Our team are regularly asked at events who to call in the event of someone finding legacy military ordnance or a marine pyrotechnic (flare) on the beach or in the sea. Amongst some of the HM Coastguard’s multifaceted roles includes investigating objects which have been washed up onto the coastline which may present a danger to coastal users.
Members of the team at the Respect the Water stand Ramsgate Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day was founded to enable people to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are a multitude of ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved, from attending an event or joining us online to throwing a party or local event. Our team did just that on Saturday by attending the Ramsgate parade and drum head service to show their support and share safety messaging especially important due to the large numbers of people flocking to the beaches due to the lovely weather.
VIP’s, Fire Service and Senior Military officers waiting to join the Ramsgate Armed Forces Day
The parade amassed serving members of the Royal Air Force from the Defence Fire Training and Development Centre at Manston, the Royal Navy Reserve, Soldiers and Non Commissioned Officers from the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, Cadets from the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, members of the British Legion; and local Scout and Cub groups.
One of our key messages that we chatted to the lovely visitors to the parade was ‘Cold Water Shock. Here is a video which describes what it is and how to survive it. Please share on-line amongst your friends and family it just could help someone’s life!
Further safety links
Evan’s Story – Learn how Evan survived using the Float to Live drill
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