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The details for the Funeral of Michael John Barry are as follows:-

It will take place at 11.15 hours on Monday 1st July 2019 at the:-

The West Berkshire Crematorium

Bath Road

Thatcham RG19 4LD

Those of you who are attending are invited to join the family after the service at:-

The White Hart

2 High Street




Thatcham Railway Station is approximately a mile and a half from the Crematorium and The White Hart is about a mile from the Crematorium

A local taxi firm is CABCO Tel 01635 33333

If anyone would like to be a pall bearer please contact John BRYANT. :

There is a new section entitled 'Members Benefits' which was created today. It can be found on the extreme right hand side of the 2nd line of the title page on the front of the website. At present there is only one but there are another two waiting to be uploaded when I get the details..

Michelle, the daughter of Ivor Kerslake, on behalf of herself and family has asked for a message of thanks to be passed to all retired officers and everyone who attended her father's funeral, also for the kind messages of support received. A similar message has been sent to the uniformed officers for their smart turnout at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium on 14th May 2019


From John Bryant.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Ex Det Insp Mick Barry died this morning.
DoB 08.03.1946
DeS 07.02.1966
Retired 1997
Former committee member of NARBTPO and long standing treasurer, membership secretary & web site manager.
A full obituary will be published for the membership in September edition of the newsletter.

Information from Eddie Heron, I am advised that Raymond Kerr Ex P.C. BTP Glasgow passed away at home on 18th May.

Funeral arrangements to follow when known.

"Ray" was a well known member of NARBTPO in Scotland.

RIP Ray.


The funeral for ex inspector John SHEA will be held on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 10:30 hours at St Edwards Church, Windsor followed by refreshments at the Royal Adelaide Hotel In Windsor.

If anyone wishes to attend they are welcome. Please let the below mentioned know so she can pass on numbers to the family There will be a number of ex Heathrow officers attending.

Tara Doyle Chief Inspector

We have just been advised by John Owen that John Shea passed away on Sunday 5th May 2019. John served at Waterloo, Victoria, Southern MSU as a PC. Then later after promotion as a Sergeant and later as Inspector at Paddington.
He came across as a genuine bloke and a good officer.
Sadly we have no information about funeral arrangements

Update re Ivor KERSLAKE

Ivor James Kerslake was born 10.08.1935  and died on 15 04.2019 aged 83yrs . He retired in 1990 after over 30 years service - all spent in Birmingham as a Constable, Dog Handler and latterly in the Police Control Room at New Street police station.

The funeral will be held at ;

Sutton Coldfield Crematorium, Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 6LG

Tuesday 14th May, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Family flowers only.  A drape, helmet and uniformed presence has been requested.

Afterwards a Farewell will be held at the Toby Carvery at Shenstone Woodend, Birmingham Rd., Shenstone WS14 0PA.  (on A 5127).

The family have asked for an idea of numbers- please let Glyn Thomas know if you expect to

A gentle reminder that we still continue to meet on the first Monday of every month, unless a Bank Holiday, when it moves to the following Monday.  Our last few reunions have seen a couple of new faces attending which is good to see.  It is not a criteria to have served in the Midlands – we warmly welcome anyone!


The remaining dates for 2019, from 12p.m. at the Railway public house on Hill Street, Birmingham are: -

13th May; 3rd June; 1st July; 5th August; 2nd September; 7th October; 4th November.  The Christmas reunion will be on Monday 16th December.

Try and make a special effort to come to the Summer reunion in July if you can.

Contact or telephone 0121 306 8298  or Glyn Thomas on or telephone/text 07889 298768 if you have any queries.