Initial Training 1839-1946

Pre war recruits Police Constable 43 William Newman known as Tiny second from right back row. Other officers who joined at the same time were: Albert R.J. Carter, Albert R Tombs, Richard P. Tibbots, John A.C. Franklin, Donald M. Hill-Davey,
Leslie J. Neave, Cecil C. Packer, Guy H. Brown, Douglas H.G. Baker, Victor F Batstone, John H.R. Attwood.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10751)

First class of recruits to be taken into the Force after the 1914 – 1918 war taken at Police Headquarters, New Court, Lansdown Road. Cheltenham.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 111)

12 recruits and two instructors. These men were selected from 500 applicants. Starting pay 63/- a week plus free accommodation and medical and dental treatment. New recruits were never stationed in their home towns to avoid favouritism by or to people known to them Back row from left 43 Newman, 62 Tombs, 401 Batstone, 64 Tibbots, 106 Davey, 171 Neave, 251 Packer. Front row 92 Franklin, 434 Attwood, Instructor 414 Squire?, Instructor 109 Willmott?, 10 Turner, 372 Baker, 313 Brown.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10230)

New and returning recruits May 1920.
Back row from left to right: Albert Hills; William Russell; Frank Payne; Victor Davis; John Clarke; Police Constable 658; frank Grinnell.
Middle row left to right: Harry Pike; Walter Ryland; Leonard Levell; William Nicholls; Charles Hook; William Coates; David Wagstaff.
Front row from left to right: Frank Jaynes; John Ralph; Percy Illes; Inspector James Price; Chief Superintendent James Biggs; Police Sergeant Arthur Hopkins; Henry Lane; Harry Gurr; Albert Bleaken.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 4927)

Chief Constable Major Stanley Clarke with group of recruits 1932.
Back row left to right: Charles S King, James M Johnston, Frederick A Brookes, John P Griffin, Reginald T Baker, Richard G Mycroft, Paul F Foice, John E Courtney, Kenneth G Wheatley, Archibald O Herbert, SA Perry: Front row left to right: Tommy F Roebuck, Gordon S Dovey, Jjohn P Green, Rufus J Stone, Police Sergeant DM Wagstaff, Chief Constable Major Stanley Clarke, JE Squire, Donald C Howe, William A Griffiths, Maurice A Huddleston, Albert E H Newman.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1213)

Standing left to right : Theophilus G Hart, George Bliss, John Daykin(?), Eric Jenkins (?), Matt Wilmot, John Hyatt, James Ludlow, Jack Turner, Douglas Hawkes(?), Fred Hudson, Percy Falconer, Seated left to right : Robert (Noel) Drennen, John Howkins, Arthur Meadows, Cyril Woodward, Jack Rogers, Ben Gwilliam.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1588)

Back row 4th from left Cecil Birch; 8th from left George Richard Holtham. Front row 3rd from left Police Sergeant D. Wagstaff, centre Deputy Chief Constable JWP Goulder. 5th from left John E. Squires.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1211)

Recruits 1937
H Thomas, 438 Edward Day, R Wildin,156 Denis Holbrook, 439 Athol H Aston, 198 Jack Francis Kay, 175 Ronald Smith, B Sanders, 424 Richard Stephens, 216 Walter Long, Police Sergeant Matt Wilmott, Deputy Chief Constable JWP Goulder, J Squire, 425 Sydney Barlow, 423 G Coates.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 112)

Recruits class of 1928. Standing extreme left Ernest W Slade, Seated extreme left, A Finch. Others unknown.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1115)

Back row 4th from left Cecil Birch; 8th from left George Richard Holtham. Front row 3rd from left Police Sergeant D. Wagstaff, centre Deputy Chief Constable JWP Goulder. 5th from left John E. Squires.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1211)

Headquarters 1937? Standing Left to right : 1st from left W Newman; 4th from left G Bliss; others unknown; Seated left to right : J Franklin; J Attwood; J Squires; PS ‘Matt’ Willmott; Albert Carter; unknown.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1724)

Recruits 1937
H Thomas, 438 Edward Day, R Wildin,156 Denis Holbrook, 439 Athol H Aston, 198 Jack Francis Kay, 175 Ronald Smith, B Sanders, 424 Richard Stephens, 216 Walter Long, Police Sergeant Matt Wilmott, Deputy Chief Constable JWP Goulder, J Squire, 425 Sydney Barlow, 423 G Coates.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 112)

Male Recruits undergoing physical training at Police Headquarters New Court June 1919.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 113-2)

Male Recruits undergoing physical training at Police Headquarters New Court June 1919.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 113)

Summer 1919 Police Headquarters first recruits after first World War.
Police Constable 126 Tom Pittaway, front row, second from the right.
(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 111)

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