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Monthly Meeting: My Life as a Royal Family Protection Officer – Richard Griffin

Date and time: 16th October 2018 from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm

Cost: £1.50

Richard started his police career at the age of 16 when he joined as a cadet with the Gwent Constabulary. During his three years with them he also pursued his love of sport by being active in soccer, rugby, cricket and bowls. He also took on the Duke of Edinburgh challenge and reached the Gold Standard; one of his tasks was to train to be a football referee.


At the age of 19 he left quiet Wales and joined the Metropolitan Police Force in 1970 where he met his wife. They married in 1972 and Richard began the climb up the career ladder and was promoted to inspector in 1981 when he joined the six police officers sent in to sort out the reorganisation of security procedures at the Palace. This was the start of 32 years of further promotions in service to various members of the Royal Family, finishing up as “The Queen’s Police Officer”.

Richard comes to us highly recommended by a member of our own U3A as being a highly engaging and amusing speaker. This has got to be a treat.


St Paul’s Parish Rooms

Reading Road
Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 1EH United Kingdom
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Margaret Walton

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