Police Motorcycles

Woman Police Constable Lodge seated on AJS 350cc motor cycle in 1929 together with report re issue of Honda 200cc motor cycles in 1928 Named in report are Mrs Rosa Ashby (former Woman Police Constable in 1928); Woman Police Constables Franklin and Burnett. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 137)
Police Constable Richard Pole on Motor cycle combination DG 830, the first motor patrol at Lydney 1930. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 145)
Police Constable Cuthbert A. Smith (Cass) on motor cycle combination DG 2652 at Lydney Police Station 1931. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 146)
Four motorcycles and side-cars dated 1938. Left to right: Police Constables Arthur Finch; Jack Greenall; unknown; Dick Pole. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1512)
Police Constable 126 Tom Pittaway on motorcycle and side-car, reg no DG 2627, believed to be at Birdlip, in the snow 1938. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1466)
Police Constable Jack Turner on his Rudge Whitworth Special motor cycle at Fairford Police Station in 1941. The machine was his own personal property. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 676)
Police Constable D. Webb with Triumph motor cycle UDF 319 at side of Holland House in Talbot Road 1962. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 198)
Police motorcycle and equipment in garage. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2485)
Photograph from an old negative
Police Constable J. Proctor on Triumph motor cycle SDG-606, three Police Constables on Velocette Motor cycles. Training Course Constables believed to be left to right: Unknown, (816 AAD), Norman Green (WDD 964), Ken Price (536 ADF). (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 199)
First main road motorcycle (Triumphs) section employed solely in summer & good weather at Police HQ. Left to right: Police Constables Pat Pittaway, SDG 606; Des Webb, UDF 318; Bernard Sprason, UDF 320; Alan Howarth, UDF 319. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1566)
Police Constable Ken Price with Ariel Leader motor bike making a call on his radio. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2477)
Photograph from an old negative
Police officer on an Ariel Leader talking to a lorry driver. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2486)
Photograph from an old negative
Police Constable Dave Thompson plus another police officer and a dog on 'DT's' personal Honda 50 c 1968. Not sure that this was an approved method of transporting police dogs. (Gloucestershire Police Archives 1967)
Inspection of the two new Triumph 650cc 'Saints' motor-cycles at rear of Headquarters. The two Motorcycles on the far right are BSA A65 650cc twins which the force were trying out but they were not a success so more Triumphs were purchased. Left to right: Police Constables Tony Hughes, Adrian Wallace, unknown, Brian Bailey .Superintendent Paul Foice, Assistant Chief Constable 'Herbie' Smith and Chief Inspector Arthur Meadows. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1169)
BSA B25 Fleet Star Motorcycle 1972. Police Constable Neil Thomas at Ruspidge. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 3679 )
One of the first batch of Honda CB200 purchased by Gloucestershire Constabulary and issued to out-stations. The later bikes had better weather protection, with a white fairing. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2208)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
BSA B25 Fleet star (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 3676)
BSA B25 Fleet star (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 3678)
In April 1976 Gloucestershire Constabulary took delivery of four new BMW R75/6 750cc motorcycles. (MFH 199P to MFH 202P) It was the first force in the region to adopt the BMW, which was seen by some at the time as a controversial purchase, as there was still an ailing UK motorcycle industry. Within 18 months all Gloucestershire Traffic department motorcycles were BMW. Left to Right; Police Constables Andy Hampton, Martyn Hillier, Roger Merrett & Peter Maunder. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2165)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
The day we put the 4 new (first) BMWs on the road, in 1976. Mr Bill Bacon, of the HOWMU ! It was always called Radio Workshops, but any official correspondence was always to the Home Office Wireless Maintenance Unit. Bill fitted radios to the cars and bikes. From left Bill Bacon, Police Constables Andy Hampton, Martyn Hillier and Traffic Sergeant Ken Hughes. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2210)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Mike Rowles, then the Motorcycle Workshop foreman, with one of the BMW R75/7s purchased in 1977. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2270)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Police Sergeant Colin Moore on a new BMW R80RT in 1983 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2267)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
In with the new. The last of the BMW R80s are replaced with K-Series. 01/03/1991 A287HAD, A446LAD & A443LAD replaced by H27 - H29JAD (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2265)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
A BMW K100 motorcycle J82 CVJ, seen here at in 1992. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2167-2)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
The very first Gloucestershire BMW K100, literally fresh out of the crate. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 112)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
A posed shot for the press, in Queens Road, Cheltenham 1987. The first issue in Gloucestershire of BMW 1,000cc K100 motorcycles. Police Constables Steve Irvin and Bob Addis. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2207)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Harley-Davidson UK lent the constabulary a police specification demonstration bike - an unusual sight on the roads of the United Kingdom. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2167-1)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
As part of an European-wide road safety campaign, a German officer, from Cologne, was guided around Europe, from country to country and force to Force. Here he is on the M5 Michaelwood southbound services, with Police Sergeant 777 Colin Moore, before leaving for London via the M5/M4 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2266)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Workshop staff, late 1980s. Left to right Rob Stanley, Mike Rowles, Peter Davies, John Arscott (face half hidden) Pat Harris, Paul Elston, Rod Stone, Derek Teague, Dennis Woodward and Clive Morefield. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2263)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
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