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The SE Reunion which was to be held on the 29th April 2020 has had to be cancelled. It is hoped, providing the virus has subsided and the situation is resuming some sort of normality, to hold the next one on the 18 November 2020 at the Pendrells Oak, Holborn.

Passed to me By Dave Hoare who received the news from various sources, that on 1st April 2020 retired dog handler Brian Reynolds passed away. In his service he was stationed at Victoria mainline then as a dog handler on the LT area. He went on to become one of first dedicated Bomb Dog handlers for FHQ and was based at Stratford with his Golden Labrador 'Royal'. If more information is received it will be updated.

Information from Frank Loftus, that Dave Tucker, a PC formerly stationed at Crewe and later as a dog handler has passed away. Sadly no further information is available at present but will be updated if received.

Update for Dave Tucker

Dave had been ill for about six years and had been transferred to a Care home nearby, where he sadly died on  Tuesday 24.03.2020
David Roy Tucker, 71yrs Born 09.12.1948.
Dave entered service 1974 serving Stoke on Trent, Crewe, Bangor/Rhyl,  Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and latterly served as PCSO on Welsh Coast/Cambrian Coast lines, believed until about 2015.  Known as the 'Sheriff of Stoke' whilst serving there, he has been described as 'warm and fearless'. He was professional footballer before joining the force.
  It is understood that due to the current pandemic, Dave will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered in their favourite spot in North Wales.
  Glyn Thomas is in touch with the family should any personal message wish to be delivered.

 

 

This was published on the BBC News this morning in what was the CEFAX News section.  It concerns a video linking service called ZOOM.

Zoom for those who do not know, is similar to Skype, it is a free service and is based in America. I don't know how serious this could be, but the warning I think is justified. The wording below is as it appeared on the Television.

ZOOM UNDER INCREASED SCRUTINY AS POPULARITY SOARS

Zoom is now being used by millions of people for work and leisure as lock-downs are imposed in many countries. But it's data security and privacy measures have been called into question.

John King

 

 

 

 

 

 

AID TO BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE FROM RETIRED OFFICERS AND STAFF

The National Association for Retired British Transport Police Offices have been asked to ask members

If they wish to be considered having their names placed upon a ‘Offers of Support’ register which will be

maintained by the Transformation Design & Delivery team at Force Headquarters.

This is a scoping exercise now. Any offers of return to the Force would be conditional if the

situation dictates this. A return may not be as a warranted officer, but in a role where your recent skills

could be utilised.

IN THE FIRST INSTANCE WE ARE ASKING FOR OFFICERS WHO HAVE RETIRED FROM THE FORCE SINCE

JANUARY 2017.

Once we have assessed any take up, then this date may be widened to request a second tranche from

earlier dates.

We require the following information.

FULL NAME:

DOB:

RANK ON RETIREMENT:

LAST LOCATION SERVED:

SPECIALIST SKILLS:

WHICH LOCATION YOU WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEER AT:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

 

Please send this information to narbtpo@gmail.com

DO NOT SEND THIS IN AN ATTACHMENT. PLEASE REPLY IN BODY OF AN EMAIL.

 

Thank you

Jim McKELVIE

Chariman

From John Owen.

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Allan Cooper passed away on the 25th March. Apparently, he suffered a heart attack at home. Obviously in the current situation a normal funeral is probably not possible, but I am in touch with his daughter, Allison, and will keep you updated. Allan was not a member of NARBTPO but was well known to many of us retirees.

Allan was one of the first BTP POLSAS and at one time Drill Sergeant at Tadworth.

 

 

From Martyn Ripley

 

‘The Force is currently assessing several options and requests for assistance in managing the impact of the Coronavirus. At this stage we do not require immediate support from retired officers but this is being kept under constant review and any changes will be communicated through the retired officers association’.

Due to the current concerns and warnings over the Corona Virus outbreak, it has been decided to cancel the 2020 Annual General Meeting of NARBTPO which was due to be held on Wednesday 18th March 2020, at the Old Joint Stock Public House,Temple Row West.Birmingham.
As our membership fall into the category of persons of high risk and likely to be infected, this is a precautionary measure to try and safeguard ourselves from contagion .
We do not take this step lightly but in the best interests of all.
All speeches, addresses and accounts which would have been put to the membership will be published in the Summer edition of the newsletter.
Myself as Chairman and the executive apologise for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused.
John Bryant.
Chair
NARBTPO.

MEMBERS WHO INTEND TO ATTEND THE AGM IN BIRMINGHAM ON 18th MARCH.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHIEF CONSTABLE & CHAIR OF THE BTP FEDERATION WILL NOT BE ATTENDING AS ADVERTISED.
THIS IS DUE TO AN UNAVOIDABLE COMMITMENT.
(Information from Martyn Ripley)

MARCH 2020 LOTTERY DRAW

 

1ST PRIZE     £1000.00   LOTTERY NUMBER   2720 - TFL

2ND PRIZE   £500.00     LOTTERY NUMBER   4982 – C DIV WALES & MIDLAND

3RD PRIZE   £50.00     LOTTERY NUMBER     4763 – C DIV WALES & MIDLAND

4TH PRIZE   £50.00       LOTTERY NUMBER   3998 – C DIV WALES & MIDLAND

5TH PRIZE   £50.00     LOTTERY NUMBER     4843 – B DIV SOUTH