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Mrs Doreen VOWLES, 92 years, who died on Thursday 16 May, widow of Reginald, who retired in 1983 and died in 1996. Doreen was not a member of this Branch of NARPO and we are told that her next of kin is her daughter, Janice.

This entry will be updated should we hear of the funeral arrangements.

Date 17/05/19

In Memoriam

PC Stephen Jones
Died 17 May 1999, aged 34

During the pursuit of a stolen vehicle on the M48 motorway near Bristol, the officer deployed a spike strip in front of the vehicle to stop it but it swerved towards him as he stood on the motorway hard shoulder and he was struck and killed.

Roll of Honour

Date 17/05/19


Keith MYERS, 85 years, who died on 30 April, retired in 1983. He leaves a widow, Patricia, living in Winford. Keith was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

We are told that Keith's Funeral Service is to be held in Winford Church at 11 am on Thursday 30 May 2019.

Date 15/05/19

Role Play for Force Firearms Training

We have received a request from one of our members who is on the Police Staff at the Black Rock Operational Training Unit for interested former colleagues to assist in the training by role-playing characters.

Anyone interested, please contact Colin WARREN

The Branch Secretary has no other information regarding this invitation.

Date 10/05/19

Obituary - UPDATED

David STUCKES, 84 years, who died on 8 May, retired in 1985. He leaves a widow, Sylvia, living in Portishead.

His three sons, Tim, Stephen and Andrew all served in Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

David was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Date 10/05/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Wilfred NUNN, 70 years, who died on Wednesday 1 May, retired in 2002 and then served as a member of the Support Staff until 2011. Wilf originally joined the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

He leaves a widow, Eileen, living in Mangotsfield. Wilf was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

Date 03/05/19

NARPO Centenary Celebrations - UPDATED

A reminder to those who have not, yet, seized the opportunity to attend the Celebrations at Clevedon for the Centenary of NARPO.

The gathering for the conducted tours and tree-planting ceremony at the Wilfred Fuller VC Centre, David Lane, Clevedon BS21 6TG is at 10.45 am and is free to all Branch Members. An interesting morning is being planned by the Officers and Staff at the Centre, including horses, dogs and public order training sessions.

The select buffet lunch is at Clevedon Hall, Elton Road, Clevedon BS21 7RH from 12.30 pm and is at the subsidised charge of £15.00 each. This is another great opportunity for a special get-together for us all.

We hope that many members will make point of being at both events, they are only a few minutes drive apart.

The closing date for those wishing to attend, either or both, events is Monday 20 May 2019.

Please, if you have not already done so, contact Chris Lockyer on 01275 845736 or at

Date 01/05/19


Mike Hedges is organising the 2019 NARPO Golf Competitions will take place at Farrington Park Golf Club on Thursday 6 June.

The first tee time will be 12.28 pm and the golf will be followed by a two course meal. Cost of the entry is £34.00, which includes a two course meal and £4.00 for the Prize Fund.

Please register your interest with Mike through

Date 30/04/19


Dennis Mervyn Popham, aged 90 years, who died on 10 April 2019 at his home at Charfield, Glos.

His funeral will be held at 9.45 am on Monday 29 April 2019 at Waterside Chapel, Westerleigh Crematorium.

Date 18/04/19


Former Detective Constable Brian EVANS who died on Saturday 13 April. Brian was not a member of this Branch of NARPO.

We understand that his Funeral Service is to take place at Westerleigh Crematorium, Waterside Chapel, at 11.45 am on Tuesday 14 May 2019.

Date 17/04/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Mrs Barbara COOMBES, 91 years, who died on Tuesday 16 April, widow of Allan, who retired in 1977 and died in 2011. Her next of kin is her daughter, Helen, living in Bath.

Barbara's Funeral Service is to be held at 11.30 am on Tuesday 14 May 2019 at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath.

Date 17/04/19

Obituary - UPDATED

Mrs Gwen SANDY, 97 years, who died on Thursday 11 April. Widow of Fred, who retired as a Chief Inspector at Yeovil in 1980 and died in 2008. Her next of kin is her son, Mike, living in Dorset.

Gwen's Funeral Service is to take place at 11.20 am on Friday 3 May 2019 at Yeovil Crematorium.

Date 14/04/19

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

Sailing Section

Jeff STRATFORD and others from the Police Dinghy Sailing Section are setting about organising the National Finals on Chew Valley Lake on 12/13 June, 2019.

They will be at the Club early on Wednesday 12 June, the galley will be open for breakfast rolls and lunch. There is lots of free parking. The outer gate will be closed but the padlock will be taken off. This is a beautiful location and there is a balcony overlooking the lake.

On the Thursday they will again be there early and the galley will be open for bacon sandwiches and lunch.

Why not have a trip out to a fantastic location, free parking, refreshments available, meet old friends, watch the racing, see what the sailing section has to offer. Pop in for an hour or stay all day, no need to book just turn up. You never know someone might want to join.

For more details contact Jeff STRATFORD

Date 09/01/19