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Special constable 1939

Discussion in 'General Genealogical Queries' started by SLJ, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. SLJ

    SLJ LostCousins Member

    I am having trouble finding archives that list special constables of 1939. Noticed this written after all other details about a person from the 1939 register in column 11. see instructions. Special constable no----etc
    Is there such a register that can be viewed on line?
     
  2. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    Are volunteers, I'd suggest you start with this website to find out what they do. It might lead you to what you are looking for.
     
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  3. Heather

    Heather LostCousins Member

    Maybe try the National Archives.
     
  4. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    What are you hoping to find out?
     
  5. SLJ

    SLJ LostCousins Member

    What are you hoping to find out?
    Hoping to find any information about an ancestor. Which division maybe just any general info a record may tell you about an ancestor that you don't already know.
     
  6. SLJ

    SLJ LostCousins Member

    I'd suggest you start with this website to find out what they do.
    Thanks, in case anyone else contacts them, they were of no use and even went as far as to say'I am not sure why you emailed us?'
    Not having much luck.
     
  7. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    If you look at the paragraph about Volunteering on this page in the UK police website you will see that the police don't have divisions.
    There are a few websites about the police but unfortunately I don't think you will find an answer to your question because it seems you need to know which police station your ancestor was attached to and whether there are any historical records for the volunteers at that station in 1939.
     
  8. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    The Metropolitan Police is - or at least was - divided into divisions (see my recent review).

    I think it's very likely that he served locally, so contact the local force. Of course, there's no guarantee that any records have survived.
     
  9. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Star

    Having just found 'special constable' against a person in the 1939 register I decided to do a bit more research because I remembered this post.
    There is a lot of information in this Wiki page Special Constabulary it will give you an insight into the structure and by digging around in the links under 'See Also' you might find somewhere you can find what you're looking for.
    Good luck and let us know how you get on.
     

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