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NEWSLETTER No 2 of 2019
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Moni Aliyense ~ November 2019
Do you enjoy reading books? Certainly it is a pleasure for many people although a lot of reading is probably done on-line these days. Before applying to join the force, I read "Nyasaland, Land of the Lake" by Frank Debenham and "Just the Job" by Geoffrey J.Morton, which included several chapters covering his service in the force.
Newly appointed Inspectors Grade 2 had to pass Police Law and Chinyanja exams to qualify for promotion to Grade 1. This involved reading and study of Nyasaland Law and ordinances in general and the Sanderson and Bithreys book on the Chinyanja language.
Do you recall "Nyalugwe", the force magazine? I believe they are very valuable as I could find no mention of it on-line! If you still have any copies please let me know - it would be nice to produce a photocopy for our members.
In post NP days, the Association's friend, the late Professor Colin Baker. produced his series of books on "Life and Work in Nyasaland", which included contributions from our members. Christopher Bean's book "Bwana Wa Polisi" provided very good coverage of his service in the force. Barry Thorne has put together "A Varied Life", his autobiography which includes seven chapters devoted to his time in the force. Post independence in 1971, Cyril Marlow produced "History of the Malawi Police" which included full details of Nyasaland Police history.
It is only right to conclude this piece by including mention of other writers we have among us albeit not all on matters of Nypol. They include the highly impressive literary authorship of our late colleague David O'Neil and Colin Beer's specialist book "On Revolutionary War" with apologies to those not mentioned.
Very Best Wishes,
Ken Wilkinson
1st November 2019

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Musical Interlude
For those of us who have had to spend some uncomfortable nights out in the Nyasa bush some of the sounds here will be familiar and surely "Where the Lion sleeps tonight" will take us all back to those distant days.
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