Police Service

PADDY
28th September 2010, 22:24
Wonder how many Blue Flu men Joined Police Service.
Spent nigh 10 years in Blue Flu on deck, before joining ( retired now_) several guys I knew joined up.
One I met on Lime St, in uniform. from (I.O.M )

makko
28th September 2010, 23:43
I know of at least one ex-engineer north of Hadrian's Wall!
Rgds.
Dave

Pat Kennedy
29th September 2010, 07:48
Most of the lads I sailed with came ashore and worked on the docks or in the shipyards, or offshore on the rigs.
A couple ran pubs.
Some joined Mersey Docks and harbour Board, and a couple attained the dizzy heights of dockmaster.
One, a good mate, is driving a council road sweeping machine and reckons its the best job he ever had.
One Welsh lad became a bank manager in Caernarvon.
I dont know of any who became cops.
regards,
Pat(Thumb)

jmcg
29th September 2010, 23:00
I am aware of two chaps who went into the MoD police after a training stint in Cheadle near Manchester. I came across one of them later on when he was posted at RAF Sealand. He was quite pleased with his lot at the MoD.

BW

J(Gleam)(Gleam)

tony poutch
30th September 2010, 00:47
I am aware of two chaps who went into the MoD police after a training stint in Cheadle near Manchester. I came across one of them later on when he was posted at RAF Sealand. He was quite pleased with his lot at the MoD.

BW

J(Gleam)(Gleam)

ANDY STEWART Scots lad off the deck joined police

AGAMEMNON
30th September 2010, 12:17
Barry Milkins, a 3rd Mate in the 1960s joined the police in Hull. Told me he had a key role in the stolen bike squad! Later became a pilot in (I think Harwich). Sadly died about 5 years ago.

Allan James
1st October 2010, 21:18
I swallowed the anchor in the early 80's after completing my cadetship and finding that someone had sold the company! After a year of bumming about (or being a civil servant) I joined the police-enjoyed every moment. Know of three other Ocean guys who left and became cops, in Merseyside and Devon and Cornwall forces.
I ran a ship search exercise earlier this year and met the 2/E on the Pride of Bilbao-another ex-seafarer who left and became a cop, but he saw sense and went back to sea!

Cutsplice
1st October 2010, 23:13
When I was 2nd mate in the seventies a 3rd mate I sailed with wanted to work ashore, half seriously I advised him to join the police service as that is what I would most likely have done if I wanted to work ashore.
He did join the Hertfordshire Police, then the C.I.D. and done various specialists roles and ended up in S.O.C.A. he has just retired on two thirds of his salary as a pension, he attained the rank Chief Superintendent, he reckons it was the best move he ever made. He now works for a fraud agency part time and chooses his own hours to work as suits him, he is only 55 now.

commander
16th December 2010, 16:30
I was a Blue Flue deck cadet from 63 to66. On failing second mates (due to drink and women, too much of) became fed up and joined the Met police.
After 5 years got fed up with that. Re-took 2mates and pased and re joined Bluies as third Mate.
Since then came ashore twice again, but in between sailed with Charles Willies, St. Helena Shipping, Nord Star Shipping, and P&O Nedlloyd.
Retired in 2005 from PONL and am now a shopkeeper.
My in between jobs were as a thatcher and as a building company office manager.

Chris.

rothesian
16th December 2010, 16:44
I seem to remember Dick Powell-Cunningford left in about 63/64 and joined police in Liverpool/Merseyside

dave hind
2nd March 2011, 14:43
i left Blue Flue in 1961 joined the police in 1965 served 28 years in Hull City and Humberside police forces ended up as acting Inspector after many years in C I D retired in 1994