Historic police vehicle procession to mark Hampton police station closure

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Old fleet: Hampton police station closes in March Old fleet: Hampton police station closes in March

Officers at Hampton police station will drive a convoy of historical cars and motorbikes to Scotland Yard to mark the station’s closure.

Hampton police station, in Station Road, is being prepared for sale and will be shut in March.

The station houses the Met Police’s historical fleet of seven cars and seven bikes dating from 1945 to present.

Detective Sergeant of the road traffic investigation unit at Hampton, Phil Haimes, said: “The idea is to drive them all on mass to New Scotland Yard and then on to Hendon where they will be based.

“It should be a nice send off.”

The convoy is due to set off from the station at 11am on Wednesday, February 26, and DS Haimes invited people to line the way and watch the spectacle, which will mark the end of an era.

The cars in the historical fleet include a black 1984 Wolseley, which featured in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee review in 1977 and the MPS Commissioner’s 175th review in 2004.

A blue special branch protection squad 1973 Rover P6, which was used to protect top people in the 70s during IRA troubles and was a dedicated royalty and Prime Ministerial protection vehicle, will also included.

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3:11pm Sun 23 Feb 14

DS Hames says...

The convoy is now due to leave Hampton PS at 10.30am. More details including the route can be found on the MPHVC Facebook page.
The convoy is now due to leave Hampton PS at 10.30am. More details including the route can be found on the MPHVC Facebook page. DS Hames
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12:24am Mon 24 Feb 14

martnal says...

Is the route available anywhere for people who don't use facebook?
Is the route available anywhere for people who don't use facebook? martnal
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11:25am Mon 24 Feb 14

richmondcomments says...

martnal wrote:
Is the route available anywhere for people who don't use facebook?
FROM THE FACEBOOK PAGE:

We have finalised the details of a final escorted journey of all the fleet together to its new home via NSY. We will be leaving Hampton at 1030 on 26th Feb and going to NSY for a photoshoot via the following route

Left onto Station Rd, right onto High St and then left onto Hampton Court Rd to roundabout.
1st exit onto Hampton Court Rd to roundabout.
2nd exit onto Kingston Bridge and entering one-way system, exiting onto A308 London Rd to roundabout.
2nd exit onto Kingston Hill and then left at the ATS onto Queens Rd to roundabout in Richmond Park.
2nd exit onto Dark Hill to roundabout, 2nd exit onto Priory Lane to roundabout.
2nd exit onto Priory Lane out of Richmond Park onto Priory lane to roundabout.
1st exit onto Priory Lane to roundabout, 2nd exit onto Priory lane to ATS.
Right onto South CircularRd then bear left onto Queens Ride to roundabout.
2nd exit onto Queens Ride to roundabout, 2nd exit onto Lower Richmond Rd to ATS
Left onto Putney Bridge to ATS, turn right onto New Kings Rd continue into Kings Rd to Sloane Sq roundabout.
3rd exit onto Eaton Gate continue into Eaton Square continue onto Lower Grosvenor Place.
Left onto Buckingham Gate, right onto The Mall, right onto Horse Guards Rd.
Staggered crossroads into Storey Gate, right into Tothill St, left into The Broadway
[quote][p][bold]martnal[/bold] wrote: Is the route available anywhere for people who don't use facebook?[/p][/quote]FROM THE FACEBOOK PAGE: We have finalised the details of a final escorted journey of all the fleet together to its new home via NSY. We will be leaving Hampton at 1030 on 26th Feb and going to NSY for a photoshoot via the following route Left onto Station Rd, right onto High St and then left onto Hampton Court Rd to roundabout. 1st exit onto Hampton Court Rd to roundabout. 2nd exit onto Kingston Bridge and entering one-way system, exiting onto A308 London Rd to roundabout. 2nd exit onto Kingston Hill and then left at the ATS onto Queens Rd to roundabout in Richmond Park. 2nd exit onto Dark Hill to roundabout, 2nd exit onto Priory Lane to roundabout. 2nd exit onto Priory Lane out of Richmond Park onto Priory lane to roundabout. 1st exit onto Priory Lane to roundabout, 2nd exit onto Priory lane to ATS. Right onto South CircularRd then bear left onto Queens Ride to roundabout. 2nd exit onto Queens Ride to roundabout, 2nd exit onto Lower Richmond Rd to ATS Left onto Putney Bridge to ATS, turn right onto New Kings Rd continue into Kings Rd to Sloane Sq roundabout. 3rd exit onto Eaton Gate continue into Eaton Square continue onto Lower Grosvenor Place. Left onto Buckingham Gate, right onto The Mall, right onto Horse Guards Rd. Staggered crossroads into Storey Gate, right into Tothill St, left into The Broadway richmondcomments
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3:54pm Mon 24 Feb 14

martnal says...

Thanks!
Thanks! martnal
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