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Police Dog Rudi

Police Dog Rudi
Ready for action

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pc Diederik Coetzee

Please see my previous in November 2011

I had the pleasure of meeting Diederik and his wife today for the first time whilst they were at a local supermarket. From the horrific injuries he suffered, his progress in recovery, guts and determination, combined with his beaming smile are a pure inspiration. What more can I do than reiterate my admiration and again wish him and his family all the very best for the future, including  'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'. With the hope that he may read this 'blog' I would invite all other readers to also send him their good wishes via 'comments'.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Nottinghamshire Police Dogs

Taken sometime in the 1960s at Plessey Communications in Nottingham. 
The Notts Police Dog team that day were.......

Left to right. PcJohn Coulson with Solo. Pc Dick Binch with Baron. Pc Ted Johnson with Saton. Pc 'Dixie' Dean with Shadow, and Pc Geoff Tindle with Rusty.

Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police recruiting brochure from the early 1960's featuring Pc John Coulson and Police Dog 'Solo'

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nottinghamshire Police Horses

Sadly they have now been confined to 'history'.

This was my only experience of being sat astride one in the 80's. I was okay until it moved!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Derbyshire Police Dog Section

More from Don

1982. Don with Rock 11

 Dog Demonstration at Elvaston Castle Steam Day    1981 or 2       
Left to right  PC K Scott-  PC  T Young  - PC Batterham  -PC T Bennett -  Pc A Shepley

Skegness beach 1963    
Pc Ken Rollin's (Nottinghamshire) dog  Silver pictured with Rock.  
 The lady on the left at the breakwater is Mrs Rollin        
(Don) Centre my mother and right my wife.  
(Don and Ken behind the camera)


Pd Rinty  was handled by Pc Glossop from Chesterfield - Rinty was suited to trials work being of a very steady nature.          
After a stifle joint injury on Cromford Meadows he sadly was destroyed.