Honours, Decorations & Medals

This page records the Honours, Decorations and Medals awarded to Officers and Staff of the British Transport Police and its constituent forces.

The table lists the personnel by name in alphabetical order by default, but each column can be sorted by clicking on the column header to suit the users’ requirements. The table shows 25 entries by default, but this can be expanded up to 100. The search box can also be used to find any item required.

The details are given for each honour awarded, so an individual will be listed multiple times if they have received more than one award.

A list of the abbreviations used in the table can be found below.

Sources

The details on this page have been found from various sources, but where possible they have been verified by checking the relevant issue of the London Gazette. The bulk of the hard work to compile this information has been done by Richard Stacpoole-Ryding, with additional work by Viv Head.

Awards & Recognition Project

Richard is doing further research on this subject as part of our Awards & Recognition Project. Further information can be found on the Projects page, which is also where you can find his contact email address should you have any further information to add, or corrections to be made.

NAMERANKYEARAWARDCITATIONNOTES
ABLARD Godfrey GeorgeSgt1988B.E.M.For services to the British Transport Police Dog Section.Dog Section.
AHMAD ZaheerConst2010M.B.E.For services to the Police & Muslim Police AssociationLondon Underground.
ANDERSON Royan StuartConst1997M.B.E.For services to Public Transport
APPLEBY Thomas SawdonSupt1961Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport PoliceBTC.
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Defence Medal.
AVIS KenInsp2008M.B.E.For services to the PoliceFHQ.
BALFE Patrick MichaelConst1989Q CommFollowing an outbreak of fire at King's Cross Underground Station, for services in assisting a fireman in dangerous and intolerable conditions and in evacuating passengers from the smoke-laden booking hall and platforms.King's Cross Underground Station Disaster
BEBBINGTON Terry AlanConst1989Q.G.M.On 18th November 1987 a fire occurred on an escalator at King's Cross Underground Station. The fire rapidly spread in a "flashover" to the booking hall and many people were trapped. Constable Bebbington, though untrained and unequipped for fighting fires, displayed devotion to duty and gallantry of a high order in assisting a fireman in his attempts, in dangerous and intolerable conditions, to bring the seat of the fire under control.King's Cross Underground Station Disaster
BENNETT Robert FrederickConst1996M.B.E.For services to Rail Transport
BRACKEN Nicholas PatrickDCS2006O.B.E.For services to the Police
BRADLEY John MichaelConst1991B.E.M.For a life long commitment to the First Aid movement.Victoria.
BRADLEY Lionel HenryCh Supt1973O.St.JServing BrotherArea Commander (Northern Area)
BRADLEY Lionel HowardACC1975Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
BRERETON WilliamA/ Det Const1941B.E.M.Whilst on duty during an air raid and despite risk to his life he saved PC Rowing who was trapped in a burning building.Southern Railway. Bricklayers Arms.
BRIGGS GordonDCI2017Q.P.M.For distinguished service.Joined BTP after retiring from the Metropolitan Police as Detective Chief Superintendent, in January 2016
BRUNSKILL William EdwardCh Supt1975M.B.E.For services to the PoliceMidlands. Birmingham.
BULLEYMENT JohnSgt2003M.B.E.For services to the British Transport Police
CAMERON Robert RaePolice Const1948B.E.M.For courage and outstanding devotion to duty at Burton-on-Trent on 4th November 1947 when he prevented the theft of whisky valued at £4000 at No. 2 Bonded Stores.Noted as a D.C. (Birmingham) in 1947. Probably promoted as a result of the incident.
CANNING Paul NormanInsp1998Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
CARROLL Myra YvonneFinance Officer2000M.B.E.For services to the British Transport PoliceCivilian Staff Award. Scotland.
CARTER JosephConst1964Q CommOn 26th April 1963 a two year old girl fell between a moving train and the platform. PC Carter witnessed the incident and with the train still in motion slid down from the platform and rescued the girl.Also awarded to Allan Francis Holmes, Leading Railway Porter, Lincoln Central Station.
COCKBURN Charles FrederickDet Sgt1987B.E.M.For services to the British Transport Police.British Railways. One time Chairman of the BTP Federation.
COOK DerekConst1956Q CommOn 8th September 1955 the officers were keeping observations on Carlton Loop Sidings in Lincolnshire when they saw a gang of five men attempte to raid a goods train. They tackled the men and a fierce struggle took place in which the officers were severely beaten. PC Cook carried an injured officer to a nearby house and rendered first aid for which he also received a Meritorious First Aid Award.BTC. Grimsby.
CROWTHER Paul Geoffrey DCC2014O.B.E.For services to policing.FHQ
DEARLOVE MichealDet Const2001Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
