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Gareth Roberts

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  1. On ‎20‎/‎04‎/‎2016 at 19:08, Dave Wilkinson said:

    This is the final force photograph of the entire Merionethshire Constabulary taken on the 30th September 1950. At midnight the force ceased to exist. Chief Constable Richard Jones retired at the same time. As an aside, they ceased to wear helmets at the end of the 2nd WW. Fourth from the right on the back row is Constable Arthur Rowlands who years later was to be awarded the George Medal following his being shot in the face (and blinded) by a suspected burglar, Robert Boynton.


    Merionethshire 1950.jpg

    Great photo.

    My father, Constable Wyn Roberts (4th row, 3rd from left), spoke highly of Arthur Rowlands' bravery and his charity work with guide dogs. After the Merionethshire Constabulary ceased to exist it became part of the Gwynedd Constabulary with the Anglesey and Caernarvonshire Constabularies. In 1967, the Flintshire and Denbighshire Constabularies joined forces with the Gwynedd Constabulary, and in 1974 it was renamed the North Wales Police. My father was the last Police Officer, who had served with the Merionethshire Constabulary, to retire in 1980.

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