Introduction

I do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will well and truly serve Our Sovereign Lady the Queen in the office of constable, without favour or affection, malice or ill will; and that I will to the best of my power cause the peace to be kept and preserved, and prevent all offences against persons and properties of Her Majesty's subjects; and that while I continue to hold the said office I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to law.

 

"The nose of the aircraft was still intact and had buried itself into soft earth. I clambered inside calling out ... but it was 'dead' silent and I saw the bodies of the flight crew still strapped in their seats. The main fuselage aft of the flight deck was completely broken up and there were naked body parts, shoes, clothing all over the place, some body parts were impaled on trees. A sight I will never forget."      1959

 

PCs Anglim and Holland each found a child, but they died whilst the constables attended them. The officers in this search were frequently working among the flames and while explosions were occurring and even knocking the officers off their feet. It was during the initial search that PC Simmonds found a baby Beverley Jones buried in the rubble.      1969

 

Editor's note: In keeping with the format used in Parts 1 and 2, this material is partitioned into five parts, each covering a period of five years. This part includes more lengthy personal accounts than the previous sections; consequently there are more detailed pages. Two pages on traffic and police vehicles in the 1950s and 1960s introduce this part.

 

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