News of my father’s achievements as the Commissioner of the Metropolis spread far and wide. He received gifts from all over the world, such as a Papal Blessing from Rome, […]
Here is the badge with its leather case that confirms my father as the Honorary Chief of Police of Lynn, Massachusetts. The case has my father’s initials engraved on the […]
This coin by Mitsukoshi is a gift from the Metropolitan Police in Tokyo, beautifully inscribed with modern and traditional imagery.
This is another beautifully inscribed coin by Munnail de Paris that reads: 12 Messidor – an V111 – Foundation de la Prefecture de Police,
depicting two streets in Paris and […]
This is a splendid leather bound diary that records some of the appointments my father made during his final year as Commissioner of the Metropolis. They include: Sir Maurice Oldfield, […]
This photograph was taken at New Scotland Yard at a Bi-Centennial Lunch in 1988 to commemorate Sir Robert Peel. He was another man from the north of England, who founded […]
Here is a copy of my father’s autobiography: “In the Office of Constable”, which reached the top of the best-seller lists when it was first published. His book was still […]
Here is the front cover of The Job, issue 244, volume 10, the newspaper of the Metropolitan Police. It contains comments by serving police officers such as PC Colin Richards […]
Here are the centre pages of the same issue of “The Job”. They include the article written by my father on his five years in the Met and some entertaining […]
This presentation, given to my father on his retirement, is from A8, the section that was responsible for public order, supervising events such as major demonstrations, marches and ceremonials.