The Queen's Birthday Honours 2022

Congratulations to Keith Jarrett and Barry Boffy on being appointed as Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).

They have been entered into the Honours, Decorations and Medals table.


Keith Jarrett

Former London-based BTP Officer Keith Jarrett, now working as a Communications Officer in BTP’s London . . . → Read More: The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022

BTP equips Special Officers with Tasers

A piece of history this week.

British Transport Police are the first police force in the UK to deploy special constabulary officers (“Specials”) in England and Wales with Taser devices.

On Friday 27 May, some BTP Specials were on duty across the country carrying Taser to . . . → Read More: BTP equips Special Officers with Tasers

ZOOM Presentation (2)


Policing the Docks: Cardiff & South Wales


Following on from our first attempt our experiment using ZOOM based presentations will see the next instalment very soon. This will take the form of a PowerPoint presentation followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion. . . . → Read More: ZOOM Presentation (2)

20th Anniversary: Potters Bar Railway Accident

Flowers laid at the Potters Bar Memorial, 10.05.2022.


This week saw the 20th anniversary (10th May 2002) of the railway accident at Potters Bar. This horrific incident killed seven people and injured more than 70 others.

BTP officers and staff attended in large numbers. Many of those in . . . → Read More: 20th Anniversary: Potters Bar Railway Accident

A Date for the Diary

On Thursday 13th October 2022 the British Transport Police History Group (BTPHG) will be holding an Open Day at Euston BTP Station.

The day will provide an opportunity for BTPHG Members, members of the Force, invited guests, members and staff of the BTPA and BTP Support Groups . . . → Read More: A Date for the Diary

Baedeker Air Raid commemoration

Baedeker Raid commemoration

On Friday 29th April 2022, a plaque was unveiled to commemorate those who died at York Railway Station during the Baedeker Air Raid eighty years ago.

PC Robert Smith and William Milner (Station Foreman) are named on the plaque.

After the unveiling a . . . → Read More: Baedeker Air Raid commemoration

The Police Foundation – online seminar

The Police Foundation is organising an online seminar on the topic of police history. It will discuss the nature and impact of police history as a field of study, the relationship between the police service and historical research and the role that historians play in comparable professional fields. It will discuss what can . . . → Read More: The Police Foundation – online seminar

PW Phyllis Piper, Liverpool Street, LNER, 1941 or 1942?

A new entry for the Policewomen in Pictures gallery today.

A couple of questions arise from this photograph’s description. Firstly, the date is shown as 1942, whereas the article in the LNER magazine (link below) states it was 1941, but as that article was not published until 1943, it could . . . → Read More: PW Phyllis Piper, Liverpool Street, LNER, 1941 or 1942?

International Women's Day 2022

BTP Women

To mark International Women’s Day for 2022, the BTP issued this group of photos of ‘inspiring, hardworking and dedicated women of BTP‘ on their Twitter account.

Just a reminder that we have our own Policewomen in Pictures gallery.

Learn more about the history of policewomen on the railways here.

. . . → Read More: International Women’s Day 2022

ZOOM Presentation

One of the things the BTPHG want to do is to connect with our members and friends to share the results of the work that we have been doing since 2009. We are therefore going to experiment with a series of ZOOM based presentations. Each one will take the form of a PowerPoint . . . → Read More: ZOOM Presentation