Gallantry Roll of Honour Plaque

PC Wayne Marques and PC Leon McLeod

Today (05/12/2018) at BTP Force Headquarters, the Gallantry Roll of Honour plaque was unveiled with two additional names inscribed. PC Wayne Marques and PC Leon McLeod had their names added following their heroic actions during the London Bridge terrorist attack.

In attendance . . . → Read More: Gallantry Roll of Honour Plaque

Display Cabinet

BTPHG Display Cabinet

As mentioned in an earlier post, the History Group now has a permanent display in the reception area of Force HQ. It will house artefacts, photos and documents from our archives and will be a showcase of the Group’s work in preserving BTP’s history. The displays will be refreshed . . . → Read More: Display Cabinet

In Remembrance 1914 - 1918

During the last four years the BTP History Group have been marking the Centenary of the Great War and remembering those who were killed and injured during the conflict. In particular, our thoughts were with those members of the constituent police forces that now make up the British Transport Police.

Our . . . → Read More: In Remembrance 1914 – 1918

First police dog on scene of Manchester Arena attack to be honoured

PD Mojo with his medal (Image: Julian Brown / PDSA)

The British Transport Police Dog who was first on the scene following the devastating terror attack on Manchester Arena, is to be honoured by leading vet charity PDSA. Police Dog (PD) Mojo will receive the PDSA Order of Merit at a ceremony . . . → Read More: First police dog on scene of Manchester Arena attack to be honoured

Officers recieve their medals

Pc’s McLeod and Marques after receiving their medals

PC Wayne Marques and PC Leon McLeod, together with other award recipients from the London Bridge terrorist attack, received their medals today (11th October 2018).

Constable Leon McLeod, left, received the Queen’s Gallantry Medal, while PCs Charles Guenigault and Wayne Marques were awarded . . . → Read More: Officers receive their medals

Retired Officer celebrates 100 years

Sylvester ‘Jock’ Winters at FHQ, with his wife and family, the Chief Constable and others.

report by John Owen

Sylvester Walter ‘Jock’ Winters celebrates his 100th birthday today (10th October 2018). Jock served with BTCP & BTP from 1951 until 1975 at Euston, St Pancras & Camden. He and his . . . → Read More: Retired Officer celebrates 100 years

Illustrated Address for Elijah Copping

Illustrated Address

Earlier this year the History Group purchased the Illustrated Address presented to Detective Superintendent Elijah Copping by his colleagues, on his retirement from the London and North Western Railway Company in 1904. Superintendent Copping had a distinguished career and was involved in several high-profile cases.

Lookout for a . . . → Read More: Illustrated Address for Elijah Copping

BTP officers honoured for heroic actions during London Bridge terrorist attack

 

PC’s Leon McLeod and Wayne Marques

Two BTP officers have been recognised by the Queen for their heroic actions during the London Bridge attack last year, it has been announced today in the Civilian Gallantry List: 2018.

PC Leon McLeod has been awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal, and PC . . . → Read More: BTP officers honoured for heroic actions during London Bridge terrorist attack

Retired BTP officer receives the Legion d'honneur

William Tavendale at the Balhousie Castle ceremony.

Last Wednesday (13/06/2018), Retired Sergeant William Tavendale received the Legion d’honneur from the French Consul General. See the HistoryBank article – Retired BTP officer receives the Legion d’honneur – for details.

In 2014, French President Francois Hollande announced during the 70th anniversary commemoration . . . → Read More: Retired BTP officer receives the Legion d’honneur

Queen's Birthday Honours

The History Group are very pleased to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed honours on two of our members:

BENJAMIN CLIFFORD, Special Chief Officer, British Transport Police receives a BEM for services to policing. JIM RENTELL, formerly Constable and Football Intelligence officer of Birmingham receives the QPM.

We send . . . → Read More: Queen’s Birthday Honours