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A Royal Visit to the Hants & Isle of Wight Constabulary

It's a special day for the Hampshire Constabulary when Princess Margaret arrives to officially open their new Winchester HQ

Non-Fiction 1966 2 mins Silent

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Starting with an inspection parade, we see Princess Margaret on her visit to the new headquarters of Hampshire Constabulary in West Hill, Winchester. Standing on a rostrum, she takes the salute of policemen marching past, riding on motorcycles and leading police dogs. A small motorcade of police cars passes by before we see Princess Margaret unveiling a plaque inside the new building. She then sees a demonstration of fingerprint-taking and an HRH 66 numberplate.