This has just been received from Viv Head
In just a few hours, I have today received the news of the passing of three former officers
1. Peter NICHOLAS (Plymouth)
Peter Nicholas passed away a few days ago, he was a PC serving mainly at Plymouth but had been at Crewe early in his service and for a while was a Crime Prevention Officer. He is to be cremated at Bodmin Crematorium PL30 4AP at 0930hrs on Friday the 16th February,2018 followed by a service at the church in Sheviock, Cornwall PL11 3EH followed by a wake close by.
2. Norman OAKES (Coventry)
William Norman Oakes started in Birmingham in 1950, moved to Wigan in '51, made DC at Liverpool in 1960, U/Sgt Derby 1963, DS B'ham/Coventry in '66 and stayed there till he left the job in 1978. Afterwards he took a hotel in Blackpool until he moved into a nursing home c. 2013. I understand that he died earlier last year.
3. Tony Robinson (Crewe)
Anthony 'Tony' Robinson served as a long term Detective Constable at Crewe (those that knew him would describe him as a most able detective of the University of the Old School). He died on 1 February 2018 at Leighton Hospital Crewe after a short illness that developed into pneumonia.
I don't have any age or service history for Tony so if anyone can help with that I would appreciate it.
As ever, I will circulate any further details when known