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Trying to identify the officers in URN 226. Thank you for all your comments this is the consensus so far.

This page was added on 22/11/2017.

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  • I didn’t know Paul Pring but this image looks very much like Bob Perkins, perhaps they were lookalikes.

    By Colin Manton (08/01/2020)
  • I was a member of B shift from 1968 to 1973. Even from a distance of 51 years these men are immediately recognisable to me. Does anyone have any current knowledge of Barry Hinchcliffe? I would dearly love to meet him and reminisce about some of our joint mischief-making on night foot patrols. For example, at 3 a.m one night, Barry “borrowed” the Inspector’s car and flat cap, and drove down past the Everyman Theatre towards me. As the car stopped by me I saluted , assuming that the driver was the Inspector. At that, Barry wound down his window, cackled with laughter, and floored the accelerator. The car hurtled off, mounted the pavement and slammed into a huge Victorian streetlight. The engine was forced into the passenger compartment, and the lamp post was felled to crush the roof of the car. Barry was uninjured, but the car was a write-off.

    By Nick Crowhurst (17/12/2019)
  • Peter Tattersall was in Southern Division in March 1974, so passed into Avon and Somerset Constabulary during the night of 31st March. Was a Detective Constable at Clevedon in the late 1980s and then in Weston Super Mare and lived in flat above the Clevedon station.

    By John Jenkins (25/06/2019)
  • Not Colin, Hazel. He didn’t transfer-in until the 1970’s.

    By Martyn Hillier (02/12/2017)
  • Most of those on this photograph are of Cheltenham’s ‘B’ shift. Barry was part of that shift and I think he was one of the reserve Panda drivers at the time. Colin Handy was not part of that shift at that time.

    By John Creed (28/11/2017)
  • Could Panda 8 (thought to be Barry Hinch.) be Colin Handy ?

    By Hazel Savage (23/11/2017)
  • Panda 1 – Sergeant Fred Gardner
    Panda 2 – Sergeant Philip ‘Pip’ Lawrence
    Panda 3 – PC Paul Pring
    Panda 4 – PC Adrian Wallace
    Panda 5 – PC Chris Raymer
    Panda 6 – Your truly – PC John Creed
    Panda 7 – PC Howard Lacey (later transferred to Avon and Somerset)
    Panda 8 – PC Barry Hinchliffe (I think)
    Panda 9 – ?
    Panda 10 – Unsure – the officer on the right may have been PC Peter Tattersall.

    By John Creed (23/11/2017)
  • Panda 1 is Sergeant Freddie Gardener.
    Panda 4 Adrian Wallace who later became a motor patrol officer

    By Martyn Cambridge (22/11/2017)

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