Local Events Gallery 4

1990s on

As part of the Trades Union Congress protest against the prohibition of Government Communications Head Quarters workers being allowed Trade Union membership, a series of marches took place annually through Cheltenham, in January. Police Constable Martyn Hillier riding J82CVJ which was put on the road in December 1991, so this is the 1992 march. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2269)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Home Secretary Kenneth Baker visiting Gloucestershire Constabulary on his first day in office. 28.11.1990. Photo includes Chief Constable Albert Pacey Chief Superintendent Joe Skipsey and Deputy Chief Constable Lou Whitton. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 544)
Police Constables Martyn Hillier and Clive Paterson. The Gloucestershire Regiment existed from 1881 until 1994 when it was amalgamated with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment. (Berkshire & Wiltshire) to form the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment. In the final week of the Regiment before amalgamation, the regiment toured Gloucestershire (including what is now South Gloucestershire and marched their colours through various towns On Saturday 26th March 1994 saw the celebration of 300 years of service to Monarch, Country and County by The Gloucestershire Regiment. A service of Thanksgiving was held at the Cathedral in Gloucester, followed by a parade through the city to the docks where the Colours of the Regiment were marched off parade for the last time. They are now displayed in the regimental museum. As well as the Gloucestershire Regiment there was a Canadian contingent from Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, this regiment fought alongside the “Glosters” in Korea. Both units were awarded the United States Presidential Unit Citation. The ambassador to the UK from the Republic of Korea was also present. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6082)
Photograph from David Morgan
Superintendent Phil Sullivan and Inspector Roger Grigg talking to Martyn Hillier outside Gloucester Cathedral at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Gloucestershire Regiment 1994. Inspector Mike Smith at the far right of the picture. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6083)
Photograph from David Morgan
A Green Goddess leaving South Cerney barracks during Operation Fresco in 2003. All Goddess's in the County were escorted by Gloucestershire Police cars. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 6073)
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
Gloucestershire hosted the national Bikesafe show at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Fifty police motorcyclists from as far afield as the Northern Constabulary,City of London and Northern Ireland, as well as all the neighbouring forces,sent riders to assist with the observed rides for members of the public. More than ten thousand riders attended in 2007. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2565)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
2005 was the first year that Gloucestershire Constabulary hosted the National BikeSafe show at Cheltenham Racecourse. Police motorcyclists came from all over the United Kingdom. Here a number of officers are parking up their machines for the night in the old workshops at Bamfurlong. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2162)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
When Gloucestershire hosted the national 2005 BikeSafe show at Cheltenham racecourse, the bikes on show included a police specification Harley-Davidson an unusual sight on the roads of the United Kingdom. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2167-1)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Harley Davidson and a line up of “foreign” Force bikes. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2167-2 )
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Chief Constable Dr Tim Brain and Miss Ursula Anderson at Bikesafe 2007. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2564)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Bikesafe 2007. Chief Constable Dr Tim Brain presented the organisers with an award for their efforts. From left to right; Mr Martin Grey,Inspector Paul Morrisey, Miss Ursula Anderson,Police Constable Martyn Hillier, Police Sergeant Adrian Mansell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2563)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Four Gloucestershire motorcyclists at the national BikeSafe show 2009, hosted by the Metropolitan Police at Hendon. Left to right - Police Constables Richard Kent, Martyn Hillier, Simon Meredith & Andy Baker. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2163)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
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