The Murder of Detective Sergeant Robert Kidd, 1895

Robert Kidd, Date Unknown: Credit: Family Photograph

A special entry in the Research section of HistoryBank this month.

As part of the History Group’s commemoration of the 126th anniversary of the death of Detective Sergeant Robert Kidd, Phil Trendall has updated his 1995 article with additional research.

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Remembering September 11th

A commemorative patch has been sent to those NYPD Transit Bureau officers who served on 9/11 to mark the twentieth anniversary.

Time to remember all officers who lost their lives during the course of their duties.

 

Source: Twitter / @NYPDTransit

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BTP Journals DVD

Just a short entry to report that the BTP Journals DVD has now sold out.

In 2014, after having completed the project to scan all railway police Journals from 1948 to 1990, we offered a double DVD set for sale.

Recent publicity due to the release of the . . . → Read More: BTP Journals DVD

Ministry of Defence Police - 50th Anniversary

Mod Pol Anniversary

This year the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) celebrates its 50th anniversary, after it was formed following the amalgamation of the Army Department, Air Force Department and Admiralty Constabularies on 1 October 1971.

A brief history of the Ministry of Defence Police is a new article . . . → Read More: Ministry of Defence Police – 50th Anniversary

Dedication of New Memorial to Police Officers

A new memorial to honour fallen police officers will be unveiled next Wednesday, 28th July from 12 noon at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The new UK Police Memorial honours the courage and sacrifice of all those from across the police service who have dedicated their lives to protecting . . . → Read More: Dedication of New Memorial to Police Officers

Police Dog Ash

 

 

PD Ash

The dashing PD Ash is an integral member of the BTP’s County Lines Taskforce 🐶.

He works with the team to sniff out drugs and stop organised criminals using the railway to move them between locations.

Police Dog Ash is the latest addition . . . → Read More: Police Dog Ash

Railwaymen & Women of The North London Railway

NLR Coat of Arms

Thanks to HG researcher Steve Beamon, this website has recently come to our attention.

The Railwaymen & Women of The North London Railway traces the history of officers and servants of the North London Railway from the 1850’s. The site contains a collection of over . . . → Read More: Railwaymen & Women of The North London Railway

7/7 Memorial

7/7 Memorial

Wednesday the 7th July 2021 marked the sixteenth anniversary of the London Bombings, in which 52 people lost their lives and many more were injured.

BTP Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi joined the Commissioners of the Metropolis and the City of London at the 7 July Memorial in . . . → Read More: 7/7 Memorial

K9 Memorial UK

PD Bobby

News that after the passing of retired Police Dog Bobby (08/07/2009 – 26/04/2021), he has been added to the K9 Memorial UK Tribute Wall page.

Bobby’s handler PC Beal said :

“Bobby served the British Transport police dog section with dedication and distinction, working through . . . → Read More: K9 Memorial UK

BTP officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021

CC Lucy D’Orsy

Lucy D’Orsi, the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for Distinguished Service to the Policing of Specialist Operations in the UK, in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours.

As reported in the London Gazette.

Ch Supt . . . → Read More: BTP officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021