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Hillsborough? No comment.

Hog Day Afternoon / May 1, 2016 at 11:52 AM 444 views

 Someone said `you can't make an omelette without breaking an egg`. I don't know who coined that one. Someone else said, `Why is it that wherever I end up, there's always some underlying problem that has been left to fester…

Waterloo, June 1815

Hog Day Afternoon / June 17, 2015 at 6:52 AM 322 views

"The nearest run thing". Waterloo, June 1815 "....I should not do justice to my own feelings, or to Marshal Blucher and the Prussian Army, if I did not attribute the successful result of this arduous day to the cordial and…

A Biker’s Tale – a `Police` biker’s tale

Hog Day Afternoon / June 11, 2015 at 2:47 PM 466 views

Reproduced courtesy of an old pal: Hampshire motorcycle traffic policeman Nick Barman was rushing to the scene of an accident when he was knocked off his bike at more than 100mph. He was thrown an incredible 300ft across two carriageways…

A Biker’s Tale – a `Police` biker’s tale

Hog Day Afternoon / June 11, 2015 at 2:47 PM 325 views

Reproduced courtesy of an old pal: Hampshire motorcycle traffic policeman Nick Barman was rushing to the scene of an accident when he was knocked off his bike at more than 100mph. He was thrown an incredible 300ft across two carriageways…

First post on `policing` in ages

Hog Day Afternoon / June 11, 2015 at 8:55 AM 403 views

I haven't put fingers to keypad for a long time. I guess it was a mix of apathy and distractions in other forms of social media that took me away. I don't know if I'll take up regular posts over…

First post on `policing` in ages

Hog Day Afternoon / June 11, 2015 at 8:55 AM 295 views

I haven't put fingers to keypad for a long time. I guess it was a mix of apathy and distractions in other forms of social media that took me away. I don't know if I'll take up regular posts over…

Buy Britisch Motorrad

Hog Day Afternoon / January 23, 2015 at 10:36 AM 279 views

I've often felt that I should get another Triumph. I owned one briefly in the late 60's, a Thunderbird, and I once looked after a friends Tiger Cub. Both were fun and left the traditional oil puddle, something of a…

Buy Britisch Motorrad

Hog Day Afternoon / January 23, 2015 at 10:36 AM 394 views

I've often felt that I should get another Triumph. I owned one briefly in the late 60's, a Thunderbird, and I once looked after a friends Tiger Cub. Both were fun and left the traditional oil puddle, something of a…

Buy Britisch Motorrad

Hog Day Afternoon / January 23, 2015 at 10:36 AM 265 views

I've often felt that I should get another Triumph. I owned one briefly in the late 60's, a Thunderbird, and I once looked after a friends Tiger Cub. Both were fun and left the traditional oil puddle, something of a…

Be not afraid of the religions of others

Hog Day Afternoon / January 18, 2015 at 1:20 PM 296 views

In the great days of the British Empire, a new commanding officer was sent to an African jungleoutpost to relieve the retiring colonel.After welcoming his replacement and showing the usual courtesies(gin and tonic, cucumber sandwiches etc) that protocol decrees, the…

Paris, Belgium……..

Hog Day Afternoon / January 16, 2015 at 10:47 AM 342 views

Recent atrocities in France and the police operations in Belgium the other day prompted me to think of this: In the dark days of Irish republican terrorism I found myself on a professional study week, in The Netherlands, in a…

Paris, Belgium……..

Hog Day Afternoon / January 16, 2015 at 10:47 AM 327 views

Recent atrocities in France and the police operations in Belgium the other day prompted me to think of this: In the dark days of Irish republican terrorism I found myself on a professional study week, in The Netherlands, in a…

Paris, Belgium……..

Hog Day Afternoon / January 16, 2015 at 10:47 AM 240 views

Recent atrocities in France and the police operations in Belgium the other day prompted me to think of this: In the dark days of Irish republican terrorism I found myself on a professional study week, in The Netherlands, in a…

Oh Captain, MY Captain?

Hog Day Afternoon / January 11, 2015 at 10:11 AM 268 views

The Sunday Times, 11/01/15: " Whitehall sources say more than 30 Isis fighters in the UK have been placed under surveillance by MI5 because they are considered a serious threat. Now a further 120 who retain “extremist” views but have…

Oh Captain, MY Captain?

Hog Day Afternoon / January 11, 2015 at 10:11 AM 336 views

The Sunday Times, 11/01/15: " Whitehall sources say more than 30 Isis fighters in the UK have been placed under surveillance by MI5 because they are considered a serious threat. Now a further 120 who retain “extremist” views but have…

Oh Captain, MY Captain?

Hog Day Afternoon / January 11, 2015 at 10:11 AM 225 views

The Sunday Times, 11/01/15: " Whitehall sources say more than 30 Isis fighters in the UK have been placed under surveillance by MI5 because they are considered a serious threat. Now a further 120 who retain “extremist” views but have…

The day after the day after Armistice Day…..

Hog Day Afternoon / November 13, 2014 at 4:27 PM 260 views

It’s the day after the day after Armistice Day. However, on the 11th, just before 1100hrs, my faithful Jack Russell, Monty, and I stood at our village war memorial alongside a few other local residents and a dozen schoolchildren, approximately…