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When I joined  MY  Police Force I was the very first  ethnic minority  person(Indian) to have joined.

It was such an honor to have passed MY physical  and other exams to get through before I started training in the early  1980's.


Once you were measured for Uniform  you were  considered  to be no longer a Civilian but on your way to becoming a police Constable.


When WE received our uniform(s) , I,  just like the other 90 in MY intake had to take The Oath of Allegiance to the Crown{HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II} in our Best Uniform.


It was a proud moment for ME and MY widowed Mother to be able to serve  Queen and Country   as MY Father had done so in the Indian/British Army.


This was the Oath of Allegiance WE ALL had to say out loud in unison before embarking on 5 months of solid training away from home.


'I, {MY name}, do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will well and truly Serve the Queen in the Office of Constable,  with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality,  upholding  fundamental  human rights and according  equal respect to All people; and that I will, to the best of My power cause the Peace to be kept  and preserved and prevent all offences against people and property; and that while I continue to hold the said office I will to the best of My Skill and knowledge  discharge all duties thereof faithfully according to Law.'


That Oath still stands strongly with ME.

I was Honored to have had HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II  as MY sovereign. I met her briefly while I was still a Rookie when Her Majesty  came to open a special children's school . Saluting her , she asked how long  I had been on duty that day and how long had I been a Constable.   When I answered her "Your Majesty I  started duties this morning at 4am and have been a Constable for 6 weeks"; she said "well done ". and Saluted Her as she walked away.



this was in the era when there were no digital cameras but only Royal photographer!!

May Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II  Rest In Peace. 

God Save the King.



MARU 5137.

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8 hours ago, Citadelgrad said:

Well, thats an honorable career and a calling that we are all glad people like you answer.  

thank you for sharing.


Being of Service to others and doing MY Duty was very rewarding  and I was Honored to hold the Office of Constable.

I have several Awards which I am SO proud of as well medals one of which is Queen's. 

Thank you for your kind words.


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7 hours ago, spacewolf said:

I'm so glad you got to meet and speak with her. I only saw her once when she visited the airbase I was stationed at. She drove by in a car but it was still a thrill to see MY Queen.




And THANK YOU for your Services too.

Her Majesty was very gracious and took time with everyone she spoke to.

I was just happy doing MY guard Duties but when she spoke with ME , well that was just the best Day ever on Duty.

{MY Superintendent  did inform Her Majesty  that I was the very first Colored Constable ever  and he told ME this a little later... how lovely. Our Queen  will be missed.}.

Have a great day Vaughan.



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2 hours ago, Panzerwomble said:

Good for you Maru ,  and although we Brits sadly don't use the expression enough , thank you for your service. 

Thank you Sir.. 

The only time you hear  that is when you go to see your Chief Constable to be given  a "pat " on the back  when you do something  that warrants his thank you.


One doesn't expect a thank you from the people you serve as long as they know you did your best and served them with diligence. And you kept to yoyr Oath of Allegiance. 


I do appreciate  your sentiments though.


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I remember you telling me about meeting Her Majesty Maru ..!

Such a fortune moment indeed and to happen so early in your career as a Constable, sublime indeed ...

My heartfelt condolences to you and your countrymen for the loss of your beloved Queen ...

God Save the King ...



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