Police Dog Rufus (Retd)

PD Rufus

Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock today presented Police Dog Rufus with his certificate of service.

The DCC said “Sometimes there are simple but great moments in this job. What a pleasure to present a certificate of service to PD Rufus who retired from @BTPDogs in 2013 after . . . → Read More: Police Dog Rufus (Retd)

New History Writers

Ian Oliver (centre), with wife Karen and Viv Head.

Ian Oliver has been appointed a BTP History Writer, for his continued hard work on the Police Service Records Project since it’s inception.

His citation reads: “History Group and long-term Committee Member, Ian spent most of his service at Southampton . . . → Read More: New History Writers

More Display Cabinets

Further to our earlier report that the BTPHG have a Display Cabinet in the foyer of Force Headquarters, we are now pleased to report that two more cabinets have been installed.

One at the Central London Police station:

Central London Police Station

and one at Ivason House:

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Medal Presentation

Jim Rentell QPM

Retired PC, and BTPHG member, Jim Rentell received his Queen’s Police Medal yesterday (07/02/2019) at Buckingham Palace. The award was presented by HRH Prince Charles.

Congratulations from all of the History Group.

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Addendum: In an earlier ceremony, Ben Clifford, Chief Officer of BTP’s . . . → Read More: Medal Presentation

PC Leon McLeod to run London Marathon

PC Leon McLeod

Pc Leon McLeod, who received the Queen’s Gallantry Medal as a result of his actions during the London Bridge terrorist attack in 2017, is competing in this year’s London Marathon. He is running on behalf of PTSD999, an organisation dedicated to assisting those affected by Post Traumatic Stress . . . → Read More: PC Leon McLeod to run London Marathon

Annual General Meeting 2019

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 25th March.

Members have been circulated with details of the venue in the latest edition of History Lines.

A buffet will be provided free of charge. All members are welcome but you do need to let Bill Rogerson know . . . → Read More: Annual General Meeting 2019

Photo Gallery

One of our most popular features is the Photo Gallery. You can go to it from the link on the ‘Pages’ menu to the right of this screen.

And it’s nice to see that it can inspire some creativity, such as this tweet from the BTP Firearms Unit. Social media has . . . → Read More: Photo Gallery

Seven BTP colleagues honoured by The Queen in New Year celebrations

Seven British Transport Police (BTP) officers and staff have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen as part of the New Year’s Honours.

The seven colleagues, who collectively contributed more than 100 years to policing, have been honoured for distinguished service, outstanding influence on policing or for acts of extreme bravery.

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Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at the BTPHG ?

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