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And still they come rolling in..........more pictures presented by Ex 'A' officers........

We begin our seventh group of pictures from Ex 'A' officers with a presentation from Ex P.C. 209'A'/139841 Kenneth Earl.

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Ken on left with PC Baines & 'customer'

Ken astride his steed at Trafalgar Square

Ken 'entertaining' the winners of the Metropolitan Police Clearway Competition at Hyde Park

Above: 'AR' CID. Top: Ken Plumb (2nd from left) Gerry Waygood (third from left) Bill Davies (extreme right) Bottom pic. D.S. Dan Fletcher 1st from left, Joe Chadburn second from left (know the names of the other detectives?)

Rochester Row CID ('AR') Ken Plumb (1st from left) then CID clerk typist (name unknown) then D.I Gerry Dawson, DC John Mock , DC Harry 'Harry The Horse' Huse (know the officer extreme right?)

Ken now driving the Japanese Ambassador pictured outside No 10

Downing Street, Winter 1968. P.C.380'A'(1965 - 69) Dave Jagger on left with PC Bill 'Paddy' Evans. The gentleman in the centre, a representative of Anguilla, had just visited Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Note the unusual gloves DaveJagger is wearing, he was posted on the 'Noddy' bike for the day and was relieving the protection post. The gloves were of the reflective kind issued to all 'Noddy' riders .

Buckingham Palace circa 1956/7
Ex PC 799'A'/164477 Leonard Bentley sent us this picture of a sentry on duty 'outside' the gates of Buckingham Palace. Len would like to know if anyone remembers the actual date when the Guards 'retreated' behind the railings? Can you help? email: alphadeltaplus@gmail.com
UPDATE: (1) Ex 'A' PC Dave Barrowcliffe recognises the rifle shouldered by the guardsman and says that the gun went out of service in 1957 so therefore the image is pre 1957.
Update (2) Len Bentley after receiving many replies has discovered that the actual date that the Buckingham Palace patrols began within the Palace gates was Saturday 17th October 1959

Horseguards Parade 1966. PC 380 'A' Dave Jagger (on right) then a probationer and minus moustache learning from PC Graham Marr whose Father was Captain of the 'Queen Mary' liner at the time.

Late 1920's PC 344'A' Richard Knight directing traffic at Hyde Park Corner close to statue of The Duke of Wellington. PC Knight joined the Met on 06/12/20 and served on 'A' until 23/06/33 when he transferred to 'T' Division as PC 396 'T'. PC Knight retired 27/04/46

Picture and historical information presented by Ex PC 799 'A'/164477 Len Bentley

Ex Detective Superintendent John Gosling on right accompanied by Tom Tullett Chief Crime Correspondent of the Daily Mirror walking up Derby Gate towards Whitehall. John Gosling is the father of Ex PC 405'A'/148123 Martin Gosling who kindly presented the picture to us.
The picture was taken around 1959 and was used for the front cover of Mr. Gosling's book 'The Ghost Squad' and shows the 'Yard's' Victoria Embankment gates in the background and Cannon Row Police Station in the right foreground.
For more details of 'The Ghost Squad' simply enter 'Ghost Squad' into Google Search and all will be revealed....interesting stuff.



THE NEXT SET OF PICTURES BELOW ALSO KINDLY PRESENTED BY EX PC 799 'A'/164477 LEN BENTLEY. HISTORICAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY EX 'A' OFFICERS IN ALPHA DELTA PLUS'S DATABASE

Mid 1940's Unknown PC directing traffic at 59 Traffic Point
Whitehall j/w Horseguards Avenue
Picture and historical information provided by Ex PC 799 'A'/164477 Len Bentley

PC 548 'A' Tim Hodges 1967 Parliament Street j/w Parliament Square (64 Traffic Point)

PC Bob Mathews (L) & PC Bill (Paddy) Evans Mid 1960's

PC 649 'A' Tony Phillips Victoria Embankment Mid 1960's

'Jack ' The Well Known No 10 Doorkeeper

Aid To 'A' Parading At King Charles Street (Note: No 1 Dress Required "Capes To Be Carried Rolled")

Early Picture of The Yard From Derby Gate

Any Ideas As To Identity, Date, Etc?

Same Again, Identity, Date ?

And Again. Identity, Date?

1970 a bearded PC 552'A' Dave Guy accompanied by a young lady
and PC 590'A'/158531 Jim Irwin. Jim tells us that the young lady had got her head stuck in some railings a little earlier.

1971 PC 552'A' Dave Guy now minus beard with 'Titch' PC 613 'A' (Not Father Christmas)
Update! Ex PC 821'A'/163867 David Davies thinks that 'Titch' could be Peter Kenny PC 613'A'.
Above info confirmed by Ex PC 590'A'/158531 Jim Irwin who can be seen in the image to the left.

1985 AD re-union Left to Right: Unknown/Winston Armstrong/Dave Guy/Andy Kennedy

Whitehall j/w Derby Gate Early 1960's Any further info?
email alphadeltaplus@gmail.com

Christmas 1950 Trafalgar Square
PC 136'A'/135559 Alan Francis (holding young lady's hand) accompanied by PC Gadd

PC 597 'A' Reg Leonard Trafalgar Square 1962
(note black helmet plate and duty arm band) Silver helmet plates were introduced circa May 1965. the black helmet plates were phased out during 1965 (Also see World Cup story below)

Snowballs On Trafalgar Square. Ex PC 597 'A' Reg Leonard recognises the PC on the left as PC John Jessop. Who is the PC on the right?
Ex 'A' PC Len Bentley having noticed different issues of uniform clothing feels that this picture was taken circa early 1980's.

Further to above, Ex PC 813 'A' Colin Partridge says that the PC on the left is Tim Garlick and the PC on the right is Fred Brigham.

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World Cup story presented by Ex PC 597'A' Reg Leonard (also see picture above) with a cutting from The Guardian newspaper. Reg was part of the investigation team that worked from Cannon Row Police Station



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