Re Dianne Heydon

Tony Heydon has contacted me today to inform me that Dianne will be repatriated today.

He has requested that any member who has any ancedotes with regards to Dianne service that he could use in a eulogy are forwarded to him via the comments page or email or mobile 07904 788270.

Tony is also trying to get dates where Dianne was stationed during her service


John kennedy




Death of a Retired Officer


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Paul Huffen

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Paul Huffen, a retired Police Officer, aged 63 years, who died on Sunday 27 May 2018.    His collar number was 1206.

Paul joined the Nottinghamshire Combined Force as a Cadet in 1971 and in 1973 after his initial training was sent to Canning Circus.  He then served at Hucknall and Eastwood and for his final two years was attached to the Burglary Squad at Radford Road Police Station.   He retired in 2003. There will be further details on the Obituary page of our website.

The funeral is at 4.00pm on Monday 18 June 2018 at Mansfield Crematorium.   All are welcome.

The Undertakers are the Co-operative Funeralcare, 20 Lowmoor Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham. NG17 7BP

John Kennedy

Secretary Notts NARPO

Data Protection

Dear All

As Data Protection Controller for the Branch the following will have to take place:-

Due to changes in Data Protections, after liaison with the Branch Chairman and and NARPO HQ the following with take effect immediately.
Notts NARPO contact will be via either or through the Contacts Page on the Notts NARPO Website at, or by phone.
All correspondence with outside agencies will be through via the Secretary
No NARPO correspondence where personal data is contained should be received or sent from personal email addresses.
Both the Secretary and Assistant Secretary in his absence have access to 24/7
Anyone who receives personal data information from the Secretary, should only keep it for the shortist period of time and then destroy it. Once destroyed they should inform the Secretary of this fact. Members who request such data must identify the purpose for which they require the Data.
Anyone who has access to data should ensure that it either kept under lock and key for paper copies and password protected for electronic data, should anyone lose data, they must notify the Secretary immediately who will decide whether the loss warrants notification with the Data Protection Commissioner (a requirement under the Act)
The Secretary is in the process of drawing up a list of outside agencies who receive data from Notts NARPO and this list will not be exhaustive so please feel free to request outside bodies are included on the list.
This information will be circulated to the Branch via the Notts NARPO website and the contact list on in the first instance then through the next Newsletter.
The Secretary is aware that these measures appear draconian but it is for the protection of all members
John Kennedy



It is with regret that I have to inform you of the death of a Retired Police Officer Dianne Heydon, that occurred today in Spain

Dianne was on motor cycling holiday in Spain with her husband Ken Heydon also a retired officer when the accident happened.

Ken is remaining in Spain to organise repatriation back to the UK

Ken’s brother Tony Heydon is acting as the liaison in the UK and can be contacted on 07904 788270

As soon as further information becomes available a full circulation will be published


John Kennedy, Secretary Notts NARPO


The Royal British Legion will as usual be organising the Ex-Service and Civilian Contingents attending the Parade and Service at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, on Remembrance Sunday, 11th November 2018.

As last year, we expect to be invited to send a contingent of Four (4) members, to take part in this unique national event, in the heart of London.

Due to heightened security measures the Metropolitan Police need to conduct individual security checks on all participants. Therefore, basic personal information will need to be provided in advance for each applicant.

Ticket holders will need to bring both photographic ID and a document showing proof of address with them for access to Horse Guards Parade via the staffed Police entry points on the day.

We are now taking applications from Branch Members, to take part in the Parade and Service.

Those applications must include the following information to enable us to complete the online electronic application process:


First Name (this must be the name on photo ID)

Last Name

Date of Birth (please use the format DD/MM/YYYY)

Place of Birth

First line of address



Military number (where applicable)

Telephone Number

Email address

We will endeavour to be as fair as possible in the allocation of tickets, to give the whole country the opportunity to be represented, with preference given to those who have not previously attended.

Those nominated must be NARPO members.

Nationally as a result of the reduced number of places available the NEC have decided that tickets will be allocated to Branches on the following basis:

Branches with under 1,000 members      maximum of 3 nominations

Branches with over 1,000 members        maximum of 4 nominations

Branches with over 2,000 members        maximum of 5 nominations

For those attending, members will assemble not later than 10.00am in Whitehall, at the marker board allocated to NARPO. Members will be representing NARPO and should be prepared to accept that they should dress appropriately and similarly.

Members should be aware of the physical demands of standing in Whitehall for at least one and a half hours and then marching for a distance of at least one and a half miles, possibly in inclement weather. They should also be aware of the tight security measures, which will be in place on the day.

These arrangements are subject to change and further detailed information will be circulated to those members selected to attend together with the tickets for the event nearer the time.

It should be noted that the tickets for the parade, issued by the Royal British Legion, are not normally circulated until late October.

We as a Branch need to respond with the relevant information as detailed earlier in this Circular of those wishing to be considered, to the Branch Secretary in the first instance, to allow for the central collation of nominations by Branches.

Due to the electronic application process, applications will formally close on 30th June A 2018

As well as being a great event, this is an opportunity to highlight NARPO in the national media. The BBC does contact NARPO and other organisations prior to the parade for any information about the organisation itself and parade participants. They are particularly interested in personal stories about the significance of the event to participants and their families. If any member attending the parade has such a story, please contact the Deputy CEO.

As in previous years, a meal will be provided for each NARPO member attending the parade. This year’s meal will be provided at the Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, Westminster. This venue is conveniently located opposite Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Members attending will be provided with a set three course meal, including a hot or cold drink.

As in the past, NARPO will pick up the cost of meals for members participating in the parade. Should any attending guests wish to take up the meal, the cost will be £22.80 per person.

Please indicate on your return if any vegetarian options are required.

Meal tickets will be issued nearer the date and sent out to attendees together with the relevant parade ticket issued by the British Legion.

John Kennedy

Branch Secretary