The team joined several hundred others including veterans , other services and military personal.
We shall remember all those civilian and military you have fallen in the conflicts around the World.
The scene at the Station this morning, 11th November.
The Coastguard flag flies in memory of all those who gave their lives in conflict.
The team has just returned from an incident on Swanage Downs which resulted in the safe recovery of a casualty at the cliff edge.
Now to clean the muddy boots in time for the parade this afternoon.
|The team could see the climbers making their way back up Marmolata Buttress, the large outcrop in the centre of the picture. The photo was taken from the very spot we'd trained at on Sunday in an exercise to recover stuck or injured climbers!|
Our October exercise took place on Sunday morning and involved a joint session with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue's Technical Rescue Team from Poole. We were also joined by our colleagues from Southbourne Coastguard (our nearest rope rescue neighbours to the East) and together the teams carried out rope rescue recovery of a dummy 'casualty' from the cliffs at Anvil Point.
Fire & Rescue have similar systems to ours, but not totally the same, and the idea behind the exercise was to become familiar with each other's methods, systems and equipment for times of joint emergency working.
A really useful morning with some bright autumn sun, and plenty of wind to blow the cobwebs away!