Joining The Tigers in 2008 is the Royal Naval Underwater Bomb Disposal Team who are back for the second year in a row ready to show off their bomb disposal skills in an 18,000 litre divers’ tank.

Eastbourne Borough Council Spokesperson for Tourism, Cllr Steve Wallis said “The Eastbourne Emergency Services weekend is a fantastic event to really show the local community the invaluable work carried out every single day by all of the emergency services. Attracting thousands of visitors the event is a brilliant platform to promote important safety messages and with exciting demonstrations and the chance to get involved and speak to crew, visitors can enjoy an entertaining weekend and learn something new at the same time.”

The fun and informative weekend takes place on Eastbourne seafront and lifts the lid on life in the emergency services with displays and exhibitions from East Sussex Fire and Rescue (ESFR), Sussex Ambulance, Sussex Police, Royal National Lifeboat Institute, Coast Guard and a variety of supporting agencies.

The Emergency Services Display is supported by the Eastbourne Crime Reduction Partnership, who this year will have a stand at the display where the public are welcome and encouraged to discuss local issues with members of the Partnership.

John Drinkwater, Borough Commander of East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and Vice Chairman of the Partnership said “The Emergency Services Display is a great opportunity for us to consult with the community we serve and the process assists us and all our partners to make Eastbourne an even safer place for residents, businesses and visitors alike.”

Attracting over 30,000 visitors every year, Eastbourne’s Emergency Services Display is the biggest of its kind in the UK and for the first time will team up with an agency across the channel to demonstrate the links between East Sussex and France.

A contingent from the French Gendarmerie Nationale has been invited to join the East Sussex display in 2008. With the international port of Newhaven just along the coast from Eastbourne, linking to Dieppe and Le Havre, partnerships across the seas are becoming more important to the local agencies.

With plenty more action on the Western Lawns, visitors will hold their breath as the Coastguard performs a daring cliff rescue, ESFR tackle a chip pan fire, and the Sussex Ambulance, Police, and ESFR team up to work against the clock on a simulated road collision.

Demonstrations, simulators, exhibitions, refreshment stalls and a French Market mean there is something for everyone over the July weekend. Both days kick off with an emergency vehicle Blues ‘n’ Twos cavalcade along the seafront with gates opening at 11am.
04 June, 2008

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