31st July Meet the Royal Marines and Fire Service

Meeting the Royal Marines

Although it has been a bit drizzly today there was still a fantastic public turn out at Woodbury Castle to meet the Royal Marines and the East Devon Fire Service. The event was organised by the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust as part of Heathweek. Both organisations are important conservation partners for the Trust. The Pebblebed heaths provide the primary training ground for Royal Marine recruits, and the East Devon Fire Service are crucial in the defence of heathland against fires.

The event was awash with children eager to have a go at lazer tag, inspect a Royal Marine's kit and look around a tank and fire engine, whilst the adults enjoyed a brew, a bacon sandwich and a chat with Conservation Trust staff. Ed from the Conservation Trust was also on hand to demonstrate a telehandler, a vital piece of machinery used by the Trust in heathland management work, with many childern eager to try their hand at picking up a log. Thanks to the Royal Marines and the Fire Service for supporting the event and providing such fantastic and engaging displays.

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