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Police Dog Rudi

Police Dog Rudi
Ready for action

Monday, July 28, 2008

Pc Leonard Rayner, Grimsby Boro Police Dog Handler

My name is Leonard Rayner and I served with the Grimsby Borough Police Force from 1953 until 1983 after its transition through Lincolnshire Police into Humberside Police. I became GY Boro's first Police Dog Handler in 1962 and served in that capacity until 1967. My initial training as a dog handler was at Preston, Lancashire who supplied my dog "Grimpol Tex". During my period as a dog handler I entered four N0.3 District Regional Trials and on each occasion qualified for the National Trials finally winning this title in 1966 with a subsequent appearance on BBC TV's Blue Peter. I also entered Leeds Police Dog Championship Show at Roundhay Park winning on each occasion in 1963, 1964 and 1965. Anyone who remembers me and Grimpol Tex please do not hesitate to get in touch particularly Ray Woods, Dennis Scott and Geoff Plumber who were all ex. Notts County handlers. I very recently have been in touch with Alan Pickles ex. Bradford City handler and was delighted to talk over old times.

Monday, July 21, 2008

1960's Police Panda Car

A little nostalgia from Goathland (NE Yorks) @ Aidensfield

Friday, July 11, 2008

PC 386 Exley, Bradford City Police

Extract from news report Bradford & District 15 December 2007

A newly-born police puppy has been named Ken in a fitting tribute to popular police dog handler Ken Exley, who died last year.
Mr Exley, who was 76 when he passed away, became one of the first dog handlers in the country when he was appointed to the role in 1960 as PC 386.
He served in Bradford for more than 30 years and, when he died, former colleagues decided they wanted to commemorate his life.
The Bradford branch of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) was told it could subsidise a police dog for a year, paying for its initial upbringing, injections and early training.
Members of the branch jumped at the opportunity and, yesterday, they presented a cheque for £500 at the police dog training centre near Wakefield.
Joseph Broadley, chairman of the Bradford branch of NARPO, said: "Ken was a gentle giant and an extremely popular member of the force".

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Police Dog Training

John Goudy, Suffolk
Mick 'Stanley' Moore Steve Clifford Joe Lloyd

Joe Lloyd and 'Smoke gets in your eyes'

Dan Wallace

Joe Lloyd

Steve Clifford

Dan Wallace

Barney Hagen, nearly got his leg over

Police Dog Training, Budby Common, Nottinghamshire 1983, I think your man went 'thataway'!