My father very much appreciated and enjoyed his association with the Grand Order of Water Rats, which exists as a wonderful fraternity and charitable organisation for people involved with the […]
Here is a photograph of my father in Washington DC on the 14th April 1976, with the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, M. Kelley, and seven of his […]
Here is the programme for the ceremony that bestowed upon my father the Freedom of the City of Westminster and three photographs that were taken at the event. This honour […]
This portrait of my father by the artist Adrian Ramos was presented to him at the Thunderers’ New Year’s Lunch at the Reform Club in 1978.
The Thunderers are clubmen […]
This photograph is one of those portraits in which the eyes follow you wherever you go! There is a gentle, questioning and amused look in my father’s expression that I […]
This item speaks, or perhaps whistles, for itself! The Police Whistle, invented by Joseph Hudson, became an essential piece of equipment to every bobby on the beat. He copied the […]
This silver platter was given to my father by The Thunderers to commemorate their choice of him as their Man of the Year for 1977.
By this time my father […]
This shield was given to my father in the year of his retirement. It bears the coat of arms of the Isle of Man that reads: “Whithersoever you throw it, […]
This shield was given to my father by the Joint Federation Committee of V District who represent Kingston upon Thames. My parents’ home came under their domain, although it required […]
This shield was given to my father by C7, the Explosives Section of Scotland Yard. One of the officers from this section was Captain Roger Goad, who was killed in […]