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It has been proposed the 1st  reunion since Covid is to be held on Wednesday 27th April 2022. (Covid situation depending.) Start as usual 2pm in the downstairs bar at Pendrells Oak pub, Holborn.

Watch this space for any updates.

Detective Sergeant Andy Winters awarded Queen’s Police Medal in 2022 New Year Honours
Andy, who has incredibly not taken a day off due to sickness in 38 years, is a renowned team player whose tenacity and drive as an officer is infectious amongst his colleagues.
He was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant in 1990 before being selected to manage a surveillance team, a pickpocket team and thereafter the Organised Crime Team.
As part of the Organised Crime Team, he worked in close partnership with key stakeholders as he led an international operation which resulted in the arrest of 17 individuals and the recovery of £500,000 worth of criminal assets.
He was also instrumental in investigating the murders of Lee Pomeroy and Tashan Daniel, who tragically lost their lives in 2019. In both cases, his contribution resulted in two violent thugs removed from society and subsequently being sentenced to substantial jail terms.
To this day he serves with BTP and continues to show the same enthusiasm and determination to ensure the railway is a safe environment for passengers as he enters his thirty-ninth year with the force.
Detective Sergeant Andy Winters said: “I am humbled and extremely grateful to be recognised by Her Majesty in her New Year Honours awards, especially given the great people that have been recognised in previous years.
“My dad also worked for BTP – his passion was unrivalled, and he thoroughly enjoyed his time with the force. If he was alive today, I know how immensely proud of me he would be.
“I would like to sincerely thank my current colleagues and those I’ve worked with in the past, as without them I would not be receiving this prestigious accolade.
“My appreciation extends to BTP for providing me with opportunities that have led me to this honour. I have enjoyed every minute of my 38-year career with this fantastic force.”
Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson said: “Andy is a very deserving recipient of this policing award, he reflects the definition of a proactive officer.
“He has a long history of successful policing operations and is highly respected by his colleagues who always look to seek his guidance and support.
“Over the years he’s worked with numerous other forces and agencies, both nationally and internationally, and always represents BTP to the highest standard and professionalism."

Just received a call from Terry Fleetwood that her husband ex Inspector Keith Fleetwood who served at Waterloo, Weymouth, Southampton and Bournemouth passed away in Southampton General Hospital on 1st December from COVID related illness following back surgery.

No information as yet, about funeral arrangements

We have just been advised that Alan passed away yesterday. He served at Crewe, Chester, and Liverpool. We do not have any further information as yet but the entry will be updated when we do.

UPDATE

The funeral of Alan Sourbutts will be held at 2pm on Wednesday 1st December 2021 at Blacon Crematorium, Chester CH1 5BB

Following the funeral a gathering will be held at the Royal Oak, Little Neston, CH64 4DE where all are welcome.

British Transport Police Federation

CIRCULAR

Funeral Arrangements

Pc Jane Bridgewater

12th November 2021

 

 

Colleagues,

After the sad passing of our colleague and friend, Jane Bridgewater, it is with a heavy heart that I can now confirm the funeral details.

The funeral will take place on the 25th of November 2021 at 2pm. The location is St Margaret’s Church, Manchester Road, Hapton, BB11 5RH. If you would like to attend please can I ask that you email  CI David Rams directly to confirm your attendance so a list can be provided for the family of who is planning on attending. At this stage don’t worry which shift you are on CI Rams just needs to know who wants to attend. A further email will be sent out to all those attending with exact timings and further details of the day in a couple of weeks.  Please include on your email to CI Rams whether you need transport or if you are making your own way there as some of you will be on rest days. The nearest railway station is Hapton.

Uniform.

If you do need a tunic and white gloves please email c-uniform before Monday 15th by 1700 as it takes a while for it to come through.

Donations.

The family have asked that any donations you wish to give are given to the following charity which Jane and Bernie love. http://www.bedlingtonrescue.co.uk/ there is a donate now section for you to use.

Kindest regards.

 

Mark Marshallsay

General Secretary

Those who occasionally glance at the website, the changes have started to take place with a small revamp on the home page with the addition of the Force Crest as well as our NARBTPO logo. There will be some other changes gradually appearing. Some of these you will be able to access and some you won't until it is all up and running correctly.  There is still a lot of work to be completed as I type this and the anticipated date for completion is around March next year.

P.S. Just to clarify some of the information on here is out of date and some names are missing however as this is just a prototype all the information will be accurate when we go live.

Regards to all

John King

 

 

Information received from Bill Chard

It is with sadness that I have to report, DCI Jim McFarlane, affectionately known as “Smiling Jim” passed away yesterday afternoon 24/10/21having lost a long and painful battle with cancer.
We send our condolences to his wife Maureen and the rest of his family.
Jim was 79 years old born 31.01.1942

He joined BTP in 1970 aged 28 in Derby, then became a DS in Birmingham and later moved to London on promotion to DI in 1984 at Baker Street.

FUNERAL DETAILS FOR (Smiling) Jim McFarlane.

Tuesday 9th November at 1230 hours.
Location: Basingstoke Crematorium, Manor Farm,Waltham, North East Hampshire. RG25 2BA.

It’s close to the M3 and A303/A30.

Family flowers only, donations welcome and details will be be given on the day.

A special note: SMART CASUAL WEAR ONLY PLEASE, NOT BLACK.

Maureen would like an estimate of numbers attending so she can organise catering.

To this end Bill CHARD has agreed to act as a liaison point, so anyone intending to attend please contact Bill asap on wgchard@me.com