BTP Remembers Fallen Comrades

Extract from the May 2010 edition of History Lines (No. 9)

The sacrifice and bravery of First World War soldiers has been remembered across the Force in November 2009.

Whilst employees all over the country observed a two minute silence at 11am, senior British Transport Police officers, including Chief Constable Andy Trotter, visited Ypres in Belgium.



A memorial plaque commemorating the 109 railway policemen who lost their lives serving in the armed forces during the Great War was installed in Saint George’s Memorial Church in Ypres at a dedication service to mark the event. This was followed by the laying of a wreath by the Chief Constable at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate where British Transport Police officers were invited to form the guard of honour.


BTPHG member Chief Superintendent Peter Zieminski said:

“There are many brave stories about the Railway police officers who lost their lives on active service and the memorial plaque is a way of honouring their sacrifice. It is our way of highlighting the role they played and thanking them for it.”