When I was a recovery operator I always tried to film the more interesting recoveries, regrettable most of the time I was too busy actually doing the recovery to worry about the filming, but on occasions (usually when there was someone just watching) I would find someone to point the camera. This was especially true with the recovery of most of Brooklands Museum’s Major Exhibits, which over the years I have been involved with. Since I retired I have also managed to film many Brooklands ‘special events’ often behind the scenes and from a position most people cannot get. Also amongst the videos you will find things I have recorded on my travels around the world. To make it simpler to navigate I have divided them into ‘Playlists’ and listed the relevant ones below.
These are older videos from my years at The National Rescue Group. This is not quality videoing, more often than not, I was working under pressure so videoing became secondary to the job. It shows accidents on (and off) the A3, M3 and M25 and how we dealt with them. You can also see some of our aircraft recoveries we carried out pre 2000. Anyone in recovery today, may wonder how we lived through it, without the help of H&S (I know I do!)
This playlist shows some of the Aircraft and Vehicle Recoveries, or Movements I have filmed after 2000. It includes the recovery of the Vimy replica from MBW into the Museum, after it had flown there from its home in the Top Gear Hangar and some of the work we have done in the Stratosphere Chamber. It also shows you when I was the guest of the REMA at Bordon and takes a look at my ex London transport AEC MK1 Militant Recovery Vehicle.
Brooklands Museum Emergency Services 'Mayday' events, are held each year in May and attracts Emergency Vehicles from all sectors and services, including Fire Brigades, Police Forces, Ambulance Services, Recovery Services and The Military.
Here you can see many staged incidents often from a better position or closer than the public can get. Look out for the spoof '1982 recoveries' one we did in 2012 it's a good laugh!
This link will take you to a playlist of all my videos in the order they were posted. In other words depending on where you set the filter, you can see my latest video, or the first one I posted and then work down / up the list. So you may get anything from the wife and I off on holiday, to aerial footage of the Tow Show. Please remember however this is the date they were posted not necessarily the date they were filmed.