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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.