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PC Ronald Thackery, 1956

PC Ronald Thackery, 1956

Once in a while a picture comes to our attention which brings to life what an award to an officer can mean.

We had always known about the Royal Humane Society award granted to Pc Ronald Thackery for saving a toddler, and it is shown on our RHS awards page, but this recently received picture shows what it meant to the family concerned.

The son of the little girl who was saved, Carl Purkins, came across our website by chance and has been good enough to supply this photograph taken after the awards ceremony in 1956.

For more details, see the StoryBank article: PC Ronald Thackery – the story behind the picture


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