We've never seen quite so many of our colleagues gathered together to receive their awards as in this photo.
We know for sure that you know where they are, and why this photo was taken, but can you identity everyone it it, and advise us of the date it was taken? I should add from the start that having checked through the one-page records in the Police Register it appears that many of these officers received medals in different years and I couldnlt find one year when all received a medal.
Back from L:- Sinclair White, Wayne Ingemann, ?Earl Kirby?, Ken James, ?, Stan Hill, Theo Providence, ?, Mike Phillips, Roger Sherratt, George Jackson, Peter Giles, ?Jim Fullerton? Davie Kerr, Bob Massey, Bill Butterworth, ?Vendal Bridgeman? Steve Petty.
Front from L:- Barbara Clarke, Andy Bermingham, Lenny Edwards, H.E., Clive Donald, George Rose, June Pitt.
Editors note - Many thanks Davie for spoting the fact that we didn't have this list of names. It appears that we still have a couple of guys not identified. Will try to obtain the oroginal photo and see if I can boost up the size for better ID's..
I'm not sure about the date provided by George Rose because according to my record in the Police Register I received the CPLS medal in 1982 and the 30 year clasp in 1986 but that doesn't jibe with my length of service, having joined the BPS in 1964 unless they also include previous service in the Staffordshire Police. Will try to have GH check their records but that may not be possible.