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We have just been advised that Mike Gale who originally worked for Sealink at Dover, Stranraer and Holyhead before joining BTP at FHQ in the 1990's Mike joined BTP at FHQ in the 1990'sworking in the finance department as an Internal auditor
I think this is a misinterpretation of the notice put out by Sealink Retired Staff Association. Mike joined BTP at Force HQ in the early 1990's in the Finance Department as an Internal Auditor. Subsequently he filled various roles in the HQ Finance Department until he retired.

He was not a member of NARBTPO.

His funeral will take place at Barham Crematorium (near Canterbury) 1400 on Thursday 17 January 2019

Seven BTP colleagues honoured by The Queen in New Year celebrations
Seven British Transport Police (BTP) officers and staff are to be recognised by Her Majesty The Queen as part of the New Year’s Honours.

The seven colleagues, who collectively contributed more than 100 years to policing, have been honoured for distinguished service, outstanding influence on policing or for acts of extreme bravery. They are:

William Bryden, who is based in London, is awarded an OBE.
Richard Gill, who is based in London, is awarded a MBE.
Alan Smith, who was based in Kent, is awarded a BEM.
PCSO Lewis Brown, who is based in Manchester, is awarded a BEM.
PCSO Jon Morrey, who is based in Manchester, is awarded a BEM.
PC Mark Renshaw, who is based in Manchester, is awarded a BEM.
PC Jessica Bullough, who is based in Manchester, is awarded a QPM.

PC Jess Bullough, PC Mark Renshaw*, PCSO Jon Morrey and PCSO Lewis Brown, were each on duty at Manchester Victoria station on 22 May last year when the blast at the Arena happened. On hearing screams, all four ran towards danger and to scenes of devastation, they were the first emergency service personnel on scene. Throughout the tragedy, the team of four worked heroically in getting the injured to safety and calling for backup. They’ve each been recognised for exemplary levels of bravery.

William Bryden has worked in policing for more than 40 years and with BTP since 2004 in a variety of roles, but has specialised in forensic recovery, in particular disaster victim identification. William has worked on a number of high profile incidents during his years of service, including the Potters Bar train crash, Boxing Day Tsunami, Hillsborough disaster, the terrorist attacks at London Bridge and Manchester Arena and the Grenfell Tower fire. He is recognised for the passion, dedication and professional he has shown during his years of service.

Richard (Dick) Gill is another BTP veteran, having worked for the Force for 42 years as a police officer and more recently as a member of police staff. Throughout his career he has been a pioneer for racial diversity, challenging prejudice in the policing sector and cultivating inclusivity in all areas. Richard has also worked hard on tackling crime head on and was commended in 1992 for his work in cutting robberies on the London Underground.

As a special police sergeant, Alan Smith volunteered his time to support and protect passengers and railway staff on the south east London and Kent rail network. Alan has contributed more than 3,100 during his years of service. He is a tenacious crime fighter and is dedicated to keeping people safe and reassuring the travelling public. Alan is highly respected amongst his colleagues and is always willing to volunteer his spare time, a true role model for BTP’s special constabulary.

Chief Constable Paul Crowther, said: “What a truly outstanding achievement to see seven members of British Transport Police recognised by Her Majesty as part of her New Year’s Honours. Each colleague has showcased the very best in British policing, serving their communities to the very highest standard. They should each be very proud.

The Chairman and the NARBTPO committee wish to thank our members and their families for your support.
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy 2019.

From Martyn Ripley

‘ The recent Retired Lines outlines the method to be used in submitting the attached nomination form. Which must be received by 10th January 2019. The responsibility for posting is yours and any form not received by the closing date is not the responsibility of the Secretary’

From Eddoe Heron.

I am advised that Raymond George Turvey (Ray) Retired Inspector BTP Aberdeen passed away today 10th December 2018 at his home in Stonehaven
Following a short period of Illness.

Raymond's Wife Doris wishes this information to be passed to his ex collegues.

Funeral arrangements will be advised when known.

Please pass to Sandyman.

Further to the brief post yesterday, I received the following information from Viv head.

David Brady retired from BTP in May 2013 and sadly passed away on the 6th December 2018. David was an Inspector based on London South (LS) Area Custody & ID Suite at Ebury Bridge. Prior to that he worked at Holmes House in the LS Core Team and was a temporary Inspector at Ashford prior to his promotion.

David is survived by his wife Jackie. Funeral details to follow once confirmed.

I have been notified of the death of Dave Hunt ex Detective Sergeant at Bristol. It appears he had suffered a short bought of Cancer and passed away some days ago. His wife Fran Hunt has been in contact with Bill Tee to say this will be a very family private funeral and does not wish to be contacted by any past or current officers other than to raise a glass to his passing. Would you be kind enough to circulate for me. Dave was a class guy who i was privileged to have worked with on numerous jobs.

Viv Head

I am advised that Jeffery ( Jeff) Allan ex PC BTP Edinburgh (Membership No 51025) passed away peacefully at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh today 9th December 2018.

Jeffery had been undergoing treatment for Cancer. He was 60 years Old and had served at BTP Edinburgh from 1980 until retirement in 2010. There ay be more information as and when it is received.


Brief details that Dave Brady ex London South and LT died recently. It is beleived he was only around 60. No further infomation available at present.