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Monday, April 29, 2013

William Dobb Derbyshire Police

Couldn't resist posting this one.

William DOBB born Eakring Notts 1875.  He joined Derbyshire Constabulary in Jan 1900 and was kept on to serve through the war years. 
This photo comes from 1902/03 a real piece of history from Derbyshire, although once again nothing to do with Police Dogs other then the genealogy of Don Batterham (dog handler retired), thanks to him for this!

Saturday, April 27, 2013


The introduction to my book, 'With Courage and Trust' has once more been brought to my notice for all the wrong reasons. Yes, I still have to laugh!
In those days Dogging meant competition 'dog trials' and I suppose we had many gay or should I say happy days.

Monday, April 15, 2013

National Police Dog Trial 2013 - result

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary police officer won the top prize at the 53rd National Police Dog Trials in South Wales.

PC Nick Dalrymple (right)  alongside police dog Aden, achieved the highest score in the championship at 851, scooping the Jordan Shield.
The pair competed alongside 20 top police dogs and handlers from across forces in England, Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

1960's Police Dogs

BBC4 looks back   see link
See also direct link (to left of page)

Monday, April 08, 2013

Fifth National Police Dog Trials 1962

Thanks to Don Batterham for these