Off Duty Gallery 3

Cheltenham Sub/Division Dinner 1970. Officers in photo Police Constables Roger Barnett, Andrew Barrow, Bob Plowright, Ted Heath, Dave Read and Colin Hendry with their wives. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1137)
Police Constable Brian Bailey on 650cc Triumph Saint WDF 17J, in June 1971. This was just after the Auto Cycle Union National Rally, which is a rally style event that requires riders and teams to plan a route to check-in to a maximum number of control points, with a minimum of miles covered and get an award - Gold, Silver or Bronze accordingly. Control points open at midday on a Saturday and competitors have to check-in at the finish point, which for many years including 1971 was located at Trentham Gardens, Stoke on Trent, at the earliest at 0600hrs Sunday morning and no later than 0800hrs. In the 1960s and 1970s many Forces participated in this event. In 1971 Brian was the Top Service rider, receiving a handsome gold (plastic) cup. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8188)
Photograph from Wendy Davenport
Inaugural meeting of the Police Choir . January 1970 at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham. Members include: Roy Thomas; Cyril Clarke; Geoff Bloom; William Stapleforth; Cliff Viles; Mike Humphries; James Tyrell; David Price; Kevin Bullock; Ivor Jones; Joe Taylor; Bernard Cooper; Paul Dadge; Tony Hawkins(?); Ricky Hall; Ray Attwood; Louis Watters; Geoff Buffham; Don Holland; Bruce Trotman; Allan Billinghurst; John Griffin; Harry Thomas(?); Don Deakins. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1908)
Gloucestershire IPA, International Police Association, visit to Trier, Germany. Including: E and D Turner, Ralph and Mary Wilkins (plus children) - back row fourth from right J and M Turner Richard and P Williams - second row fifth from left Mr and Mrs J Griffin Mr and Mrs Ron Hall - third row fifth from right Gordon Smith - back row fifth from right. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1745)
Gloucestershire Police male voice choir leaving for their tour of Scotland 18th March 1982. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 386)
Presentation of cheque by officers who ran in Gloucester Marathon in aid of Multiple Sclerosis 1982. Left to right Police Sergeant Eddie Baud, Police Sergeant Phil Cluley, Unknown, Mr Charles Irving Member of Parliament, Police Sergeant Mike Richards, Police Constable Dave Stacey, Police Constable John Henry. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 354)
Cheltenham Criminal Investigation Department Officers raising money for a Charity Event, on the canal at Gloucester, aboard the boat 'Lisa'. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 672)
Because we don't look too frazzled the photo was probably taken at Hendon the night before the gruelling (33 mile) road-race between Barking and Southend along the A13. Standing left to right Peter Sharpe, John Parsons, David Hanks, Brian Marshall, Dick Griffiths, Peter Crouch, Danny Boon, Gordon James. Front left to right Fred Moran, Paul Organ, John Larner, Mike Dunn. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1795-1)
Photograph from David Hanks
Gloucestershire police officers in plain clothes possibly on a rugby trip around 1980. Left -right:Ray Hopkins; Pat Ellis; William (Bill) Tracey; unknown; Wayne Murdock; Michael Simpson; unknown; Gil Jenkins; Peter Stubbs. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2407)
The Gloucestershire team had just returned from the Police National Air Rally at Leeds Bradford Airport on 10th May 1996. From the left. Steve Drew, Alayne McGarry (Waterhouse), Terry Dwight and Chris Carver. They had won the Navigation Competition, Precision Flying, Spot Landing and Best Overall Crew. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7949)
Photograph from Terry Dwight
Sponsored cycle ride from Bamfurlong to Michaelwood Service Station and return 1992. £500 was raised for the Meningitis Trust, Scoo-B-Doo unit for special care babies and Cancer and Leukemia in Children. (CLIC) S. Spencer, R. Arkell, N. Gavin, Chris Harvey, Gerry Lewis, Clive Kibble, T. Jones, R. Glover, Richard Goddard. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 1463)
In the summer of 1986 the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir did a 2 week tour to California and sang at a number of venues in the state. Some of the police officers in the choir, including me, were allowed to take our uniforms and spent an afternoon on patrol with the Pleasant Hill Police Department, a small police department in Contra Costa County. It was a most enjoyable afternoon spent on patrol with local officers and some of the people we met on that tour of duty couldn't quite believe that a "genuine British bobby!" was riding along with them. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 11179)
Photograph from Charles Thomas
Members of the Police Choir dressed up for their 'party piece' a comedy routine to the tune of Jimmy Brown on the occasion of the 150th anniversary concert at the Town Hall Cheltenham 1989. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 522)
This photograph of Trevor Moss was taken following the formation of the British Police Symphony Orchestra. He was the only Gloucestershire officer to be accepted and remained with them for 25 years. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 2382)
Photograph from Trevor Moss
In order to promote the concerts, a brass quintet in full British police uniform, went out into the city to play to the public, and included performances under the Eiffel Tower, and at the Pompidou Centre. We had taken uniforms but had not considered permission to play, so as soon as we started at the Eiffel Tower, the local Gendarmes appeared to inform us we had no license to play and therefore had to stop. A short conversation led to them changing their mind – as we were not collecting any money, they would ‘walk round the block’ and be back in half an hour, and we would then have to stop!! We walked around Paris and travelled around the Metro with instruments, in uniform. And found it was a very easy way to confuse American tourists!! Back row – Alec Cane (Cheshire), Roger Barker (Staffordshire), Neil Davies (South Yorkshire), Gerard Valentine (Greater Manchester Police) Front row – John Morgan (Dyfed Powys), Trevor Moss (Gloucestershire), Ric Hewin (Dorset) (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 9658)
Photograph from Trevor Moss
Gloucestershire Constabulary Band in their new uniforms with Chief Constable Albert Pacey, Queens Police Medal,1990. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 538)
Band of the Gloucestershire Constabulary on parade at Gatcombe Park Horse Trials 1996. Police Constable Michael Steed carrying the mace in front of band. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 729)
National Association Retired Police Officers Volunteers engaged in archive project of Force memorabilia and photographs. Left to right; Alan Bobs; Jim Taylor; Graham Murdock; Bob Parker; Geoff Sindrey. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 673)
Does this count as play? (Gloucestershire Police Archives 8236)
On June 29th 2019 the hottest day of the year so far Smart cars descended on Headquarters. The visit was organised by Police Constable Bee Bailey, a proud Smart car owner herself. Visitors kept cool with visits to the cells and the Force Control Room. (Gloucestershire Police Archives 10021-5)
Photograph from Bee Bailey
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