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The Station Cat

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  1. Is there a roll for all the Officers dismissed after this strike? Did they have their medals revoked?
  2. Can anyone tell me whether the number of the box lid of a Police LSGC equates to anything? Is it possible to ascertain from this number any information as to where the officer was stationed or does the number just equate to a particular force?
  3. This is interesting as it doesn't have a number on the lid?
  4. Thanks Dave, judging by the fact that he appears to have only had a Defence Medal for his WW2 service. I would assume that he's not the Anglesey one, couple this with the fact that if he joined up in 1939, E11R would have been the effigy on his LSGC. As all the Caernarfonshire appear to have middle names, which doesn't appear on his medal, I would assume that he must be the J HUGHES (no first name given)?
  5. Robin/Dave, thanks for your replies to my thread. I can confirm that the box does relate to a regular officer. I'm assuming that PC HUGHES must have joined in the late 1930's, in order to qualify for his LSGC between 1950 and 1952, Gwynedd Constabulary wasn't formed until 1950 and E11R became Queen in 1953.
  6. This is the numbering I mean...............
  7. Is there a roll for Defence Medals to issued to Police Officers? Can anyone tell me whether it's possible to ascertain an address where this medal was sent, which might confirm which part of the force an officer served in?
  8. I wonder what the highest Welsh rank naming could be, that someone has achieved in 20 years before being awarded the LSGC. Has anyone ever got to Chief in 20 years? I don't think I've ever seen higher than Superintendent on an English LSGC.
  9. That wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing would it? Although why on earth they couldn't just put the force after the name is beyond me!!!!!
  10. Thanks Dave. I wonder how long it'll be before they can be viewed by the public?
  11. Curious to know whether medal rolls for the 2002 & 2012 exist?
  12. The Station Cat

    1919 Police Strike

    What's a reasonable amount for a 1911 Coronation medal to a striker, do you think?
  13. Just out of curiosity what potential is there for researching a WW2 War reserve officer? I know he joined in about 1905 and was pensioned off in 1935 and that he served as a war reserve officer. What's the chances of being able to research his WW2 service, such as which division he was attached to or the like?
  14. Sorry, should have stated. The chap I'm looking at was from the Met.
  15. The Station Cat

    1919 Police Strike

    Focusing on the Metropolitan Police - By all accounts the 1919 strike was a disaster, but which one was worse as regards to officers being sacked the 1918 strike or the 1919 one?
  16. The Station Cat

    1919 Police Strike

    955!!!!! I had no idea!!!! Which other forces were involved?
  17. What about this chap, appears to be entitled to a WW2 Defence Medal, 1953 Coronation Medal and a GV1R LSGC - Sergt Alexander Macdonald
  18. Hello everyone (this being by first post), I recently came across a 1953 Coronation Medal & Police Long Service Medal (mounted) to a Sergt. Lawrence H Pickering and thought they might be an interesting topic in which to launch my GMIC career. They are to be mounted on an old clasp, which would perhaps suggest that they have been a pair for sometime. I'm not suggesting that they are not genuine, but have a few points which I like to seek advice from fellow forum users. My first point is thus, is there a nominal roll for all officers who were issued this medal and does it give their force. Secondly, as he also has the LSGC GV1R type and was a Sergt at the time of being awarded it, this would suggest to me that he had obviously been in at least 22 years by 1951-1953, so would without a doubt have served during WW2, yet there is no Defence Medal? Which I find very curious, has anyone ever come across anything similar?
  19. Given the latest increase to the police service length, which will see Officers instead of retiring at their 30 year point, will now be working until their 60. This could well see Officers serving over 40 years before they retire. Double the amount of service required to qualify for their LSGC, perhaps consideration should be given to the possibility of adding a bar at the 40 year point, along the same lines as that of the military LSGC or indeed the Special Constabulary LSGC.
  20. Knew I couldn't have been the only person to have thought of this concept. Delighted to see that you've already written a letter. Perhaps we should set up a Government Petition? https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/check
  21. How gutted would you be if you retired in May 1951!!! I still find it intriguing that it wasn't until 1951 that the concept of a Police LSGC was implemented!! I agree that Mr Donaldson will be disappointed, the very number of signatures on his petition speaks volumes. What are peoples views on a bar/clasp concept for the Police LSGC, is it a viable option? Maybe not now, but at some point in the future when if becomes a more regular occurrence?
  22. Pike, I was just about to ask the same question myself. Found this which might be of interest... http://www.gloucestershirepolicemuseum.co.uk/page_2346448.html
  23. Special Constabulary Medal and bars. Army LSGC with bar.
  24. Oh yes, that's far superior!!!!!