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  1. animal It might be of interest to know, that I`ve located an old fella who remembers the guy whose medal I`ve got, he`s in the process of trying to find out more about him for me, also to see if a picture exists, if he has any luck I`ll post my findings.
  2. The Purple Heart

    Basically, its the same as the army one, except its to the police, the only differance is that its got a sheriffs star instead of George Washington. To win it the Officer has to be injuried whilst upholding law and order, and has to have medical treatment, i.e stitches, or broken bone, etc, etc. I think its the Califonia Sheriffs Dept, that issue it. I`ve never seen one, come up for sale. I`ll see if I can dig a picture out and a bit more info.
  3. Has anyone ever come across any of the medals to the officers in this picture?
  4. Afganistan....

    animal The new Operation Service Medal, same medal as for Seirre Lionne (sorry can`t spell it). But it has a differance ribbon. A nice medal, similar, to the old GSM, but it has no bars, and the back is differant.
  5. The Purple Heart

    animal It maybe of interest to know, that there is a Purple Heart, availalbe to Police Officers was well. If your interested, I`ll dig out the Criteria for it?
  6. animal All the Officers on this picture are either Insp 0r Chief Insp, but all the ones in the fron row, are S.D Insp, and have stars on there collars. Can anyone tell me what a S.D Insp is?
  7. flame Hi, Is anyone a member of the above website, I`ve tried and tried to register, have been given a userID and password, waited the 24 hour period requested!!TWICE flame flame flame , and still it won`t let me log on. Can I ask if anyone is a member, if I give you a few names will you check them out for me? :food-smiley-004: Kind regards, Gordon Caldecott
  8. :violent-smiley-017: After much messing about, I`ve now managed to gain access, and I must say once you`ve got it to work its very very good. Whilst trying to research a guy whose medal I have, I discovered that he`d served in J Div during the Ripper Events!!!!! So I was well chuffed!!!! wub.gif
  9. Hi, I`d very much like to hear from anyone who has an interest in the Ripper case, of particular interest to me is the street bobbies roll in the case. Can anyone tell me which Divisions supplied extra bobbies to go into Whitechapel to help out. I believe that A Div sent some (PC Long), who found the writng on the wall, and L Div had a CID Officer dressed as a women. Surely the immidiate surrounding Div`s would also have sent guys, ie K Div,G Div? Has anyone got any thoughts or evidence that might be of help, if so I`d very much like to hear from you. Gordon.
  10. Check out the website Casebook Jack the Ripper, its got everything you could possibley want to know!!!! jumping
  11. and her she is........
  12. animal One, Catherine Eddowes, in Mitre Square. On the night of the double event.
  13. Dear All, I recently picked up this picture from ebay, and am curious to find out more or indeed anything about this man. On the rear of the picture (which I will attempt to post below), it says `Portrait of a Special Constable - (a word I can`t distinguish) attended by his Staff January 1868`. Has anyone any idea who this guy was? Did Hull Police have Special Constables in 1868? Why would a Special Constable, be attended by his Staff? I did think that maybe he was the Chief Constable at that time, but this is not the case. Another thought was maybe a Special Constable, might have been written by a sweet heart or something, as regards, a special person? Who knows. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, please, do drop me a line. I intend to consult a census for as near 1868 as I can, to see if there are any John Gough`s living in Hull in 1868. Having problems posting the pictures, will try below.
  14. Thanks that is interesting, just out of further interest, if a Bobby had been sent to Whitechapel, would that information appear on his service papers, (which can be obtained from Ray Seal at the Met Museum?)
  15. Hi, I`m curious to know, if A Div of the Met Police, covers the same area as A Div of the City Police? Can anyone shine any light on this for me? Cheers.
  16. A Division

    Any ideas as to which Div of the City Police covers Mitre Square, of Ripper fame?
  17. A Division

    City of London A Div, for 1910-14? Any ideas?
  18. Best modern Assault Rifle?

    Yes I think your just about hit the nail on the head, with all you comments there!! wub.gif :violent-smiley-007: :violent-smiley-017:
  19. Best modern Assault Rifle?

    Hi, I thought the 5.56 (SA80 to civvies and hats!, on offence!!!), was ok. I never had any problems with it, especially when they jazzed it up pre Afganistan. M16 was okay a lot lighter than the 5.56, it must be doing something right for the yanks to have used it for so long. SLR now theres a quality rifle, you know when you`ve been hit by one of those. AK, narrrrr, it uncontrolable on automatic, heavy, however, it takes a lot of punishment. The roll of the British Army has changed as has the ethos of the way we wage war, the 5.56, fits the bill, and I think we`ll keep it for a good few years yet.
  20. Hi, I`d very much like to hear from anyone who can explain to me, the differance between, a Special Constable and a War Reserve Constable. I have a LSGC Special Constable Medal to an Officer who served 40 years in the Kent Constabulary, the paperwork with this medal includes two certificates one to Special Constable Beville for his work/volunteering for duties during the 1926 General Strike, and another for his services as a War Reserve Constable 1940-1944. His obituary states that he served for 40 years!!! I take it that War Reserve, like Specials were unpaid, am I right. Do War Reserve Offciers get the same LSGC as a Special?
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