DIXON Julian MarkConst1989Q CommFollowing an outbreak of fire at King's Cross Underground Station, for services in evacuating passengers from the booking hall, for re-entering a smoke-filled subway without regard to personal safety and for assisting a severely burned and injured Const to safety.King's Cross Underground Station Disaster
DOBSON John PC1942B.E.M.During an air raid Dobson was dealing with incendiaries when a high explosive bomb exploded some six or seven yards away. The blast blew him into a shelter, part of which collapsed. Two men were trapped and Dobson was buried up to the shoulders in debris. With difficulty he managed to extricate himself and, although the adjoining offices were badly damaged, on fire and likely to collapse, he set to work and eventually succeeded in rescuing the victims. Dispite the shock from which he was suffering Dobson then helped to rescue a badly injured fireman who had been blown into a fire by the blast from an explosion. Dobson displayed courage and devotion to duty in difficult and dangerous circumstances.LNER Police (Hull)
Medal presented by King George V1 19.05.1942 - Medal in the possession of British Transport Police.
DWYER Adrian StephenCounter-Terrorism Risk Advisor2007O.B.E.For services to the PoliceCivilian Staff Award
EDWARDS Peter JohnCh Supt2004O.B.E.For services to the Police
ELLIOT Donald EvanConst1989Q CommFor services in rescuing from the electrified track at Victoria Station, a mentally unstable man who was threatening to take his and the officer's life by forcing both of them onto the electric line.Victoria
FIELD MichaelDet Supt2010Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
FRY Martin LloydCh Supt2017Q.P.M.For distinguished service.Divisional Commander for London and the South East.
GAY William OwenCC1966Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
GOODIER John HenryCoP1969Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport PoliceEastern Area. York. Probably Ch Supt.
GOWER PaulConst2002Q.P.M.For distinguished service to the Police.
GRAHAM John AlbertDet Const1991Q CommOn 23rd April 1990 the officers overpowered, disarmed and arrested an armed man who had just robbed the Leeds Building Society near the station. At one stage a loaded revolver was pointed at the officers.Stratford
GREAVES John Robert Parker PS1942K CommFor brave conduct in Civil Defence.LNER
GREENWOOD Steven BarrySpecial Chief Inspector2017B.E.M.For voluntary service to Policing.London, 'B' Division
HANSON Stephen TerrenceConst1989Q.G.M.On 18th November 1987 a fire occurred on an escalator at King's Cross Underground Station. The fire rapidly spread in a "flashover" to the booking hall and many people were trapped. Constable Hanson displayed devotion to duty and gallantry of a high order by remaining in conditions of extreme danger to direct the evacuation of passengers, and then attempting to lead them to safety, sustaining severe burns and injury in the process.King's Cross Underground Station Disaster
HEANUE David JohnPC1995Q CommFor services in rescuing a lady who had fallen into the river.
HENNIGAN JohnSupt2010M.B.E.For services to the PoliceLondon Underground.
HOLMES Francis AlexanderAsst CoP1948M.B.E.For services to the railway whilst Asst CoP, Southern Area, during the War Years.Southern Railway
HUDDART William ParkerDet Sgt1945K.P.F.S.M.
(Gallantry)
FOR GALLANTRY. In the early hours of 13th October 1945 Sgt Huddart returned to his office to find that an armed man was laying in wait for him. The man pointed a loaded pistol at the officer who remained captive for over an hour. The officer noticed the mans identity card had dropped to the floor, he bent down to pick it up for him but as he did so he sprung at the man who shot him from just three feet. The bullet passed through his tunic near his shoulder but he managed to grab, disarm and arrest the man.This is the only such award bestowed on an officer of the Force. LMS. Leicester.
INNES Edward JohnDCS1991Q.P.M.For services to the Police.FHQ
IOANNOU, 'Jack' Sophocles Insp2013Q.P.M.For distinguished service.Croydon
JOBSON Sylvia May RoseHouse Manageress1994M.B.E.For services to the British Transport PoliceCivilian Staff Award. Force Training. Tadworth.
JOHNSTON William Ian RidleyCC2009KnighthoodFor services to the PoliceC.B.E., Q.P.M.
KERBEY Kenneth John LeonardConst1989Q CommFollowing an outbreak of fire at King's Cross Underground Station, for services in evacuating passengers from the smoke-filled booking hall and platforms, and in helping fight the fire on the Piccadilly Line escalators in dangerous and intolerable conditions.King's Cross Underground Station Disaster
KERR Robert EwingDCC1978Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
KING NormaArea Safety Officer2005M.B.E.For services to the PoliceCivilian Staff Award
KUKIELKA RichardConst1989Q CommFollowing an outbreak of fire at King's Cross Underground Station, for services in evacuating passengers from the smoke-filled booking hall and platforms, for helping a colleague to evacuate a badly burned passenger and for re-entering the station to give further assistance.King's Cross Underground Station Disaster
LANAWAY Ernest StephenConst1951B.E.M.For acting with promptitued and disregard of personal danger and showed outstanding devotion to duty in tackling and extinguishing a fire on a wagon containing explosives.Hither Green Sidings, London.
