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  1. Alan, The Met is a weird and wonderful organisation, there is often no rhyme or reason as to why some paperwork / records were kept over others. It can be most frustrating, but perseverance is key and you’ve achieved your aim.
  2. Hi, Are your WHW rune tiles available for sale still please? Thanks.
  3. I have a similar one in my collection, it’s a Royal Parks Constabulary version and it was fondly known as the “Bottle top” it was worn on the flat cap, which was all they were issued at the time. They were eventually issued a six panneled custodian helmet with a ball and spike top. I’ll see if I can dig it out and post a photo of the bottle top.
  4. Nothing new there then, history continues to repeat itself. I’m sure if you spoke to many serving officers, they’d have gripes about some of the kit issued to them now Still it really is in lovely condition & nice to see something different in a collection. Thank you.
  5. I’ve never seen one of those before. Lovely condition and really does show what officers went through.
  6. Nice to see that you were able to complete your research in to what A3 stood for and what your officer was involved in.
  7. Great work all. I still haven't seen one in the flesh though! Perhaps one day.
  8. Sorry I haven't been on for a while, work has been getting in the way! Charles, I'm going to see if I can get any further information on the Royal Parks personnel files....but it will probably take some time. Still looking to add to my Royal Parks collection of One! ;)
  9. Hi Paul Thanks for the info, yes there is conflicting figures. Some say 119 some say 109. Certainly when I was in the RPC we had 127 officers around 12 years ago.
  10. Still waiting for updates into this officers history, I haven't forgotten! An ex-RPC officer currently serving in the MPS has been researching the RPC past for as long as I've been in service, so I am really looking forward to more info.
  11. Hello Dave. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my topic. I've sent you an email and I would be grateful for a photo of the token. I guess I'm unlikely to lay my hands on a token for my Police collection, so a photo of one will have to be the next best thing! Thanks again. SP
  12. Hi Mervyn. Thanks for the info. I'll certainly have a go at trying to find a photo or illustration of a silver token. I'd love to get hold of one, they are a very different collectors item. Regards.
  13. Hopefully so, I guess I am quite fortunate to have friends still working in the Parks with access to information. The particular officer giving me this information will have just under 40 years Police service by the time he retires in 2012.....Royal Parks Keeper, Metropolitan Police Special, Royal Parks Constabulary, Metropolitan Police Royal Parks OCU officer.
  14. Hello Odin, Thank you for the information, I only wish I could get my grubby mitts on some others. I've had a brief e-mail from a friend of mine regarding Burrows medal and he will be calling me tomorrow with some of the information. However what he has said is that Burrows wife was convicted of theft in 1909 and was given 9 months with hard labour!!! I'm looking forward to finding out as much as I can about Burrows.
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