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The General Data Protection Register (GDPR) became law on 25th May 2018 Upon the UK leaving the EU on 31st December 2020 the UK GDPR replaced the existing EU GDPR and remained the same in all material aspects. From 1st January 2021 the UK GDPR along with the amended Data Protection Act 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation became the personal data protection legislation in the UK.

The new law has been put into place to give our members and others a clear understanding of the principles of data protection. These principles assert that personal data is: -

  • Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject.
  • Collected for specific, explicit, and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Adequate, relevant, and limited for what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.
  • Accurate and where necessary kept up to date, personal data that is inaccurate is erased or deleted without delay.
  • Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary.
  • Processed in a manner which ensures appropriate security of the personal data including protection against unlawful or unauthorised processing and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage using appropriate technical and organisational measures.

The controller (in our case the Secretary of the organisation) shall be responsible for and be able to demonstrate compliance that the data has been processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals.

The UK GDPR also gives data subjects several rights over their data, with which NARBTPO needs to comply.

  • The right to be informed. Being transparent over the use of personal data through a privacy policy.
  • Right of access. A copy of their data must be provided within one calendar month of the request being received.
  • Right of rectification if the data is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right of erasure of all personal data held on a subject.
  • Right to restrict processing of data to storage only.
  • Right to data portability, data subject has a right to a copy of their data in a common format.
  • Right to object to processing based on a legitimate interest.
  • Right not to be subject to automatic decision making, including profiling.

The security of your data is of the utmost importance to us.  We use all reasonable measures to protect your information.

We hold your information because you provided it to us when you joined NARBTPO. We keep the details of your name and address, e-mail address, telephone numbers to send publications and other relevant notifications to you.

We keep your information secure and access to your information is only available to a small number of committee members. We never buy or sell information.

Financial laws mean that all financial information must be kept for 7 years, after which it can be archived or safely destroyed. We cannot, by law, destroy this information before this time.

Under the new regulation you have a right to know what information we hold about you. Should you wish to opt out of any of our correspondence you can do this by contacting the Secretary in writing to the address below.

Individual members are responsible for keeping their own personal data up to date. Any changes to the data you have supplied to us please advise the Secretary at the address below.

If you have a specific complaint about the way in which your data is handled, you can contact the Secretary at the address below. If you are unhappy with how we have processed your information you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Office of the Information Commissioner on 0303 123 1113. We have a duty to report a breach within 72 hours.

Our secretary can be reached by emailing them at or my phone and email as per their details in the Member's Directory.

If you are a NARBTPO member but do not yet have an account on this web site then click here to register. The committee will approve your registration and you will then be able to log in to access the member-only areas of this web site. Other wise fill in the form below to log in:

You must already be a member of NARBTPO to register for access to the Members' Only area of this web site. When you joined the organisation you will have been provided with a membership number which you will need below. Use the Contact Us form to contact the membership secretary if you cannot remember your membership number or if you would like to join the organisation.

Please tick this box to indicate you understand our Privacy Policy

Please note - if you fill in this form correctly but then get an error message about "Google ReCaptcha" you can try registering on a different computer or you can send and email to with your name and membership number and he will register an account for you.

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Membership of the National Association for Retired British Transport Police Officers is open to all retired officers of the BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE FORCE, and to retired civilian staff who have worked in connection with the British Transport Police. Also to widows / widowers of former members of the Force.

If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in joining the Association please E mail The Membership Secretary, Bob Richardson at:-

Please provide your full name and contact E Mail address.

About Us

Membership of the National Association for Retired British Transport Police Officers is open to all retired officers of the BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE FORCE, and to retired civilian staff who have worked in connection with the British Transport Police. Also to widows, widowers or surviving civil partners of former members of the Force.


  1. To bring retired B.T.P. Officers and Staff into the association
  2. To foster and maintain friendships formed during active police service
  3. To establish a means of communication between members relative to their common interests, with particular reference to pensions and travel facilities.
  4. To organise social events in accordance with the wishes of members

We hold regular Committee meetings. Each year, usually in March we hold an Annual General Meeting. Following that meeting we publish minutes including a financial Statement of Accounts, which is then sent to all our members. A newsletter called ‘Retired Lines’ is published 4 or 5 times a year and sent to all members.

The Association is also affiliated to the British Transport Pensioners Federation that represents the rail industry as a whole in respect of pension and free travel matters.

The present subscription to be a member of the association is £5.00 payable yearly in January.

If you would like to join us then please download the membership form and send it to our membership secretary (ideally by email but if you are worried about trusting your personal information on the internet then you can print it off and trust your postman but you will need to email the membership secretary to get the address to send it to).

Once you have become a member of this association, you will be eligible the following year to become an associate member of NARPO (the Home Office Forces Retired Officers Association).  Details of the subscription for NARPO are shown on the renewal form issued by the association each year in December.