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An interesting WW2 pair to a Constable of the Glasgow Police. The

Defence Medal was issued for War Service and his Long Service and

Good Conduct for either 25 years or, 30 years of unblemished service.

Probably 30 years - they usually did this for a higher pension - perhaps

Robin can help us with this ?

Glasgow was always a very rough area and it is a fact that their truncheons

were always heavier then anywhere else in Britain.............

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Hello Mervyn.

You're right re. the pension.

Those going off at 25 years got a lot less than those sticking it out for the whole 30 years.

All to do with the pension 'multiplier' calculations (boring!!).

A PC I knew once asked what it would cost him in pension entitlements if he retired a couple of months before his 30 was up. (He had another job in the offing).

It would have cost him over £40k in lump sum losses ................... needless to say, he turned down the job offer and finished his 30 !!

Nice to see a George VI Police LSGC. There aren't many of these around. My old granddad had one.

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One doesn't see many LSGC medals for Police  -  I think with Police not getting a lot of service medals, that these

become treasured by the families.

I'm afraid that I haven't done any research on this pair  -  thankyou  James for reminding me that it was 22 years

service.  I was obviously thinking of the 25 for retirement.

Interesting about the possible pension loss on premature retirement, Robin.  I did 7 years service in the Met. and

left to takeover the family business when my Father died unexpectedly  -  he was only 64.  However, most off my

friends hung on grimly, to get their 30.             Mervyn

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