We are officially starting the countdown for our first ever Uniform Services Day. The jam packed day promises fun for all and will celebrate & highlight the amazing work of the Emergency Services and Armed Forces.
Want to know a little more about who’s attending?
W.A.G.s Retired Police Dog Charity
Police dogs are such an important part of the Police force, spending their working lives detecting crimes and helping with searches. W.A.G.s Retired Police Dog Charity is an independent charity set up to help the retired Police Dogs from Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset and Gloucestershire Police. Look out for them at the event to find out more about these wonderful dogs and how we can help support them in their retirement! https://wagsretiredpolicedogs.co.uk/
Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service
We are delighted to have the Freewheelers joining us for Uniform Services Day. Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service is a registered charity that provides a free out-of-hours motorcycle courier service to hospitals in the South West of England. Freewheelers transport blood, pathology and microbiology specimens, patient notes, X-rays, breast milk and other medical supplies, plus deliver every night to two local Air Ambulance bases. Come along and visit their stand to find out more about their fantastic work and see one of their bikes on display. https://freewheelers.org.uk/
The Blue Light Cycle Club
The Blue Light Cycle Club are a cycling club for the Police Service, Fire Service, NHS, Coastguard, RNLI, Prison Service, and Armed Forces. They will be setting up a fun cycling challenge to take part in – bring your pedal power, get competitive and see if you can come out on top to win a great prize! https://www.bluelightcc.co.uk/
We will have some fantastic historic vehicles on display at the event – Wiltshire Police will be bringing 3 historic police vehicles, an Austin A60, a Ford Escort and a Vauxhall senator. Officers will also be on hand to provide crime prevention advice and community engagement.
Local personal trainer Beth Brewer will be providing 3 bootcamp training sessions for everyone to join in with throughout the day giving you a taste of what’s needed to join the Uniform Services! So if you want to try something new and active, if you want to achieve a fitness goal or improve your fitness why not have a go? www.focuswithbethbrewer.com
Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team Climbing Wall
Look up… but don’t look down! The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team will be bringing their climbing wall to Uniform Services Day to test your climbing skills – don’t worry, if things get too much Wiltshire Search and Rescue will be close at hand! https://www.wolt.org.uk/
Trowbridge Museum will also be joining us, looking back at Trowbridge militia and emergency services history.
Punch and Judy Show
See if you can spot the ‘policeman’ in our traditional Punch and Judy show bound to entertain children and adults alike! www.punchinello.co.uk
West Wiltshire and Dorset Fire and Rescue
West Wiltshire and Dorset Fire and Rescue will be joining us at Uniform Services Day with their Community Safety stand, information/games and some demonstrations of the ‘Fire Cadets’ along with vehicles to explore. https://www.dwfire.org.uk/
First Medic will be providing first aid demonstrations with the opportunity to get involved and try out a new skill. Basic first aid is such a valuable skill – watch and learn or perhaps have a go! www.firstmedic.co.uk
RLC Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team
We are excited to announce that we have the RLC Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team joining us with an exhilarating parachute jump in to our arena on 10th September! The Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team dates back to September 1963 and was the first army parachute display team to be established. They are sure to put on a fantastic show for us! We can’t wait! https://www.facebook.com/rlc.silver.stars
Frome K9 will be providing some fantastic entertainment in our arena with agility and scent work displays, showing how they teach all breeds to be good operational dogs. They will also be showing obedience skills and apprehension/protection skills from puppies to adult dogs, with a few puppies currently in training for police and prison placements. Sure to be a fascinating display – check them out in our arena!
And not forgetting…
A range of classic and vintage vehicles that will be on display at the event – from historic police vehicles and fire engines to classic cars and vintage lorries.
There will be many ‘have-a-go’ activities for young and old – themed play areas for the kids, first aid demonstrations and army bootcamps to join in with, assault courses to battle through and climbing walls to test your strength! If you are more of an observer there are a wide selection of stalls, information points and displays from each of the emergency services. Vintage and modern vehicle displays, dog demos, service bands… there will be a great variety of exhibits to interest a wide audience.
The Police, West Wiltshire and Dorset Fire and Rescue, Ambulance Service, RNLI and Wiltshire Air Ambulance will be in attendance, along with other uniformed services such as the RSPCA, Wiltshire Search and Rescue and the Blood Bikes, not forgetting the Brownies and Guides too!
There will of course be delicious food and drink and entertainment on stage will help add to the atmosphere and keep your tummies full!
Community Events Officer Victoria Spriggs said: “Having had a really challenging few years, we wanted to organise an event that acknowledges and celebrates the wonderful work the uniformed services do. Many of these organisations have worked tirelessly to keep us safe over the last couple of years and we want to show our thanks. We hope that the community will come out to show their support too!”
We can’t wait to see you all there!