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.
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
Once we have assessed any take up, then this date may be widened to request a second tranche from
We require the following information.
RANK ON RETIREMENT:
LAST LOCATION SERVED:
WHICH LOCATION YOU WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEER AT:
Please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
DO NOT SEND THIS IN AN ATTACHMENT. PLEASE REPLY IN BODY OF AN EMAIL.
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’.
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