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35 minutes ago, bigjarofwasps said:

Did we ever get to the bottom of whether a Sergeant Warder was in the Police or the Prison service? 
 

There’s an example currently up for auction if anyone’s interested?

 

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I would have thought the Prison Warders would have been administered by the security services 

Regarding the medal the naming on the medal should show a prison service number ,rank WDR initial and Name. Nothing else. 

other scarce ranks on GSM Cyprus .  CSC ( Cyprus Special Constabulary )

PS for Police Sergeant usually used for the British Civil Police sent from the UK to assist in the troubles.

I have seen medals with a four digit number Rank initials and Surname and nothing else

We will have to wait until the rolls become available then we might get an idea where a person was stationed

 

 

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I'm not quite sure what you mean when you refer to the security services. The term security services usually mean MI5 or MI6. I'm fairly confident that they would have no connection with the prison service. In many (but not all) British Colonies, the Prison Service often came under the management of the Commissioner/Chief of Police. Insofar as Cyprus is concerned I can confirm that the police and the prison service each had their own distinctive cap and collar badges. That was also the case in Palestine, where I can confirm that the Commissioner of Police did command both organisations. In all probability that was also the case in Cyprus.

Dave. 

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18 minutes ago, Dave Wilkinson said:

I'm not quite sure what you mean when you refer to the security services. The term security services usually mean MI5 or MI6. I'm fairly confident that they would have no connection with the prison service. In many (but not all) British Colonies, the Prison Service often came under the management of the Commissioner/Chief of Police. Insofar as Cyprus is concerned I can confirm that the police and the prison service each had their own distinctive cap and collar badges. That was also the case in Palestine, where I can confirm that the Commissioner of Police did command both organisations. In all probability that was also the case in Cyprus.

Dave. 

Yes I agree. It was probably managed by the police , Security Services is more leaning towards MI5 etc. Have you read the book “ Policing EOKA “ quite a good read. I will dig it out and see if it mentions the Prison Service

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I am a retired Western Australia Police Force officer and I know that members of Australian State and Commonwealth police forces served in Cyprus under the auspices of the United Nations. They were also (retrospectively) eligible for the Police Overseas Service Medal which is an Australian national award introduced in 1991.

 

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