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The History of the South African Railways,Harbours,Airways and affiliated Police

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<ul><li><p>1 </p><p>THE ULOLWE </p><p>SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA </p><p>A monthly railway research / historical publication </p><p>n Maandelikse spoorweg historiese en navorsing publikasie </p><p>Vol 2 No 6A </p><p>Police &amp; Railways </p><p>Un-official / Nie Amptelik A tribute to the former South African Railway Police </p><p>n Huldeblyk aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Spoorweg Polisie </p><p>Brig Ronnie Beyl laying a wreath for the old SAR Police </p><p>Patron - Les Pivnic- Beskermheer </p><p>Hennie Heymans, Pretoria, South Africa </p><p>heymanshb@gmail.com </p><p>May 2011 </p></li><li><p>2 </p><p>Contents / Inhoud </p><p>Contents / Inhoud ......................................................................................................................................... 2 </p><p>Front Page ..................................................................................................................................................... 5 </p><p>Welcome to this special provisional edition ................................................................................................. 5 </p><p>Editorial ......................................................................................................................................................... 5 </p><p>Geneaology ................................................................................................................................................... 6 </p><p>Tribute ........................................................................................................................................................... 6 </p><p>SAR Police colours ......................................................................................................................................... 6 </p><p>The First Railway Police ................................................................................................................................. 6 </p><p>The Railways Police of Natal ......................................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>History of the Natal Railway Police Supt DJ Sherrell, Railway Police ......................................................... 7 </p><p>1909 Railway Strike in Natal ....................................................................................................................... 17 </p><p>The Water Police - Natal Police and SA Police Hennie Heymans ............................................................. 18 </p><p>The Railway Police of the Imperial Military Railways The IMR Police ..................................................... 25 </p><p>The Inter-Colonial Period ............................................................................................................................ 26 </p><p>1910-11 Railway Police Johannesburg ....................................................................................................... 32 </p><p>1911 Railway Police, Pretoria ..................................................................................................................... 33 </p><p>1918 Railway Police Touws River ............................................................................................................. 34 </p><p>1924 Cape Town: Table Bay Docks ............................................................................................................. 35 </p><p>1927 The Train Wreckers Sub-Insp JA Stubbs of the Railway Police ....................................................... 35 </p><p>1933 Chief Inspector O Steen Controller of the SAR &amp; H Police .............................................................. 38 </p><p>1934 South African Railway Police is Formed ............................................................................................ 38 </p><p>1938 Lt Col AA Stanford .............................................................................................................................. 41 </p><p>1940 Const C Collen an Early SAR Police writer ....................................................................................... 42 </p></li><li><p>3 </p><p>1940 - The SAR Policeman .......................................................................................................................... 43 </p><p>1942 SAR Police Band Durban .................................................................................................................... 44 </p><p>1944 Col HJT Venter .................................................................................................................................... 45 </p><p>1946 Brig JB Bester ..................................................................................................................................... 45 </p><p>1947 Royal Visit SAR Police ...................................................................................................................... 47 </p><p>SAR Police Badge c1955 .............................................................................................................................. 48 </p><p>The Water Police in Durban Harbour ...................................................................................................... 48 </p><p>1957 Social Events ...................................................................................................................................... 48 </p><p>1959 Brig CJG Baartman Chief Superintendent SAR Police ..................................................................... 50 </p><p>1973 First Ladies in the SAR Police ............................................................................................................. 51 </p><p>A more modern version of the Water Police .............................................................................................. 52 </p><p>Water Police ................................................................................................................................................ 54 </p><p>Some Railway Police heraldry ..................................................................................................................... 55 </p><p>1974 new commissioner Gen JJJ van Vuuren .......................................................................................... 55 </p><p>1934 - 1984 ................................................................................................................................................. 56 </p><p>1984 Message Gen HJ Visagie .................................................................................................................. 56 </p><p>1986 Unification with the SA Police ......................................................................................................... 58 </p><p>1st</p><p> of October 1986 ............................................................................................................................. 62 </p><p>National Transport Police ............................................................................................................... 62 </p><p>National Transport Plan .................................................................................................................. 62 </p><p>SAR Police Dogs ................................................................................................................................... 63 </p><p>Oubaas se honne! ............................................................................................................................... 65 </p><p>A History of the South African Railways Police Brig R Beyl ...................................................................... 65 </p><p>Capt Thys du Plessis SAP New Canada ..................................................................................................... 67 </p><p>Die Vervoer van Specie Ronnie Beyl (oud- SASP)..................................................................................... 71 </p></li><li><p>4 </p><p>Photographs of Specie Coaches &amp; SAR Police Hennie Heymans ............................................................. 72 </p><p>The Story of the Missing Confidential Bag Col HF Trew ........................................................................... 74 </p><p>Onwettige Deportasie van Vakbondleiers Hennie Heymans ................................................................. 76 </p><p>Spesiale Trein .......................................................................................................................................... 78 </p><p>Some SAR Police uniforms and badges ....................................................................................................... 87 </p><p>Blue &amp; Khaki Lt-Col Richard S Godley OBE, KPM...................................................................................... 88 </p><p>Captain Nesbit VC, Mashonaland Mounted Police ............................................................................. 90 </p><p>Salisbury Rifles .................................................................................................................................... 90 </p><p>British South Africa Police (B.S.A.P.) ................................................................................................... 90 </p><p>Advance Rhodesia ............................................................................................................................ 90 </p><p>Anglo-Boer War ................................................................................................................................... 91 </p><p>Service aboard an Armoured Train ............................................................................................................. 91 </p><p>Service in the South African Constabulary (S.A.C.) ............................................................................. 92 </p><p>Blockhouse Duties ............................................................................................................................... 92 </p><p>(Blockhouse) Murder most Foul ......................................................................................................... 93 </p><p>Recruits for Heidelberg ....................................................................................................................... 93 </p><p>Watermelon-thief ............................................................................................................................... 94 </p><p>Royals and the Railways - 1910 ........................................................................................................... 95 </p><p>1913 Miners Strike ............................................................................................................................. 95 </p><p>World War 1 ........................................................................................................................................ 95 </p><p>The role of the SAR in support of the (new) SA Police in Natal .......................................................... 95 </p><p>German Internees ............................................................................................................................... 96 </p><p>The General Strike 1919 and the Red Revolt 1920 ............................................................................. 96 </p><p>1925 - Visit of HRH the Prince of Wales .............................................................................................. 96 </p><p>1930 Royal Visit ................................................................................................................................... 97 </p></li><li><p>5 </p><p>Suburban Trains and the SA Railways Police .............................................................................................. 97 </p><p>Missing photographs ............................................................................................................................... 98 </p><p>APCs used by SAR Police ............................................................................................................................ 98 </p><p>Trains and the new South African Police Service Lourens Sturgeon ..................................................... 100 </p><p>APC used by Metro Rail Petrus Botha .................................................................................................... 101 </p><p>The SA National Defence Force on Rail Hennie Heymans ..................................................................... 101 </p><p>The Railway Police of the South African Police Service ............................................................................ 102 </p><p>SAR Fire brigade on Rails Petrus Botha ........................................................................................... 103 </p><p>Provisional Index ....................................................................................................................................... 104 </p><p>Conclusion ................................................................................................................................................. 109 </p><p>Copyright ................................................................................................................................................... 109 </p><p>Front Page </p><p>Recently at a wreath laying ceremony Brigadier Ronnie Beyl [ SA Police (Ret) and a former </p><p>member of the defunct SA Railways Police] laid a wreath on behalf of members of the SAR </p><p>Police who died on the border. Few people know that the SAR Police also served on the border </p><p>at the request of the SA Defence Force. They were primarily used to protect convoys in the </p><p>operational area. This is a job well done! </p><p>Welcome to this special provisional edition </p><p>This is a provisional edition which is devoted to Police &amp; Railways in Southern Africa and the </p><p>defunct South African Railways Police. What I mean is; this edition will later be withdrawn. It </p><p>will be improved upon as I receive further information on this subject from our readers. So it is </p><p>not cast in concrete! </p><p>Editorial </p><p>This special edition is solely there to serve as future building blocks for the history of the South </p><p>African Railways &amp; Harbours Police. This will be an edition where English and Afrikaans will be </p></li><li><p>6 </p><p>used. I do not have time to translate all the Afrikaans portions. Therefore please excuse the </p><p>failure on my part for not translating the Afrikaans parts. This is due to an excessive workload </p><p>which I placed on myself! The translation is a task that I am leaving to those who will follow in </p><p>our footsteps. </p><p>Geneaology </p><p>For genealogical purposes all people and policemen are indexed. The completed edition will be </p><p>to their lasting memory. </p><p>Tribute </p><p>I would also like to pay tribute to Mr Less Pivnic our Patron. For many years Les was involved </p><p>with the SAR as a custodian of the SARs heritage and museums. Incidentally he helped the SAR </p><p>Police with their Gedenkalbum 1934 1984 / Memorial Album 1934 1984 and he received a </p><p>commendation from the SAR Police for his involvement. </p><p>SAR Police colours </p><p>The colours of the SAR Police were Back and Old Gold </p><p>The First Railway Police </p></li><li><p>7 </p><p>The Railways Police of Natal </p><p>History of the Natal Railway Police Supt DJ Sherrell, Railway Police ALTHOUGH Act 1 of 1894 amalgamated the Railway Police with the other branches of the </p><p>Natal Police, it still remained under the control of the Railway Department, in the person of </p><p>Mr. A. E. Hammond, head of the Police and...</p></li></ul>