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The NPMD was founded in December 2000 following the brutal killing of a Kent Police Officer. It has become an official national day to provide a dignified and sensitive service of remembrance to honour the ultimate sacrifice of Police Officers throughout the UK. The first service was held on 30th October 2004 at St. Pauls Cathedral. It now rotates around each of the four nations of the UK and is held annually on the nearest Sunday to 29th September. The Patron of the NPMD is HRH the Prince of Wales.

In 2020, owing to the Covid-19 restrictions the event had to be held virtually. This can now be viewed on the NPMD website where all other information may be found. The website address is

Saddened to hear of the loss of our BTP colleague, Mark "Birchy" Birch.
A former PC at Birmingham New Street from 1981-2011, latterly a member of police staff in the property store from 2012.
Our thoughts are with Mark's family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.
Chief Constable, Paul Crowther stated “Deeply saddened by the death overnight of colleague Mark Birch. He was very much part of the BTP family and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his wife, family, friends and colleagues.”
R.I.P. Birchy

Date: Friday, 16th October
Time: 15.10
Venue: Rawdon Crematorium, Leeds Rd, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6JP
Following the service, we have made a reservation at Murgatroyds, Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7BN for 16.00.
Can you please let me know if you'll be joining us at Murgatroyds?
Also, I have created a Tribute Page for Roger, where you are able to view and upload photos, videos, stories, memorable accolades of any kind and of course donations to the British Heart Foundation, which was his chosen charity.

In the Spring of 2020 there was a period of time during which travel by train was for essential journeys only.
A decision has been made that the Staff Travel Card issued to Safeguarded Staff for the year 2020/21 which is printed with an end of validity date of 30 June 2021 will be extended to 30 September 2021.
This will give holders an additional 3 months in which to use the allocation of date boxes for free travel on National Rail services only.
In this 3 month extension period the Staff Travel Card dated boxes will not be valid for free travel on London Underground inter-available routes, nor for use on any of the other reciprocal carriers.
The 2020/21 Staff Travel Cards will not be re-issued with a new end of validity date. National Rail TOC ticket inspection staff will be briefed of this change to allow you to use dated boxes until 30 September 2021.
Staff Travel Card 2020/21 summary of validity:
  • 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021. Use on all services as shown in the Where Can I Go guide for Safeguarded Staff.
  • 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021. Remaining dated boxes can be used for free travel on National Rail services only.
All usage is subject to any Staff Travel Restrictions published on the RST website.

"This morning Cyril WARWICK passed away, he was 95 years of age. Cyril's service was all in Southampton Docks and Rail from 1947 until retirement in March 1982. He leave a Son and a Daughter. I have opened a Condolence list. RIP Cyril."
Information came from Ian Oliver, via Facebook
No information about the funeral as yet.

Death of Charles Raymond Webster dob 20/01/24 on Friday 25th September 2020,

Occurred in a Nottinghamshire  Nursing home where had been resident.

Ray served Nottingham Victoria & Midland Stations.

Life Member of NARBTP.

We do not have any information about a funeral at present

"This morning at about 6am, John Davies the late Secretary of the BTP Federation passed away.
His son will advise me of the arrangements.
One of the men that put the BTP where it is today.
RIP John."
Funeral arrangements
The funeral for John Davies will take place at Bristol South Crematorium on the Bridgewater Road. Post code is BS13 7AS and phone no is 0117 903 8330. on 15th October 2020. Please note there is a limit of 20 people allowed to attend.


From the NARBTPO Secretary.

"Sad and devastating news this morning from the Metropolitan Police of the shooting of a police officer in Croydon during the night. Our thoughts and condolences to the officers family, friends and colleagues at this sad time."