It is with much regret that I have to convey to you the very sad news of the passing on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 of John Fyffe (RIP). The funeral is to be held at Torquay on Monday, 5 March at 11.15.
John's wife, Moira, met him when he was home on leave in 1962. During his police service he was in Scenes of Crime and was posted for a couple of years each to Nairobi, Kisumu and Mandera.
On behalf of us all I send to Moira and family our heart felt condolences with the the prayer that may God bless the departed soul with eternal peace.
Email from J R D Hipkins
Having just stumbled across your Association’s website, I hope that you will not mind receiving an email from a member of the Royal Military Police (and ex West Midlands Police) currently based in Nairobi with the British Army. As part of my duties with the British Peace Support Team (Africa) (BPST(A), I am partly responsible for training members of the Kenya Police for service with AMISOM in Somalia. I have just spent a most interesting hour perusing your site and would like to offer my congratulations for the effort that has gone in to produce so informative and fascinating window into the past. I wish the Association all the luck for the future.
SO1 AU MST
It is with great sadness that I have to advise you of the death of John Ross OBE (b.23.12.1929), a great friend and colleague, who died in Bournemouth on Friday 15 December 2017.
John and I joined the Kenya Police in December1951, with Jim McHugh, Jim (Malcolm) Chase, Peter Laycock and Les Hudson (all deceased). Following a training course at Kiganjo, John was posted to the Traffic Department in Nairobi and remained in the Department, throughout his service, both in Nairobi and Mombasa, until his early retirement in 1963.
John played rugby and hockey for The Kenya Police.
John's children Kirk and Linda (both born in Kenya) and Johnathan, are still living in John's home town of Bournemouth.
Arrangements concerning John's funeral will be announced by Kirk, as soon as they are known.
Kirk can be contacted at 01425 475467 and at <email@example.com>
From the Secretary 2.11.17
It is with much sorrow that I have to pass on to you all the sad news of the passing, peacefully at home, of Peggy Manby (RIP). Peggy was of the age of 94. She was the much-loved wife of the late Mervyn Manby, who was, at the time if his retirement, the Director of Special Branch in Kenya. Peggy was the mother of Nick and Susie and a friend to so many. The funeral was on Friday, 17 November 2017.
Ann Silcock writes about Peggy Manby as follows:
"Peggy was the widow of ACP Mervyn Manby Director Special Branch. Peggy was a wonderful person, very supportive of her husband during his time of service and a good friend of all SB families. I shall miss her warm personality." - Ann Silcock.
May God bless the departed soul with eternal peace.
From Sherry Hatfield 26.11.17
Hello or Habari, my father, Norman Simmins Stewart(Paddy), served as a member of the Kenya Police from 1954 to 1963. I was told that Mum and Dad drove from Tanganyka through to Kenya and three hours after they left the Police Station at Fort Hall? It was attacked by the Mau Mau.
I have known about the association for a long time, but was only reminded today, when my brother Roy, sent me a copy of The Kenya Police, a Living History.
In fact, my brother Roy, was born in Nyeri.
I remember many of the stories told by my father and also have a number of photographs.
My mother Hanna is still alive, she is 89 and will be coming to spend Christmas with the family here in Melbourne.
Mum still insists on living in Auckland, new Zealand, as that is where my father is buried. My brother Roy, lives in Brisbane.
Does anyone remember my father and would like to contact me?
Kind regards, Sherry hatfield (nee Stewart)