Great Train Robbery Confidential: The Cop and the Robber Follow New Lines of Enquiry

Another new BTP related book has recently been published and added to our virtual BookShelf.

Following on from his autobiography, An Inspector Recalls: Memoirs of a Railway Detective, retired BTP Detective Superintendent and BTPHG member Graham Satchwell has ventured into the true crime arena with his own investigation . . . → Read More: Great Train Robbery Confidential: The Cop and the Robber Follow New Lines of Enquiry

Birmingham New Street, c.1920's.

Birmingham New Street, c.1920’s.

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This photo comes from the BTP Collection and was recently rediscovered by Ed Thompson. Ed says “The photo is printed on card on the reverse it reads ‘Railway Police New Street Station Birmingham. Taken in the 1920’s. Joseph Twentyman is second left, back . . . → Read More: Birmingham New Street, c.1920’s.

WW1 Centenary Memorial Service

Over 186,475 railway people from Britain and Ireland fought in World War One, on land, sea and in the air, and more than 18,957 of these gave their lives. On 14th May, 1919, in the presence of His Majesty King George V, over 7,000 railway people and families attended a service of . . . → Read More: WW1 Centenary Memorial Service

Arboretum Tree

BTP Arboretum Tree 2019

BTP tree on ‘The Beat’(July 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A post by Gary Wildman on Facebook last week provided a useful update on the progress of the BTP tree on The Beat at the National Memorial . . . → Read More: Arboretum Tree

The Railway Dogs Benevolent Fund

The Railway Dogs Benevolent Fund logo

The Railway Dogs Benevolent Fund was launched recently and we have now added their website to our links page.

“For over 100 years, police dogs have served alongside officers to protect the public. Years spent chasing criminals, detecting drugs and searching for . . . → Read More: The Railway Dogs Benevolent Fund

Remembering those lost on 7/7

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (far right) attended the ceremony with senior members of London’s Emergency Services, including BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther (3rd from left)

 

Today we remember the 52 innocent people killed and 700 injured by a terrorist attack on London’s transport network on 7th July 2005.

. . . → Read More: Remembering those lost on 7/7

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:

. . . → Read More: More Display Cabinets

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