Silver Braid Gallery

Major Stanley Clarke wanted to ensure that acts of bravery by members of the Police Force were recognised. He introduced the Chief Constable’s Silver Braid to be worn as a silver ribbon on the right breast of the tunic.

Police Constable 350 Walter J Lafford awarded Silver Braid on 2nd December 1936 for exceptionally gallant action in rescuing a nurse whom he found unconscious in a cottage which was on fire. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8759)
Police Sergeant 141 Francis Midwinter was awarded the Silver Braid as a constable for stopping a runaway horse on 4th May 1920. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8758)
Police Constable 277 William Lester awarded Silver Braid for arresting an absentee on 7th June 1918. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8757)
Special Constable WF Williams awarded Silver Braid on 2nd November 1939 for gallant action in saving life from fire also awarded a Medal from Society of Protection of Life. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8756)
Police Constable Victor Bullock awarded Silver Braid on 2nd November 1939 for gallant action in saving life from fire also awarded a Medal from Society of Protection of Life. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8755)
Police Constable 62 Talbot Holland awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse as a Sergeant on 24th September 1928. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8754)
Special Constable William F Prisk awarded Silver Braid on 2nd November 1939 for gallant action in saving life from fire also awarded a Medal from Society of Protection of Life. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8753)
Police Sergeant 354 John Meadows awarded Silver Braid as a constable for stopping a runaway horse on 22nd December 1928 also awarded £3:10 (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8752)
Police Constable 358 James Gay awarded Silver Braid for attempted rescue of a child from a well on 16th June 1925. He was also awarded £5 and Royal Humane Society Certificate. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8751)
Police Constable George Wynniatt awarded Silver Braid 7th JUly 1922 for rescuing a woman from a fire. He was also awarded £5 as well as 3 guineas and a certificate from the Society for Protection of Life from Fire. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8750)
Police Constable 55 Edwin Perkins awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 14th February 1918. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8749)
Police Constable 237 Christopher Beddis awarded Silver Braid for recovering a drowned body on 11th August 1923. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8748)
Police Constable Arthur Finch awarded Silver Braid for saving life from fire on 5th January 1941. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8747)
Police Constable 341 Albert Randell awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 4th June 1935. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8746)
Police Sergeant 307 Albert Gowell awarded Silver Braid as a Constable for courage at a fire on 4th March 1920. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8745)
Police Constable 10 Albert Carter awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 21st January 1941. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8744)
Police Constable 309 Reginald Weekes awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 13th February 1923. he was also awarded £2:10:00. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8715)
Police Constable 173 Oliver Ruck awarded Silver Braid on 17th September 1920 for stopping a runaway horse. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8675)
Inspector 141 Francis Midwinter wearing Silver Braid (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8642)
Police Constable 293 Frank Jayne awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 13th February 1923. He was also awarded £3. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8612)
Police Sergeant 295 Albert Larner awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 18th January 1922. He was also awarded £2:10:6d. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8631)
Police Constable 18 William Fry awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 28th July 1921. He was also awarded £2. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8564)
Police Constable 122 Arthur Fluck awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 28th February 1918. He was also awarded the Silver Braid as a sergeant on 4th March 1920 for courage at a fire. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8561)
Sergeant 143 Fitzroy Frederick Taylor awarded Silver Braid on 2nd November 1939 for gallant action in saving life from fire also awarded a Medal from Society of Protection of Life. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8560)
Police Constable 145 Wilf 'Joe' Fardon awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 7th January 1927 also awarded £3. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8558)
Sergeant 121 John Hobday awarded Silver Braid for rescuing a dog from a mine shaft on 28th August 1923. He was also awarded a medal from the Canine Defence League. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8595)
Police Constable 188 John Buckle awarded Silver Braid on 24th July 1943 for Gallant action in descending a concealed well and rescuing a boy. Also awarded £5 as well as a Bronze medal and certificate from Royal Humane Society. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8508)
Police Constable 104 Frederick Corbett awarded Silver Braid for stopping a runaway horse on 2nd October 1920. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8536)
Police Constable 296 Albert Bleaken awarded Silver Braid for rescuing a dog from a quarry on 29th January 1926. He was also awarded £3 and a medal from Canine Defence League, Dumb Friends League and National Canine Defence Society. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8498)
Police Constable 554 Gudge S was the last police officer to be awarded the Silver Braid for Gallant action in entering a burning building and attempting to save life from a fire on 21st October 1955. This photograph shows him as an Inspector. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7313)
Police Constable 23 Albert Henry Hull awarded Silver Braid for rescuing a dog from a pit shaft also awarded £2 and Medal from Royal Society Protection of Cruelty to Animals & Dumb Friends League. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2655)
Tewkesbury Police 1920 Back row: Police Constables 389 Claude Baglin, 95 Paddy Bird, 333 Henry Vickeridge, Police Constable from Coombe Hill, Police Constables 359 Jock Kerr, 4 Rogers Front row left to right: Police Constable from Twyning, (He has been awarded the Silver Braid) Inspector Durham, unknown , Police Constable 275 Tom Mitchell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 711)
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)
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)
Woman Police Constable 1 Marion Elsie Sandover awarded Silver Braid for assisting a constable with a violent prisoner on 23rd June 1936. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 90)

 

 

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