Gloucestershire Underwater Search Team

Gloucestershire Constabulary Underwater Recovery Section first operational dive November 1966 in Frampton Gravel pits. From left to right Police Constables Peter Underhill, Roger Reynallt, Police Sergeant Clive Jefferies. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2588)
Police underwater team 1970s? (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2109)
Underwater section officers undergoing training at Gloucester Docks 1966. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 218)
Three divers training at Gloucester Docks 1966. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 219)
Underwater section at recovery of submerged vehicle - Gloucester Docks -1972. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 251)
Police underwater section on training session at Sharpness Docks. Police Sergeant C. Jefferies; Police Constables J. Bennett and Roger Sandall. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 213)
Underwater section and Royal Naval bomb disposal squad dealing with unexploded bomb in the River Wye at Bigsweir Bridge 1974. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 209)
Gloucestershire Underwater Search team shown on the front cover of the Police Review magazine, 12th November 1976 Issue 4374. Left to right Police Sergeant Roger Renault; Police Constable Phil Uzzell, Police Constable Jerry Herniman centre, Police Constable Roger Sandell. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1932)
Underwater section. Jerry Herniman kneeling, Keith Richards standing on the bank. Officer in water Mark Evans. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2392)
Property recovered from Pittville Lake, Cheltenham by diving squad. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 254)
More property retrieved from Pittville Lake, this time by Police Constable Dave Stalker. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2212)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Underwater section 1985. Left to Right: Police Constables Martin Skinner David Stalker Nigel Pickering and Jerry Herniman. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 454)
Underwater Diving Squad. (Gloucestershire Police Archive URN 678-1)
Underwater Section Sharpness Docks. Roger Sandall in rear of boat, Mark Westgate on left Nick Jefferies in middle and Ian Robinson on the right. Two officers in uniform are not wearing life jackets. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7872)
Photograph from Colin Manton
Nick Jefferies and Roger Sandell in 1981 at that time low level nuclear waste was being loaded on the Gem before being dumped at sea. The ships hull was being checked on a regular basis. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7871)
Photograph from Colin Manton
Gloucestershire Underwater Search Team. Furthest left Police Constable Chris Skinner, second from left Jerry Herniman third from left Police Constable Nigel Pickering. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8943)
This page was added on 13/06/2016.

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  • URN 8943, The forth officer is Mark Evans, diving ornamental ponds near Swindon to recover items following a burglary. The victims family had recently lost their baby and wanted the babies birth bracelet found.

    By Chris Skinner (09/02/2022)
  • I remember my father commenting on the start of the frogman team by an ex navy diver “and his four skin divers” They were diving a bottomless hole near the river avon Bristol. Found several cars

    By David Barrett (02/05/2021)
  • URN 213 is at Sharpness dock (not Gloucester)

    By MIKE NASH (16/07/2018)
  • Photo URN 2392 – The unknown Officer in the water is Mark Evans.

    By Mark Evans (13/03/2018)
  • Photo URN213 – Person standing without the helmet is definitely Roger Sandall.

    By Nick Churchill (01/02/2017)
  • Photo URN213 – Person standing without the helmet is probably Roger Sandall.

    By Colin Manton (03/11/2016)

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