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Fred PARR, 79 years who died on Thursday 11 July 2019. Fred was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we have no other details, except that he retired from the Drug Squad and 'A' Division.

We will update this entry should we receive more information.

Date 15/07/19

In Memoriam

DC Colin John Batchelor
Died 12 July 1984, aged 45
Killed in a police car accident returning from an investigation.

Roll of Honour

Date 12/07/19

Marston DUFTY

We have received a request, through one of our members, for those who knew him when serving to contact the son of Marston DUFTY. Marston is not a member of this Branch of NARPO but we are sure many of you would have worked with him in the past.

Three months ago Marston, who retired in 1996, had a stroke and is currently in hospital in Liverpool. He is recovering but has some paralysis which they are working on and some memory issues. It is likely to be a long haul but those of you who know him will remember him as a fighter!

If you do remember him and would like to make contact his email address is

His son Nigel is managing his emails and has asked that if anyone has a humorous story (and if you know him you will have a story!) could you email it to the address and Nigel will print it out for him and it may help stimulate his memory and play a practical part in his recovery.

Date 10/07/19

WsM Christmas Social

A Date For Your Diary - Weston-super-Mare Christmas Social - Wednesday 11 December 2019.

John Vincent has arranged for another pre-Christmas get-together at the Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club from 7 pm till 11 pm on the evening of Wednesday 11 December 2019. Attendance in December 2018 was disappointing so please support John's efforts on our behalf.

Full details will appear in the October Branch Newsletter and on this Website. If you want to declare your intention to attend or to find out more, please contact John at or Roger Thayer at

Date 10/07/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Derek Arthur HEATHER, 71 years, who died on Sunday 30 June, has been living in France. He leaves a widow, Christine.

The Funeral Service for Derek is to take place at 1.45 pm on Friday 5 July 2019 at the Crematorium at La Roche Sur Yon, Rue Georges, Mazurelle, 85000, France.

Date 01/07/19

Wilf Nunn

We have received a request from Eileen, the widow of non-member, Wilfred NUNN, who has asked that we provide space for her message to those who attended Wilf's funeral and extended their condolences.

Date 26/06/19


Brian McDowell who died on Monday 24 June, our good friend and former Chairman of the Bristol (Avon) Branch of NARPO. He leaves a widow, Clair.

Funeral is on Wednesday 10 July 2019 at 11.00 am at Canford Crematorium, 220-251 Canford Lane, Westbury on Trym, Bristol.

Date 25/06/19

IoD Pensions

Ashcroft & Evans -v- Chief Constable South Wales

Although we have no reason to believe that there are local instances of the issues addressed in the above Court of Appeal Judgement nor any indication from any of our members that they have been impacted by inappropriate deductions, we feel that we should bring the matter to your attention and value the consent of the Police Federation of England & Wales to enable access to their recent Branch Board Circular 011-2019.

If you feel that you have been subjected to incorrect deductions of such a nature, please follow the link to the Police Federation circular which is self-explanatory and provides detailed information and advice.


Date 20/06/19

Obituary UPDATED

John ORGAN, 88 years, who died on Wednesday 12 June, retired in 1981. John was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and had been living at Downend. His next of kin is his daughter, Sandra, living in Yate.

Funeral 1.45 pm on Thursday 11 July 2019 at Westerleigh Crematorium.

Date 17/06/19

Award of BEM

Our Congratulations to Serving Constable, Tony Freeman, of Bridgwater on his award of the British Empire Medal in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.

Date 12/06/19

Coarse Angling

Bob GIBBS has informed us that the Tabs are available for the Force stretches of water at £21.00 for this year. Tab holders can entertain up to two guests to fish the two-mile stretch of water rented by the Club on the River Frome at Raleigh Hungerford or the River Avon at Swineford.

Further information from Bob at

Date 10/06/19


Gerald Raymond (Gerry) WALL, 84 years, who died on Friday 7 June, retired in 1985 and had been living in Bath. Gerry's wife had only predeceased him by a few days.

Gerry's Funeral Service is to take place at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath Crematorium at 2.30 pm on Friday 28 June 2019.

Date 10/06/19

Gloucestershire Cadet Reunion

After a six year break there will be another Gloucestershire Constabulary Cadet Reunion.

This will be held at Wotton Hall Club, 138 Barnwood Road, Gloucester, GL4 3JS on Saturday 26 October 2019 starting at 7pm. The cost will be £15 per person, to include buffet.

Anyone attending should advise Keith Jones by EMAIL. Keith is responsible for contacting and collating details of those attending.

All monies to Paul Organ, 3 Lilliput Avenue, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6HT. Paul can be contacted on 07702 393 873. Cheques to be made payable to P Organ, early remittance would be appreciated to cover costs.

Others involved in the organisation include Brian Page - Gloucester, Tania Hussey - Cheltenham and Sue Mace - Avon and Somerset.

Date 04/02/19