Police Motorway Training A1(M)

Paul Watts

Motorway Training on the A1(M) c.1967

Prior to the opening of the A1(M) Baldock By-pass Traffic Officers received instruction on how Motorways could be Policed safely. Seen here standing in the carriageway prior to its opening being given instruction by Sergeant 471 Oswald John (Ozzie) Thorne from Watford are :

Left to right – PC 459 Eric Foskett, PC Peter Hunt (slightly hidden), PC 699 Tony Morris, PC 745 Peter Barrett, PC 762 Paul Norwood, PC Chris Harlow (or possibly PC 462 Colin Croucher), PC 575 Jim Barwell, PC 532 Derek Eales, PC 632 Paul Edwards, and PC 616 Reg Marshall.

The officer to the right of Reg Marshall is unknown. If anyone can identify him or verify the details of the others please feel free to add a comment below.

This page was added on 27/11/2019.

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  • Hi,
    You’ve got the wrong collar number for Ozzie Thorne. 151 was his brother’s number, Aubrey Thorne. Aubrey is still alive ( my dad) but he can’t remember his brother’s number.

    By Mick Thorne (18/05/2022)