LANE Arthur CoP1949O.B.E.For his work in relation to his active assistance with the Ministry of Food in combating black market activities.GWR
LYALL MargaretConst2005M.B.E.For services to the PoliceScotland.
LYNCH JamesSgt O.I.C.1980B.E.M.Was also awarded Papal Medal in 1976. Blackpool & Fleetwood.
MARTLAND Graham PhillipConst1989Q CommFollowing the outbreak of fire at King's Cross Underground Station, for services in evacuating passengers from the smoke-laden booking hall and platforms, for helping a badly burned passenger to safety, and re-entering the station to give further assistance.King's Cross Underground Station Disaster
MATON Frederick JohnInsp1948B.E.M.For courage and devotion to duty during an air-raid on Swansea.Western Region. Swansea Docks.
McGREGOR William IanACC1991Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
McMUNN Glen WilliamInsp2006M.B.E.For services to the community in London
McNAUGHTON TomConst1975Q CommDuring February 1974 PC McNaughton was called to the Wyre Dock, Fleetwood, where a seaman had fallen into the water from a gangplank. People at the dock had thrown in lifebelts but to no avail. The officer jumped into the water and rescued the man.This was the officer's third bravery award. Previous awards were made by RHS in 1958 & 1972. Fleetwood Docks.
METCALFE SidneyConst1956Q CommOn 8th September 1955 the officers were keeping observations on Carlton Loop Sidings in Lincolnshire when they saw a gang of five men attempte to raid a goods train. They tackled the men and a fierce struggle took place in which the officers were severely beaten.BTC. Newark.
MINES Ernest Walter JohnSgt1965Q CommFor rescuing a woman who had fallen onto an electrified railway line between platform and train.Also awarded to Kenneth Norman Bush, Relief Station Master, BRB (Brockley)
MINGAY Stephen PaulT/Insp2006M.B.E.For services to the community in London
MOBBS Ernest SidneyConst1950K CommFor services when apprehending an armed poacherBTC. Pentney, Norfolk.
MORGAN Stephen JohnCh Supt2008Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
NAUGHTON Graham TimothyDet Const2009M.B.E.For services to the Police
NICHOLAS Paul WilliamACC2005Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
NICHOLS BasilACC1981Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport PoliceACC (Operations)
NORTON Donald AlbertConst1956Q CommOn 8th September 1955 the officers were keeping observations on Carlton Loop Sidings in Lincolnshire when they saw a gang of five men attempte to raid a goods train. They tackled the men and a fierce struggle took place in which the officers were severely beaten; PC Norton having a metal hook embedded in his skull.BTC. Newark.
O'BRIEN DesmondCC1999C.B.E.For services to the British Transport PoliceO.B.E., Q.P.M.
O'BRIEN DesmondCC1993Q.P.M.For distinguished serviceO.B.E., Q.P.M.
OGRAM Kenneth HirstCC1983Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
OTTER Randolph AlanCh Insp2008M.B.E.For services to the Police
PALMER William FrederickACC1992Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport PoliceLondon Transport.
PAPWORTH Albert WalterConst1967B.E.M.Euston. Was Chairman of the BTP Federation.
PARKER John FrederickCh Supt1987M.B.E.For services to the British Transport PoliceWestern. Paddington.
PECK George HastingsSupt1944M.B.E.For Meritorious BehaviourLNER. Joined force as a Const in 1905
POOLEY Albert StanleyDCC1973Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport PoliceListed under British Railways Board
RAWSON John HenryPS1942K CommFor brave conduct in Civil Defence.LNER
RICHARDS William BertramCh Officer BTC1956C.V.O.CommanderBTC. O.St.J., K.P.M. Promoted within the Order.
RICHARDS William BertramCh Officer BTC1947M.V.O.Fifth GradeBTC. O.St.J., K.P.M.
RICHARDS William BertramCh Officer BTC1952O.St.JOfficer (Brother)M.V.O., K.P.M., BTC
RICHARDS William BertramCh Officer BTC1951K.P.M.For Distinguished ServiceM.V.O., O.St.J. BTC. This was the first such award to be bestowed on an Officer of the Force.
RIDD JohnSupt1944M.B.E.For protection of vulnerable points in the docks area during the war years.GWR South Wales Docks
RIPLEY Martyn AlanCh Supt2003O.B.E.For services to the PoliceNW Area.
ROBB Paul McKinleyACC2008Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
ROBERTSON Alexander RossInsp2012Q.P.M.For distinguished serviceChairman of the BTP Federation
ROGERSON William BryanSgt O.I.C.1995M.B.E.For services to the railway communityBangor.
ROSTERN Eric WalkdenSupt1946O.B.E.For services to the PoliceM.C. LNER Liverpool St.
RUSSELL-FENWICK Deborah Anne LynneConst2006M.B.E.For services to the community in London
SAUNDERS Sydney JamesConst1991Q CommOn 23rd April 1990 the officers overpowered, disarmed and arrested an armed man who had just robbed the Leeds Building Society near the station. At one stage a loaded revolver was pointed at the officers.Stratford
SHEARING John Emanuel ArthurSupt1950M.B.E.For services to the PoliceBTC. Divisional Supt. Paddington.
SHIPERLEE DavidDCI2014Q.P.M.For distinguished service.FHQ CID
SILVESTRO Antonio MarioDet Const2009M.B.E.For services during the July 2005 London Bombings.

