Bobby Bear (aka Pipp) and other matters

An interesting weekend - especially intrigued about the Civil Affairs Units towards the end of WWII - British police often perilously near to the front line, re-establishing as much of a functioning society as possible in the aftermath of the ousting of axis powers - this from Clive Emsley. Tony Rae talked about the meticulous and laborious piecing together of as complete a list as possible of British Police world-wide who've died in the course of duty. Know something of the problems of this in HK, so can imagine the scale of this list. My HK talk was well received - a surprising number of people with early HK connections, including some with Martime Customs relatives. Pipp the bear was the reward for speaking - would like a HK version, must show this to the Police Museum ...

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