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Hello everyone,

I have a uniform belonging to a Chief Constable and i would love to set in up in my office...  I have found the two medals for on this uniform but if i search on the internet i can see that the most CC wear a metal chain ( i don't know if this is the correct term ).  Can anyone give me some information about this litte thing?  Maybe were i can buy them?

 

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Ringo

 

 

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Hello Ringo.......

Even though in some cases it is not used (most likely) anymore that is where he would have worn his whistle.....   By the time of reaching the rank of Chief Constable he would no longer need one but they still kept the chain.....  I have a set of medals where the man went from Constable in 1910 to Chief Constable (C.I.D.) in 1947 and with the medals was his whistle and chain....

Mike

 

 

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Whistle chains are quite frequently seen on eBay for a not a great amount of cash.

Dave.

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Thanks guys, you were a great help!  I will look on Ebay to see what i can find.  Another thing i am thinking about is setting the uniform op with the silver ceremony cords, i guess these things are harder to find...

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Hi Dave......

I think that what me might mean is Aiguillettes.......

Mike

 

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Hello Dave, sorry, i was looking for the good word for the aiguillettes... my fault ;)

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Chief Constables in England & Wales don't wear aiguillettes. The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and of the City of London do. However, ceremonial uniform ceased to be worn by the Chief Constables around about the late 1950's.

Dave.

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9 minutes ago, Dave Wilkinson said:

Chief Constables in England & Wales don't wear aiguillettes. The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and of the City of London do. However, ceremonial uniform ceased to be worn by the Chief Constables around about the late 1950's.

Dave.

Thank you Dave, you are a great help!

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