On Thursday 7th July 2005 DC Silvestro was on duty in his offices above Aldgate London Underground Station. He went to investigate the cause of a loud bang that had shaken the building. After clearing the platforms he then entered the tunnel and made his way onto the train and the carriage where the bomb had exploded. From the screams and noises outside the carriage he found on the tracks several seriously injured people. He comforted these before moving on as the rest of the train was still fully occupied. He moved to the end of the train to help people down from the drivers's cab doors. He then assisted these to walk to Aldgate Station by clearing wreckage, directing them and urging them forward. By doing this he managed to clear the train and tunnel. When other police officers arrived he walked the length of the train to ensure everyone was out. He then returned to the terribly injured woman lying on the track and stayed with her and then helped carry her out of the tunnel.

London Underground
SIMMONS StevenDet Sgt2015Q.P.M.For distinguished service.'B' Division
SLATER Edward AlexanderPC2003Q CommFor his actions in rescuing a man from the River Thames, near Vauxhall Bridge.
SMITH Leonard FrankPC1942B.E.M.Awarded for “Courage, endurance and initiative” during the 1940 bombings of Southampton.
Being 20 years of age and armed with a bucket of sand and a shovel, dealt with numerous incendiary bombs in spite of having severely injured his hand.
Presented by King George VI at Buckingham Palace. On 24 May 1968 was invited to attend a service to celebrate the Jubilee of the Order at St.Paul's Cathedral. Southern Railway (Southampton Docks).
SMITH Mark JeremyHead of Suicide Prevention and Mental Health 2016M.B.E.For services to policingFHQ
(Retired as CH. Supt (2013), continued as civilian manager.)
SMITH Percy LandonCoP1958Q.P.M.For distinguished serviceBTC (LTE)
Awarded Military Cross (WW1)
STANFORD Maurice RobinPC1981Q CommFor services leading to the rescue of a badly injured man who had attempted to commit suicide and was trapped underneath an Underground train.London Transport.
Also awarded to PC Michael Brian ADAMS, of the Metropolitan Police.
TANNER MichaelInsp2004Q.G.M.For his actions involving a man brandishing a knife in Finsbury, London. Whilst attempting to apprehend a suspect was stabbed in the chest and arm, but despite this Inspector Tanner went after him and then with two colleagues secured the man's arrest. The man was sentenced to Life Imprisonment.Michael Tanner is a member of the BTPHG committee.
TAYLOR MartinSupt1997M.B.E.For services to the British Transport PoliceFHQ
TEMPORAL Dennis WilliamInsp1990M.B.E.For services to the Police.Football Liaison Officer, FHQ.
THOMAS Alun MaxwellCh Supt2017Q.P.M.For distinguished service Specialist Operations, FHQ.
THOMAS Stephen JohnACC2010Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
TINCKNELL Gerald WilliamSecretary1992B.E.M.BTP Federation.
TOMLINSON, Frederick George William
PC1999M.B.E.For services to the British Transport PoliceDoncaster
TRENDALL Philip ScottSupt2010Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
TROTTER Andrew StewartDCC2008O.B.E.For services to the PoliceQ.P.M.
WAITE J. R.Ch Insp1940-45B.E.M.For distinguished service at Hull Docks during the Second World War.
WALDER MarkSpecial Sgt2017B.E.M.For voluntary service to the community in East Sussex.Volunteers for both BTP and South East Coast Ambulance Service.
WAREING Stephen DouglasConst2009M.B.E.For services to the Police.
WEST Arthur CharlesCC1946O.B.E.For services to the PoliceK.P.M.
WHENT Peter JohnDCS1999Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
WILDBORE David CharlesCh Supt2015Q.P.M.For distinguished service FHQ Operations
WILLIAMSON Guy EverisInsp2004Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport Police
WILSON WalterSupt1946M.B.E.For overseeing the safety of the docks at Hull during World War II.LNER
WOLSTENHOLME John FrancisDet Sgt2013Q.P.M.For distinguished service London Underground
WOOD Walter WilliamCoP1960Q.P.M.For services to the British Transport PoliceO.B.E. BTC.
WOOD Walter WilliamCoP1955O.B.E.For services to the PoliceBTC. SW Area.

