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

The Last Days of British Steam

The Last Days of British Steam

Malcolm Clegg, retired BTP Sergeant, HG member and BTP History Writer, has a new book out. This time he leaves the field of the railway police and looks at the last days of steam railways in the 1960s.

From publishers description:

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Bow Street Police Museum

Bow Street Police Museum

It has been promised for quite a few years now, but at last the Bow Street Police Museum opens tomorrow – Friday 28th May 2021.

Bow Street Police Station and the adjoining Magistrates Court featured heavily for BTP officers over the decades. Many prisoners arrested . . . → Read More: Bow Street Police Museum

New Chair

The BTPHG is pleased to announce that Philip Trendall QPM has been appointed as Chair of the Group taking over from Mike Layton. Phil has been a member of the group for several years and is an active amateur historian.

Phil said: “This really is an honour, the BTPHG has achieved . . . → Read More: New Chair

Website Updates!

A bit of a bumper month for new content on the website, so time for our occasional 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 . . . → Read More: Website Updates!

A sad passing.....

HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

Sending our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen, and the Royal Family, on the sad passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

www.royal.uk

Statement from CC Lucy D’Orsi

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New Chief Constable in situ

CC Lucy D’Orsi

This week the new BTP Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi took up her posting. Her first day included a trip to Birmingham New Street.

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Appointment of Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner

by Phil Trendall

Fraser Sampson

History in the making….

For the first time an ex-BTP officer has been appointed as the Surveillance Camera Commissioner AND as the Biometrics Commissioner. Both posts were created under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and are high profile public appointments. Dr Fraser Sampson . . . → Read More: Appointment of Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner