After eight years in the Fleet Air Arm joined the Kenya Police, about which he subsequently wrote a book entitled "Kenya Cowboy". Left Kenya to serve in the Cyprus Police and thence to Nyasaland. He left Nyasaland for the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary where he stayed for nine years. Returned to the UK in 1972 he took up an appointment with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office which took him to diplomatic missions in such places as Sierra Leone, East Berlin, Guyana and Portugal. A few years in Barnet, Herts, as a School Officer and then off to Africa again, Sierra Leone again where he enjoyed a position as s senior security officer working for a large diamond mining organisation. Finally retired and spends his time alternating between Cockfosters and what he calls a "bolthole" in northern Cyprus. (Sadly no longer with us - RIP)
BSAP from 1946 until 1951. Nyasaland Police from 1951 to 1952. Involved with welfare and became Permanent Secretary for Community and Social Dvelopment. Continued in various forms of teaching in Nepal, Kashmir, Ladakh, Pakistan, China, New Zealand, etc. Long retired and living in Exeter. (Sadly no longer with us - RIP)
Served in Nyasaland from 1954 to 1964 and was stationed at Mlanje, Lilongwe, Salima, Kota Kota, Limbe and Dedza. After taking abolition of office, he returned to the UK where he joined the finance division of a major bank, staying in that organisation for 27 years before taking retirement. Made a return trip to Malawi on holiday and was not impressed.
Nyasaland Police 1958 - 64 and Malawi Police 64-66. Studied law at Queens University Belfast and graduated LL.B 1970. Called to the N. Ireland Bar. Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Law at Queens University, Belfast. Deputy County Court Judge. Still a practising barrister and soon to retire. Living in Strangford, County Down.
After leaving the Army he had a couple of boring jobs in the UK and then joined the Nyasaland Police in September, 1961. He did the Met Constables course at Hendon along with Ted Irving who has since died although was unable to find out what happened to him. Barry Thorne arrived at Hendon later whilst he and Ted were still there. In Nyasaland/Malawi he was first in the PMF at Zomba and then Limbe. He then took over command of DTMC Mzuzu from Owen Roberts where he linked up with Don McCarry. Brian Burgess was there at Divisional HQ where Cyril Marlow was Oi/c Northern Division. He was then transferred to Blantyre Police Station doing general duties. He then had two periods of Officer i/c Fort Johnston. His final years were in CID, first at CID HQ in Zomba as Crime Superintendent - Rex Jones was Oi/c and the late Mike Davis 2i/c. Finished up at Blantyre/Limbe Urban Command in charge of CID and left Malawi in 1973.
Joined Nyasaland Police from RAF Police in January 1961. Served in PMF at Zomba and Lilongwe. Then Blantyre General Duties. Special Branch from 1964 until departure in 1972, Fort Johnston, Mzuzu and finally at Zomba, including a period as Commander, Presidential Guard Unit. Returned to UK and served as Internal Security Officer and Investigator with Securicor for 32 years. Sadly lost his wife and now retired to Upton upon Severn, Worcs.
Nyasaland Police from 1959 until 1980. Served in Fort Johnston, Dedza, Lilongwe, Blantyre/Limbe, Mzuzu and Zomba. From 1969 until 1980 served in the Malawi Diplomatic Mission in Salisbury. Settled back in the UK in 1980. Retired to Ballater, N.Ireland. (Sadly no longer with us - RIP)
Joined Nyasaland Police in 1956-1964, served in Zomba, P&Q , then Lilongwe, Fort Manning, Balaka, Zomba and Chiradzulu and a last stint at Zomba Police Station. Then six years Distribution and Export Sales in Radio and hi-fi, before becoming an Independant Management Consultant until 1986. Returned to Scotland in 1980. 1986-2003, regular tour guide for the Highlands of Scotland. Now writes a series of Guide books on the Highlands. Still takes selected tours when requested. He has further extended his writing to fiction with a wide variety of mainly thrillers. Currently (April 2016) he is working on his 24th book. From Amazon.co.uk his books are available with alternatives in print, paperback and kindle versions. More details can be found on the website www.donnel8.wix.com/donnelprints-. (Sadly no longer with us - RIP)
Served with commissioned rank in the British Army, postings included Cyprus and Egypt. On leaving he joined Nyasaland Police in 1954. First tour - stationed in Blantyre/Limbe and he was the first European Police OC Chikwawa. Second tour: first European Police OC Karonga during the start of the Emergency (1959) followed by Divisional HQ, Mzuzu. Third tour: returned to Mzuzu as OC of the regional PMF unit, Zomba as OC Traffic and Transport and nationwide PMF. Latterly served as OC Lilongwe and Limbe districts. Left in March 1969 and joined the NHS as senior manager, now retired and living between Sussex and Cornwall.
Bob's career started in the Metropolitan Police from where he joined the Nyasaland Police on 1st January 1961. He served in various places and was at one time responsible for training and restructuring after Independence. Bob is a barrister-at-law and a Fellow and founding member of the Institute of Security (SA). After relocating to South Africa he was variously Legal Adviser/Company Secretary to a number of listed companies, including Sappi Ltd, The Abercom Group Ltd and Unitrans Ltd. He is also a founder member of the South African Security Association and a Past President of this organisation. Since 1992 he has operated through his own business, Power Corporate Consultants and specialises in mergers and acquisitions. He is also the author of two published books with a further book - "A Comprehensive Overview of Starting and expanding a Small Business for Entrepreneurs". He is also a motivational speaker on business and training skills for various universities.
Nyasaland Police 1954 - 64 serving in Zomba, Cholo/Mlanje, Lilongwe, Mzimba, Fort Johnston. Thereafter Lincoln Theological College, made deacon in 1966 and ordained priest a year later. Parishes in Peterborough, Norwich, Rochester, Europe (Nord/Pas de Calais) and now retired to Canterbury Diocese but still 'doing' duty in northern France with four congregations and a prison there.
Nyasaland Police 1957 to 1964. Stationed at Zomba, Lilongwe, Dowa, Mzimba, Karonga, Fort Hill, Misuku Hills and Fort Manning. After resignation in 1964 various management positions in industrial engineering and finance. 1981 until retirement in 1999 - mushroom farming. Now living in Co. Louth, Ireland.
Nyasaland Police 1959-1971. First posting Mzuzu followed by Blantyre Police Station. The last ten years was in Zomba employed in a variety of posts including SB, OC Depot, HQ Supt, Finance and Zomba Police Station. On return to the UK in 1971 employed by MOD and commerce until 1974 when joined the New Hebrides Police (Vanuatu). Served there until independence in 1980 followed by four years in the Royal Oman Police. In 1984 took up the post as Port Authority Security Manager in Sierra Leone followed by a short period in Colombo (Sri Lanka) with the UN as Port Security Consultant. Finally, in 1987, set up and managed a security firm specialising in port and ferry security - retiring as Chairman in 1997. Now living on the edge of Dartmoor, playing golf and walking the dog on the moor.
QPM 1987. CPM 1981. BSAP 1955-1959. Nyasaland Police 1959-1964. Served in Blantyre, Dowa, PTS Limbe. Royal Hong Kong Police 1964-1994 when retired as SACP. Now enjoys golf and gardening and lives in Cambridgeshire.
BARRY E. THORNE
1961 - 1968: Nyasaland & Malawi Police; served Police HQ Zomba; Limbe & Blantyre Police Stations; 1963-1965 Special Branch; Police Training School 1968 - 1993; HM Diplomatic Service; served Pakistan/Bangladesh; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Italy; Ethiopia; Turkey (retired Deputy Consul-General, Istanbul, 1993). 1993 to date - International Credit Management Services (own business), Maidenhead.
Joined the Glamorgan Police Force early 1950s. Served in the Colonial Police Force in Kyrenia, Cyprus, 1956-1959. Then the Blantyre Urban Command 1962-1964 traffic division. Relocated back to South Wales and tried his hand at civilian life by starting up a Driving School. Emigrated to Adelaide Australia in 1965 joining the Commonwealth Police (now known as the Federal Police) serving with them at the Woomera Rocket Range, then later at the Pine Gap Facility in Alice Springs. He retired from the Force in the late 70s and moved back to Adelaide where he owned and operated a "Corner Store" for a few years before finally retiring to a small town in the Adelaide Hills. (Sadly no longer with us - RIP)
Joined Manchester City Police in 1958 and served until 1961 when he joined Nyasaland Police. First posting to Limbe. After a brief spell on general duties he took up the Admin Officer's job. Latterly posted to Fort Hill. In 1963 he returned to the UK and re-joined Manchester City Police. Served in the traffic dept for 22 years in various roles retiring from Greater Manchester Police in 1989. From there he went to the Automobile Association as an adviser on legal matters. Worked there for a further 10 years before finally hanging up his boots at the age of sixty.
Nyasaland born. BSAP 1950-53. Nyasaland Police 1953-60 - DSBO Northern and Central Provinces. 1960 - 63 Federal Intelligence and Security Bureau, Salisbury. 1964 - 66 MI5 London. 1966 - 1986 Director Price Forbes Management Services, Johannesburg. Retired to the Lake District. (Sadly no longer with us - RIP)
Nyasaland Police 1953-1974. Served at Zomba, Blantyre, Limbe, Lilongwe, Ncheu, Dedza, Fort Johnston. Last posting Zomba as OC PMF. Also Police Force Pilot. Subsequently worked in Cornwall, in various capacities including security and sports supervisor. Later moved into security in Sierra Leone and Guinea. Security with National Trust in Buckinghamshire and then an Estate Manager at a vineyard in the South of France. Now retired and living in Cromer, Norfolk.
Served in Nyasaland Police 1959-64 (PMF, uniform and SB in all 3 provinces) and for 2 years in the Royal Papua & New Guinea Constabulary 64-66. On return to UK worked in Administration with Institution of Electrical Engineers (London), then with Agricultural Training Board for 12 years in Kent and Suffolk. Then worked for Sue Ryder Foundation (registered Charity) for 20 years in Suffolk. Retired 2002 and moved to Gloucestershire in 2003.
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