Website Updates!

Just a reminder that in the ‘Pages’ column to the right of the screen we have a link called ‘Website Updates’. Unsurprisingly this links to the Website Updates page. If you are a regular visitor to the site it’s a handy page to look at to see what new articles and items . . . → Read More: Website Updates!

New Year's Honours 2017

Two new entries for the Honours, Decorations and Medals list.

A divisional commander who started at BTP when he was just 19, and a Sussex man who volunteered more than 500 hours to policing last year have both been named on the 2017 New Year’s Honours List.

Chief Superintendent . . . → Read More: New Year’s Honours 2017

BookShelf

In recent years there has been a marked uptake in books published about or featuring the British Transport Police, mainly by retired officers and – I’m pleased to report – by BTPHG members.

To that extent, and in order to keep track, a new webpage seemed to be called for to . . . → Read More: BookShelf

Watch Dogs!

The Watch Dog!

BTPHG member Derick Brown recently highlighted a report on BBC regional news for Humberside about a film showing the early police dogs at Hull docks. The first trained Police Dogs in the United Kingdom.

The report is available from the BBC website: Britain’s first police dogs at work in Hull

A . . . → Read More: Watch Dogs!

Project Update: Roll of Honour

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Appropriately for November, Ed Thompson has completed the latest update to the Roll of Honour dedicated to RDC Officers who fell in The Great War. There are some additions and corrections to earlier versions of the Roll.

Ed is to be thanked for his dedication in continuing with . . . → Read More: Project Update: Roll of Honour

The Railway Policeman's Casebook

The Railway Policeman’s Casebook

A new BTP related book is to be published on the 15th September 2015.

Written by BTPHG member Richard Stacpoole-Ryding, author of The British Transport Police: An Illustrated History.

From the book jacket:

“The opportunity to commit crime on the railways began . . . → Read More: The Railway Policeman’s Casebook

The British Transport Police Journals 1948 – 1990

Just a reminder that the BTP History Group have scanned all the 157 Journals and made them available in PDF format on disc.

A double DVD disc set is available to purchase at a cost of £15.00 inclusive of UK postage and packing (BTPHG members receive a discount).

Discs can be purchased here: DVD . . . → Read More: The British Transport Police Journals 1948 – 1990

Police Dog Heroes

Police Dog Heroes (Front Cover)

Another new BTP related book has recently been published.

Written by two retired BTP officers and BTPHG members, Mike Layton and our very own Bill Rogerson (BTPHG Secretary), it collects stories of the railway police dogs and their handlers.

From the book jacket:

. . . → Read More: Police Dog Heroes

BTP History Writers

As you are probably aware we have an independent panel who appoint British Transport Police History Writers and they have been working overtime recently. Their most recent appointments in April 2016 are:

Bill Rogerson for the continued production of the highly regarded History Lines monthly newsletter (81 . . . → Read More: BTP History Writers

Geoffrey Lawrence

 

We are pleased to report that BTPHG member Geoffrey Lawrence, a retired BT Police Officer, has been appointed a Chevalier of the ‘Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur’ (Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour) by the French Government.

The presentation was undertaken by the Rear . . . → Read More: Geoffrey Lawrence