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The NARBTPO website was taken off line yesterday for a number of hours after an attempt to hack into the system was detected. The purpose of this attack is not fully known but has now been resolved. However, as from today all references relating to personal addresses, telephone numbers and or Email addresses will not be published. Instead to make contact with others, you will be asked to do so via the details provided in the current Members Directory.

(the usual caution should however be used if asked for credit card details via spurious E mails)


John King

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I have had information from three sources that ex ACC Mr. Tom Buckle passed away peacefully at his home on the 30th July 2020. He had served with BTP from 1953 until retirement in 1989, Starting out as a Cadet and finishing as an ACC He was a Honorary Life member of NARBTPO.

At present I have no information regarding his funeral but when I receive them the entry will be updated.

Passed to us from an ex colleague who keeps an eye out on Facebook and saw that Tegwyn Lewis, Retired BTP Sgt (Cardiff). He died on 29th July at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.' Tegwyn served at Cardiff Rail and retired in the late 1980's. No other details shown.


Tegwyn died at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital last Wednesday 29th July 2020, age 76 years. It is understood that he had been ill for some time. The funeral burial will beat Glyn Taff Cemetery, Trefforest, Pontypridd at 11.00 am on Friday 7 August 2020.  This will be for family only of course.


Information has just been passed to me from a member of the COTT facebook page. There was no other information. If there is an update I will add it to this post.
I’ve just been advised that retired Inspector Peter Murphy who did the bulk of his service at Cardiff has died at his home in France following a long illness."
12. 07. 2020 An update received from Viv Head from the BTP historical group.
Peter joined BTP probably at Lowestoft, on 17 August 1970 at the age of 28. It is believed he was born at Bloxwich, near Walsall in the West Midlands. He was promoted to sergeant at Bristol and inspector at Cardiff Rail by 1981. He also spent time covering the inspector's post at Swansea.

"John Stanley GARDINER passed away on 29th June 2020 at the age of 58 years. Many years ago, he had a heart condition which he seemed to have survived. He later suffered with Lyme's disease which again he survived. For the last 6 months he had not been well but was still going to work as a train driver. On Saturday 27th June he was fine but on Sunday 28th, he was very poorly but sadly did not survive. His cremation will take place at The Harbourview Crematorium on Thursday 9th July 2020 at 11.30am. His widow, Cindy has been told that who ever wishes to attend can line up outside. Should anyone want a cup of tea, there are facilities for that. R.I.P. John."

Sad news.
I’ve been advised that an ex colleague John Gardiner has passed away. Limited details but I understand he was suffering with Lymes disease.
I worked with John at Waterloo and then at Southampton.
He left after about 14 years service in the early 2000’s and had recently been working as a train driver.
I’m sure some of the older members will remember John.


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