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Books Much has been written about the BSA Police in the history of the nation once known as Rhodesia. This section provides a selection of books:
In Memoriam: Frederick ‘Fred’ Albert Punter PMM 4853
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Fred Punter, aged 85, on 25 February 2018 at the Sue Ryder Hospice at Moggerhanger, Bedforshire, United Kingdom, following a short illness. Fred was born on 16 December 1932 in Sandy, United Kingdom, a small town in Bedfordshire to which he was ultimately to retire. Fred joined the BSA Police in February 1952 and after depot he served on many rural stations in the Matabeleland area.
Fred began his climb up the advancement ladder in February 1959, when promoted to Sergeant as a District Branch policeman. By 1962 he had joined the Inspectorate and he was was commissioned in June 1968, on his promotion to Superintendent, at which time he was appointed a Justice of the Peace. He was to serve mostly in the Matabeleland Province, but with a period at Salisbury South HQ shortly before his appointment at Headquarters as Staff Officer (Welfare) in August 1973 when elevated to the rank of Chief Superintendent. In this posting Fred served on the Editorial Committee of Outpost Magazine and became popularly known to many members for his welfare initiatives.
On his appointment to Assistant Commissioner, Fred returned to Matabeleland as Officer Commanding Matabeleland Urban (Bulawayo). He was awarded the PMM in November 1977 and received his promotion to Senior Assistant Commissioner on 17 March 1980. He transferred to the Midlands Province, where he became Officer Commanding Midlands Province in June 1980. Fred served in the force during a particularly difficult transition, post Zimbabwean Independence, and retired in July 1982, after two year in the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the successor force. After leaving the police, Fred and his family migrated back to the United Kingdom. He is understood to have taken up a post with the Ministry of Defence, from which he retired to his home in Sandy.
During his service in the force Fred had been a keen sportsman and a member of the police rugby team and administered police rugby as its Secretary. He was married on 25 August 1955 to his lifetime partner and beloved Margaret (nee Ibbot) at a ceremony in Biggleswade, United Kingdom. They were blessed with two daughters, Susan in 1963 and Carolyn in 1968. Fred was a highly respected and popular member of the BSA Police community. He was a member of the United Kingdom Branch and a Trustee of the BSA Police UK Branch Regimental Trust. Fred is survived by his widow, Margaret, and two daughters, Sue and Carolyn, to whom the Regiment extends its sincere condolences and sympathies for their loss.
ADF 8646
26 February 2018
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Appreciation To all those who have contributed in a big or small way, a special vote of thanks. Without you these pages would not be here.

Andrew Field 8646
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7 August 2017
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Several Branches of the Regimental Association produce periodic newsletters or magazines for distribution to their members. We are grateful to these Branches for their support and contribution of material to the BSA Police website. These and back issues of the Outposts may be found on the Outpost Page.
Recently Published
Title: A Life Lived on The Edge
Author: Stanyon Douglas John - BSA Police 7158/8638; Served 1964-1980
Publisher: Amazon: 2017
ISBN : 978-1549859307
Availabilty: Amazon

Review: This book contains 68 stories of the experiences of the author, in (1) Policing the Lowveld of Rhodesia from 1965- 1968 Where after he resigned. Part two covers stories of his world travels,for three years with almost identical experiences as portrayed in James Michener's "The Drifters." Travelling across six continents, working in the deserts of Australia and the jungles of New Guinea. Part three covers his attestation and experiences as a CID member engaged in combating terrorism, mainly in Op Hurricane from 1972 - 1980.
13 January 2018
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BSA Police Former Members In Memorial In memory of our former colleagues who passed away recently, in reverse date order:

Wadsworth , Denis Ian, aged 80 (5831/6716 - Constable; served two tours between May 1958 - July 1963; member of the Natal, Transvaal and United Kingdom Branches), passed away on 12 March 2018 - Bad Ischl, Austria.
12 March 2018



Hartley , Noel Simon Frederick 'Cy', aged 78 (6605 - Chief Superintendent; served between February 1962 - May 1983; member of the United Kingdom Branch), passed away on 7 March 2018 - Winchester, United Kingdom.
9 March 2018



Punter , Frederick Albert 'Fred", PMM, aged 85 (4853 - Senior Assistant Commissioner; served between December 1952 - July 1982; member of the United Kingdom Branch and Trustee United Kingdom BSA Police Trust), passed away on 25 February 2018 - Moggerhanger, United Kingdom.
26 February 2018



Harris , John Webber, MCM (6622 - D/Patrol Officer; served between March 1962 - September 1967), passed away on 19 February 2018 - White River, South Africa.
24 February 2018


Milton , Ian Robertson, aged 85 (5757 - Constable; served between September 1957 - September 1960), passed away on 12 February 2018 - Eagle Heights, Australia.
21 February 2018


Cuerden , John Desmond Venant 'Des', aged 78 (5821 - Section Officer; served between March 1958 - September 1968), passed away on 10 February 2018 - Tewksbury, United Kingdom.
21 February 2018


Healy , Timothy Joseph, (7607 - Superintendent; served between June 1966 - March 1981), passed away on 29 January 2018 - Broederstroom, Gauteng, South Africa.
29 January 2018





Kefford , Harry Ellis, aged 75 (6982 - Assistant Commissioner; served between June 1963 - June 1988), passed away on 20 January 2018 - Harare, Zimbabwe.
29 January 2018




Bennett , Roy Leslie, (9358 - Patrol Officer; served between February 1975 - July 1978), died tragically on 18 January 2018 - New Mexico, United States.
19 January 2018




Kelly , Patrick Graham, aged 75 (6182 - Chief Superintendent; served between July 1960 - August 1980 - Member of the Natal Branch), passed away on 14 January 2018 - Hillcrest, South Africa.
16 January 2018




Hall , Ronald Douglas, aged 89 (5117 - D/Chief Inspecitor; served between August 1953 - April 1974 - Member of the Matabeleland and United Kingdom Branches), passed away on 12 January 2018 - Brixham, United Kingdom.
16 January 2018

Our thoughts go out to family and friends and we join former colleagues in extending condolences and deepest sympathies.
They shall be sadly missed.


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