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

Champions League, 2009

Hanover, 2009

A timely new entry in our Photo Gallery, with the Champions League Final featuring an English team today (Saturday 26/05/2018), Kay Clifforth shows us a clipping from December 2009, when she and Graham Naughton appeared in the BILD newspaper. Part of a BTP team sent to Hanover to escort Manchester United fans . . . → Read More: Champions League, 2009

Policing South Wales Docks - an Illustrated History

Policing South Wales Docks – cover

BTPHG Chairman, Viv Head, has returned to his roots to document the history of dock policing in South Wales.

This new BTP related book is published today (15/05/2018). It is available from the publisher – Amberley Books, as well as Amazon, and all good . . . → Read More: Policing South Wales Docks- an Illustrated History

Website Updates!

Time for our annual reminder that in the ‘Pages’ column to the right of the screen we have a link called ‘Website Updates’. Unsurprisingly this links to the Website Updates page. If you are a regular visitor to the site it’s a handy page to look at to see what new articles . . . → Read More: Website Updates!

Roll(s) of Honour

BTP tree on ‘The Beat’ at the National Arboretum(July 2013)

During a discussion this week at the BTP History Group A.G.M. there was mention made of the proposed UK Police Memorial, which will be on or in the vicinity of “The Beat” at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

In . . . → Read More: Roll(s) of Honour

LPTBP Warrant Card

The advent of Social Media, and the embracing of Twitter by the BTP, has meant an exponential increase in the number of photographs available for us to see. Too many, if we are honest, for us to view and catalogue. But occasionally a real gem appears. And yesterday’s (Sunday 18th February 2018) tweet . . . → Read More: LPTBP Warrant Card

Annual General Meeting 2018

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 26th March at The Railway (formerly The Bright House), Public House, Hill Street, Birmingham, commencing at 12.30 hours.

This venue is approximately five minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street Station (map).

A buffet will be . . . → Read More: Annual General Meeting 2018