Police Bravery Awards Gallery

Presentation at Cheltenham Police station by Chief Constable Admiral Christian to Police Constable James Thomas of Redwick for the rescue of a workman in a well at Redwick on 2 August 1894. Redwick is near Severn Beach. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1580)
Presentation of bravery awards, Society for the Protection of Life from Fire medals, to four Forest of Dean officers by Lord Bledisloe in respect of actions at a fire at Duncan Cottage, Victoria Street, Coleford in October 1939. Officers mentioned Police Sergeant F.F. Taylor, Police Constable Bullock, Special Constables W.F(or P) Williams & F Prisk. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1716-1)
Presentation of bravery awards, Society for the Protection of Life from Fire medals, to four Forest of Dean officers by Lord Bledisloe in respect of actions at a fire at Duncan Cottage, Victoria Street, Coleford in October 1939. Officers mentioned Police Sergeant F.F. Taylor, Police Constable Bullock, Special Constables W.F(or P) Williams & F Prisk. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1716-2)
Police Constable 306 Charles Stafford Gowing article from 'Life as it was in Cadbury Heath & Warmley' by the Cadbury Heath History Group in 1988 written by Mrs Nora E Gowing, widow of Charles Gowing and describing her life as a policeman's wife in 1934. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1485-3)
Police Constable 306 Charles Stafford Gowing article from 'Life as it was in Cadbury Heath & Warmley' by the Cadbury Heath History Group in 1988 written by Mrs Nora E Gowing, widow of Charles Gowing and describing her life as a policeman's wife in 1934. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1485-4)
Police Constable 306 Charles Stafford Gowing receiving his bravery award. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2308)
Police Constable 306 Charles Stafford Gowing awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse also awarded £3:10 and Medal of National Horse Society of Great Britain. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1485)
Police Constable 306 Charles Stafford Gowing newspaper report of his obituary. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1485-2)
Police Constable 306 Charles Stafford Gowing & newspaper reports of his award for bravery. Report states how Police Constable Gowing stopped a runaway horse in Cirencester for which he was awarded the Silver Badge for Gallantry. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1485-1)
Forest of Dean Gazette, March 1940 showing Chief Constable Henn presenting silver braid for Conspicuous Gallantry to Police Constable V. J. Bullock , Special Constable W. F. Williams, Special Constable W. E. Prisk and Police Sergeant F. F. Taylor. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 569)
Award of George Medals to Police Constables D. Smeeton and R. E. Spencer. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 194)
Bravery awards July 1969. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 23192))
Newspaper cutting from Gloucestershire Echo 17.7.1969 re Acts of Bravery by Police Sergeants Willam Abbott and Charles Critchley together with copy of Queen's commendation for Brave Conduct awarded to Charles Thomas Critchley. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 231(1))
Bravery awards October 1978. Detective Constable Brian Watkins was Highly Commended. Other officers also highly commended were Inspector C. Fluck, Police Sergeant S Norman Hale, Police Sergeant Ron Wasley, Police Constable G. Evans, Detective Constable Peter Stoneham , Commended were Chief Inspector G. Lewis, Police Sergeant Peter Voysey, Police Sergeant Brian Farmer, Police Constable David Waters, Police Constable Robert Stackhouse Police Constable Ron Dean, Police Constable Dave Carter, Police Constable Bob Creed, Police Constable Dave Avery. Incident occurred in October 1978. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 183(1))
Newspaper cutting about bravery awards and long service medals 1976. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2313)
Thought to be from the Western Daily Press 25/6/76
Incident with armed man in October 1978. (Gloucestershire Police Archive URN 286(1)
Presentation of Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct to Detective Constable Brian Watkins by Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Colonel Gibbs 10.3.1982 . (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 399)
Mr and Mrs Richard Whittaker following his receipt of the Provincal Police Award - Gold medal in June 1986. Mr Whittaker received the award for having tackled an armed man who had robbed the Promenade Post Office and detained him prior to the arrival of the Police. (Gloucestershire Police Archive URN 476)
Presentation of bravery awards. Police Constable Bill Matthews after receiving his bravery award for the Gloucester siege with two colleagues involved in the incident 1987. Left to right Police Constables Anthony Webb, Bill Matthews, Patrick Price. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 485)
Presentation of Queen's award for Brave Conduct as a result of the 1987 Gloucester Police Station Siege. Police Constable Bill Matthews ( Bamfurlong) receiving his award from the County Lord Lieutenant Colonel Martin Gibbs with Chief Constable Albert Pacey. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 484)
Chief Superintendent Joe Skipsey presenting Police Constable Paul Menhinick with his award for bravery. 1986. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 475)
Officers in Downing Street for bravery awards 2008. From left to right are – Ben Hall, Tim Pragnell, Ruth Lamb, Sergeant Clive Patterson , Michelle Openshaw, Adam Chalkley, Rob Dike and Mark Avery. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6021 )
Photograph from Rob Dike
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