Royal Visits Gallery 1

Mounted officers escorting the carriage of King George V through Cirencester Park in the early 1930s. H. Watkins at the back. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2114)
Queen Mary walking through Winchcombe 1944. (Gloucestershire Police Archive URN 2398)
Inspector George Gardner assisting Her Majesty Queen Mary on royal visit. Inspector Gardner was seconded to Badminton House during the second world war as Queen Mary's personal police officer. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 800)
Royal visit by Princess Margaret to Gloucester Cathedral in 1958. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 798)
Princess Margaret on her visit to Gloucester 1958. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 876-6)
Her Majesty the Queen Mother at Cheltenham races. Police officers Bob Creed and Pete Kilbey in picture. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2138)
Photograph from Pete Kilbey
Cheltenham Races, Gold Cup circa 1968. Chief Constable E.P.B. White, Her Majesty the Queen Mother & Police Sergeant 520 Peter Hillier. Martyn Hillier tells the following story. My father joined on 29th October 1949 and was a issued a “new number”, by which I mean previously unissued; 520. When I joined I was issued 1144. Sadly shortly afterwards my father died and at the funeral the Chief Constable asked my mother and I if I would like my father’s number. Naturally we said yes, so I changed numbers. The Shire Hall payroll system had a problem with this, which to be fair, was a pretty unusual set of circumstances. As a consequence my pay the next month was rather good; top rate Sergeant with full Rent Allowance. The next month, after deduction of the overpayment, I had something like £5 !! (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1827)
Martyn Hillier
Her Majesty the Queen Mother at Cheltenham Races. 1980s. Also in photo is Police Constable Martin Oxley. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 615)
Pete Kilbey at Brookthorpe ready to escort Princess Anne. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2140)
Photograph from Pete Kilbey
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales talks to Police Sergeant Dave Thompson (DT) Behind are Police Constables Adrian Norton (goggles on helmet) Mike Vaughan and John Phelps (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2264)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Arrival of Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer at Police headquarters 1981. Left to right Chief Constable Soper; Lady Diana Spencer; . The Prince of Wales; Lord Lieutenant Colonel Gibbs. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 293)
Visitors Book for Police Headquarters. Holland House, Cheltenham recording the visit and the signatures of HRH Charles Prince of Wales & Lady Diana Spencer on 27th March 1981. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2025)
1981 Lady Diana Spencer visiting the major incident room at Police headquarters in conversation with Assistant Chief Constable L. Whitton and Woman Detective Sergeant M. Hall. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 364)
Princess Anne attending police dog trials 1982. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1263)
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne escorted by Lord Lieutenant Colonel Gibbs. Also Mr Ussher chairman of Gloucestershire Police Authority and Chief Constable Soper at the presentation of the cup to the UK winner of Regional Police dog Trials at South Cerney. Two police cadets thought to be Alison Cairns and Kevin Lambert. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 391-1)
Prince Charles & Princess Diana visiting Tetbury Hospital. Working from the top of the picture the following officers are identified: Left to right Eric Moore; Inspector Frank Jones; Bob Keeble; Bob Newton; Alec Stuart; Chris Merrick; Andy Stone; Shaun Brackstone; Roger Boucher Far left in civilian clothes Mike Yhenell (?), Simon Bannister; Peter Haines; Chief Constable LAG Soper; Mike Humphries (behind Chief Constable); Peter Stoneham (behind microphone); Len Hutton next to Deputy Chief Constable L Whitton; Roly Shere-Massey on left of Prince Chief Superintendent Maurice Cooper in foreground; Ian Hockley. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1084)
Her Royal Highness Princess of Wales arriving at Deer Park School, Cirencester in RAF Helicopter for visit to Cirencester Police - escorted by Lord Lieutenant Earl St.Aldwyn. 22.2.1985 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 394)
Princess of Wales departing from Cirencester Police Station with Chief Constable Soper. 1985 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 414)
Princess of Wales at Cirencester Police Station meeting Cadet R. Price. Chief Constable Soper and Inspector E. Whitlock also in picture. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 400)
Princess of Wales signing a photograph 150th anniversary Cheltenham 8th April 1989 with Chief Constable Pacey. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 516)
Visitors Book recording the visit of and the official opening of Wilton House (re-named Holland House in April 2016) by HRH The Duchess of Kent on 8th July 1992. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2026 )
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