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Information from the family of Eileen Pickering. She joined BTP in 1981 She passed away on the 27 March 2020 from an existing ailment. She leaves a daughter and a granddaughter
We have been advised that Barrie Reynolds, an ex BTP Officer has passed away recently. Little is known about him apart from he joined BTP sometime before 1969 and was stationed at Cardiff as a DC. He then moved to Kings Cross as a DS followed by Liverpool Street as an Inspector finishing up at FHQ as a DCI .
Post BTP he was a member of Basildon Rugby Club serving as their Vice President. We have no further information about him concerning funeral arrangements etc..
Passed to me by Dave Hoare that Malcolm 'Timber' Wood passed away this afternoon in Northampton General Hospital. It was as a result of a sudden illness and death. We have no further information.
Malcolm AKA 'Timber' served in BTP from 1971 until his retirement in 2000 at: Euston, St Pancras, Paddington and Kings Cross. On retirement he took up coach driving and his main interest was watching rugby.
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This came from Viv Head, BTP History Society.
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
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.