Police Training Schools

Police officers use to go to either other force areas for training or to regional training schools

Passing out parade Course 3 Bramshill 2000 from 25th April to 4th August. Gloucestershire officers Bailey, Martyn Murawa, Claire Milligan, Mark Bainbridge, Claire Tyson, Trish Mc Carver, Steve Gardiner, Lee James, Julie Stinchcombe, Mary Allright, Chris??, Steve Parr, Nathan Cantwell James Bryon. Wayne Wright from Gloucestershire was a staff officer (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10664)
Photograph from Bee Bailey
Taken at No 8 District Police Training Centre Bridgend 26th May 1961 to 26 August 1961. Gloucestershire Officers Middle row from left fourth AR Sims, fifth C Washbourne, sixth FJ Strutt Front row AJ Pitts ninth from left. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7050)
Class No 4 at the No.8 District Training Centre, Bryncethin, Wales Front Row left to right: 1st Campbell J Willett Middle Row left to right : 2nd. Richard Ford; 4th. Possibly Ivor P Smithson; 5th. Philip B Bridgman; 6th. Philip (Pip) Lawrence. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2400)
Chantmarle Training School attended by Gloucestershire officers. Chantmarle Winter 1962. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10716)
Photograph from Chris Raymer
Chantmarle Training School attended by Gloucestershire officers. Chantmarle Winter 1962. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10715)
Photograph from Chris Raymer
Class 2248 Chantmarle March to June 1971. Nick Churchill 2nd from right middle row. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10305)
Photograph from Nick Churchill
By the moat at Chantmarle where trainee officers swam in their leisure time. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10261)
Photograph from Adrian Wallace
Initial Training course April 1979 Cwmbran. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10735)
Photograph from Sue Webb
Driving Course at Devizes (Regional driver training centre). Number one course October 1945 Gloucestershire Officers shown - Police Constable Norman Stevens second uniformed officer middle row second from right: Police Constable Bernard Sanders second uniformed officer from left, back row: Back row seventh uniformed officer from left Police Constable Ken Beszant. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 971)
No.7 Region Inspectors' Training Course held at Cowley Manor, Cheltenham around 1940. Gloucestershire Officers Deputy Chief Constable A H Carter (seated front centre); W Hart, (2nd row extreme left); F Statham, (seated bottom left); H Wagstaff (back row 4th from left); S D Smith (back row 5th from left) (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 894)
Newly promoted Inspectors Training Course at Dartington Hall Devon 1962/63. Inspector RA Parker and Inspector M Cooper in centre of group. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 953)
Last class to enter the Police Training School at Eastwood Park, Falfiel. Ken Roberts (later Superintendent) seated far right, front row (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1948)
No 7 District Police Training Centre Falfield Course 20. Gloucestershire officers mentioned Webb and Carling. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10479)
Photograph from Ray Ricketts
South West Region Policewomens' course at Gloscat, Oxstalls, Gloucester. Front row, seated - far right Woman Police Sergeant Dulcie Blowen, 2nd right - Woman Chief Inspector Elizabeth Hughes. - standing 3rd from left Woman Police Constable Mary Pincombe (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1418)
Regional CID Course at Kings Weston House, Bristol Dave Webb,3rd row, 2nd from the right. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1997)
Photograph from Dave Webb
Sergeants Training Course held at Exeter University, Mardon Hall on 27.9.1969. Back row: second from right Jim Taylor, third from right Bob Watts, fifth from right Brian Ellis, eight from right Ralph Wilkins, Centre row: extreme right Len Taylor. Front row: fifth from right Margaret Hall, eight from right Chief Inspector Parker(Training staff). (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 815)
Unknown order - J R Hopkins; D Watts; D H Hill; W C Todd; J Butler; H J Wilson; C Blair; R A Limings; D Stone; C Bradley; D Davidson; R Royse; George Tudor; H Ridgers; J Musgrove; H C Lowe; G Bebington; E H Wiggins; (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1583)
David Bullock 4th from left back row at Police Training Centre Mill Meece Staffs 1954. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 917)
Late October 1949 Police Constable 520 Peter Hillier back row 5th from left. Officers came from a number of Forces some of them no longer in existence Birmingham City , Coventry City, Dudley Borough, Hampshire, Northants, Plymouth City, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke City, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton Borough, Worcester, West Sussex, Wiltshire. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10607)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Police Constable 520 Peter Hillier at Mill Meece Training School 1949. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10606)
Photograph from Martyn Hillier
Police Foundation Training Course at Moreton in Marsh, Glos. Back row - No 6 - J.A. Parker Centre Row -No 4 - C.S. Addis; No.6 - J. S. Sullivan. Front Row - No 6 - R. J. Barrett. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1765)
Photograph from Steven Parker
Ryton Training School. A selection of Gloucestershire officers during regional training 1960/61. Roy Thomas back row left Geoff Evans next to him. Jack Cratchley centre front. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8219)
Photograph from Robert Thomas
Gloucestershire members believed to be: Middle row Richard Ford; Derrick Mackintosh; Ivor Smithson; Phil Bridgman; Phil Lawrence. Front Row: Campbell Willets, 1st on left (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1747)
Hazel Savage at Warrington1966. The training school was housed in old RAF huts. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7880)
Photograph from Hazel Savage
Detective Training Course at West Riding Detective Training School, Wakefield1960. Albert Viner far right second row. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8880)
Two Women Police Constables arresting a youth. Variety of uniforms suggests that this may be a training school shot thought to be early 1970s. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10318)
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  • Very pleased to see my father Phil Bridgman in some of the photos, well done.

    By Geoff Bridgman (06/04/2021)

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