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Written Answers - Department for Transport: British Transport Police: Police Scotland (11 Sep 2018)
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2018-09-03.169736.h&s=British+Transport+Police+Merger#g169739.q3
Douglas Ross: To ask the Secretary of State for *Transport*, whether his
Department has plans to meet with (a) the National Association for
Retired *British Transport Police* Officers and (b) other stakeholders
in relation to the effect of the Scottish Government’s proposed
*merger* of the Scottish Division of *British Transport Police* (BTP)
into *Police* Scotland on Scottish BTP officers’ pensions.

Written Answers - Department for Transport: British Transport Police: Police Scotland (11 Sep 2018)
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2018-09-03.169740.h&s=British+Transport+Police+Merger#g169741.q1
Douglas Ross: To ask the Secretary of State for *Transport*, what his
Department’s policy is on pensions in the Scottish Division of
*British Transport Police*, in relation to the laying of orders
facilitating the Scottish Government’s proposed *merger* of that
division into *Police* Scotland.

british transport police scottish division : 2 Written Answers
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Written Answers - Department for Transport: British Transport Police: Police Scotland (11 Sep 2018)
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2018-09-03.169736.h&s=British+Transport+Police+Scottish+Division#g169736.r0
Jo Johnson: The UK aspects of the process to implement the devolution of
the *British Transport* Police’s functions in Scotland to *Police*
Scotland, including pensions issues is led by the Department for
*Transport*.   The Department for *Transport* has been working closely
with *Scottish* Government and relevant stakeholders, including employee
representative organisations, to develop the pension’s...

Written Answers - Department for Transport: British Transport Police: Police Scotland (11 Sep 2018)
https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2018-09-03.169740.h&s=British+Transport+Police+Scottish+Division#g169740.r0
Jo Johnson: The Department has been working closely with *Scottish*
Government and relevant stakeholders, including employee organisations,
to develop the pension’s proposal for the proposed transfer of the
*Scottish Division* of *British Transport Police*. This has been
principally through the Joint Programme Board, which has had an
extensive process of engagement with affected stakeholders, including...

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Information received from Bob Richardson....

Thomas McMahon, who joined the force in 1949, after completing his National Service following the war. Initially he joined the LMS force, and then the new British Transport Commission, but I assume he must have been one of the first PCs when the BTP started. He was mainly based in the London area. He retired from the force in 1985, having worked as a DS in the Special Branch from 1977. After retiring from the police, he worked for the MOD and finally retired in 1993, moving to Cornwall. He died peacefully on 17thAugust, aged 90.

The funeral will be held at Truro Crematorium on the 21st September at 3.30pm, should anyone wish to attend.

 

I have just learned that Martin Baker, a long serving officer at Cardiff, died on Friday 6 July.
I believe that he was most recently residing in a home but regret that I have no information regardng a funeral at this time.
 
Viv
Viv Head
Chairman British Transport Police History Group
www.btphg.org.uk

This link originally posted several months ago has progressed onto page 4 so to make it easier, it is now repeated here:

Information received from Martyn Ripley that the Association now has a Twitter account which can be accessed here:-

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Two BTP officers will be recognised by the Queen for their heroic actions during the London Bridge attack last year.

PC Wayne Marques will receive the George Medal, the highest civilian award given to non-military personnel. His colleague PC Leon McLeod is to be awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal.

On 3 June 2017, three terrorists carried out an attack on members of the public at London Bridge, resulting in eight people being killed and many being badly hurt.

PC Wayne Marques was himself seriously injured as he ran towards the attackers and confronted them, armed only with his baton. He was seriously wounded but kept fighting off the terrorists until he collapsed.

His colleague, PC Leon McLeod, was with PC Marques that night, ran after the attackers and gave vital first aid to injured people, helping to carry people to safety despite the danger to himself.

Chief Constable Paul Crowther, said: “I was delighted to hear the news that PC Marques and PC McLeod are to be honoured for their incredible actions during those terrible events in June last year.

“It really signifies the regard in which we all hold them for their actions that night.

“Last year was a year that was incredibly difficult for many BTP officers and staff up and down the country and I’m incredibly grateful for all they did during those difficult times.

“While today is a day of acknowledgment and celebration for Wayne and Leon, of course, our thoughts remain with those who lost their lives or were injured in all of those terrible incidents. But very well done to Wayne and Leon.”

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