Cadets in Spain 1970. John Pittaway, Diana Gibbs, Pam Murphy, Steve Radburn, Police Constable John Creed, Francis Johnson, Mrs Pam Creed, Nick Churchill , Phil Cowdry (in the tree), John Fidler, (Police Constable Dick Griffiths current girlfriend) , Cathy Searle, unknown , Police Constable Dick Griffiths ( Training Staff) , Steve Taylor, Nicky Hawkins, Mike Owen. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 5923)
Photograph from Nick Churchill
Regular Police Cadets at Headquarters 1972. Back Row left to right: Rob Coltman, Jon Parnell, Robin Yates, Richard Stallabrass, Steve Robertson, Paul Adams, Martyn Speke, John Minter, Richard Bradley and Simon Bailey. Middle: Anne Brothers, Steve Parker, Kelvin Voss, Trevor Jones, Graham Rees, Gerry Blythe, John Punter, Colin Heselton, Paul Tibbles, Rob Lephard, Ian Perry, Bill Watson and Sarah Tavender. Sitting: Rose Petheram, Glynis Jacka, Carole Blyth, Police Constable Dave Hanks, Chief Inspector Ken Roberts, Police Sergeant David Price, Woman Police Constable Di Gibbs, Judy Berry and Lesley Stoneman. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1771-2)
Last intake of Regular Police Cadets. Left to right back row: Jon Weager, Dave Thompson, Tim Cook, Ian Viles, Jared Hughes, Craig Guthrie, Keith Smith, Andy Christopher. Front row Rachel Price, Police Constable David Stacey, Inspector Alan Billinghurst, Chief Inspector Alan Beckett, Inspector Jeffery Spinks, Police Sergeant Roy Palmer, Joanne Waite, September 1983. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1149)
According to Steve Moulder there was a clear distinction between the Volunteer and the Regular Units. The former, when in existence and which I was part of, fed into the later. I think it was 16 to 18 for Volunteers because it was 18 minimum for Regulars. However a few volunteers, myself included stayed on after 18 as Civilian Instructors. The volunteer cadet leaders were serving local officers (who volunteered their own time).
There follows a list of the few I can recall.
Police Constable John Williams, Civilian Charles Povey, Inspector Ron Williams, Woman Police Constable Anna ?, Police Constable Ian ?, Police Constable John Pittaway, Police Sergeant Roger Leyfield, DC Mike Beer, Police Constable Mark andWoman Police Constable Fran Bullock, Police Sergeant John and Woman Police Constable Angie Bunce, Police Constable Chris Skinner. Civilian Instructors apart from myself (from around 1973 to ?late 80s), were Tim Jeynes, Tammy Dwight and Graham Wills.
In the early days our uniforms were hand me downs from the regular force which were made from the heavy blue serge with a truncheon pocket and included cotton shirts with button on starch collars.
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