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What is the Palestine Police Old Comrades Association?

Duties, the task and Police Districts

The Tie

A brief history of Palestine


A short history of the Palestine Police

Gallery of Commandants of Police and Inspector Generals

Branch Secretary Information

Inspection and speech by King George VI


Contact information

All ex Palestine Policemen who are not members of the Palestine Police Old Comrades Association are urged to join the Association.

Associate membership is also available to any persons who may be related to ex Palestine Policemen or any persons who are interested in the history of Palestine during the days of the British mandate.

Enquiries re membership
should be made to the General Secretary,
 John H. Foster, Esq., A.R.I.C.S.,
2, The Green, Radcliffe-on-Trent,

Notts, NG12 2LA


The Association can also be contacted via email on the following addresses.


To contact Police Reunited go to:-



To contact Overseas Service Pensioners’ Association go to:-



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H.M.King George V I

Buckingham Palace 20th July 1948

"I am happy to have this opportunity of inspecting a detachment of the British section of the Palestine Police Force and of presenting medals to members of the Force in recognition of their gallantry and meritorious service.

I am glad to be able to mark the respect which we in this country feel for the manner in which you have done your duty in Palestine.

The conflict between Arab and Jew made it necessary that there should be in the British section of the Palestine Police an impartial force to maintain law and order and to assist in carrying out the heavy task laid upon us by the Mandate. This has meant that the British police have had to face calumny and provocation as well as murderous attack.

I have admired the forbearance and courage with which you have met the difficulties and dangers of service in Palestine. Many of your comrades have given their lives and many others have been injured in that service: their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Your task in the Palestine Police is now completed and you can look back on a job well done. You will soon be turning to employment elsewhere, and, wherever your future may lie, I wish you every success."

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The Last Parade at Mount Scopus Depot - 1998

Fifty years on plus a few years extra for most. Last Parade at Mount Scopus.