Second World War 'hidden treasure' unveiled by Coventry Police - The Coventry Observer

Second World War 'hidden treasure' unveiled by Coventry Police

Coventry Editorial 9th Jan, 2024   0

A SECOND World War Roll of Honours picture has been unveiled by Coventry Police to mark a special anniversary celebration.

The framed roll of honour, released on Coventry Police’s X (formerly Twitter) depicts the names of brave police officers who served in Coventry between 1939 and 1945.

Police have been seeking ‘hidden treasures’ in Coventry Central station to mark West Midlands Police’s 50th anniversary.

Coventry Police was formed in 1836 and joined West Midlands Police when it was formed on April 1, 1974.

The force incorporated Birmingham City Police, with Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton Oldbury, Coventry, Solihull, Chelmsley Wood, Sutton Coldfield and Halesowen.

Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: “This is an incredibly special year for the force as we not only look back over five decades but also look forward to the next 50 years.

“The force has changed drastically over the years and we are very proud of the modern force we have today with increasing representation of the diverse communities we police.

“One thing is clear; whatever the year on the calendar, police officers and staff have shown the kind of loyalty, dedication and passion for serving the communities of the West Midlands that will carry the force forward into the future.”

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