 

List of Abbreviations:

B.E.M.British Empire MedalACCASSISTANT CHIEF CONSTABLE
C.B.E.Commander of the Order of the British EmpireBTCBRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION POLICE
C.V.O.Commander of the Royal Victorian OrderBTPBRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE
K CommKing's Commendation for Brave ConductCCCHIEF CONSTABLE
K.P.M.King's Police MedalCh SuptCHIEF SUPERINTENDENT
KnighthoodKnight Bachelor (Kt)CICHIEF INSPECTOR
K.P.F.S.M.King's Police and Fire Services MedalCoPCHIEF of POLICE
M.B.E.Member of the Order of the British EmpireDCDETECTIVE CONSTABLE
M.V.O.Member of the Royal Victorian OrderDCCDEPUTY CHIEF CONSTABLE
O.B.E.Officer of the Order of the British EmpireDCIDETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR
O.St.JOfficer of the Order of St JohnDCSDETECTIVE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT
Q CommQueen's Commendation for Brave ConductDSDETECTIVE SERGEANT
Q.G.M.Queen's Gallantry MedalGNRGREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY
Q.P.M.Queen's Police MedalGWRGREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
LMSLONDON MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAY
LNERLONDON & NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY
LNWRLONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY
LTLONDON TRANSPORT
MRMIDLAND RAILWAY
PCPOLICE CONSTABLE
SCSPECIAL CONSTABLE
SRSOUTHERN RAILWAY
SuptSUPERINTENDENT
SWRSOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
SWRPSOUTH WALES RAILWAY POLICE