From scouring twenty five square miles of sea bed for explosives, to simply pointing people in the right direction, the military and emergency services did it all during the sailing events in Weymouth.
As the Paralympics finals take place this week the services have been reviewing their mammoth security operation during the games as Richard Lawrence reports.
Keep up to date with how Paralympic athletes from the Westcountry are doing in the 2012 games
A Cornish village is celebrating after local swimmer Jonathan Fox won paralympic gold.
ParalympicsGB are hoping for a gold-winning Games. We look at some of the Westcountry athletes in competition.