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Article about: Again I come looking for help. This truncheon apparently belonged to a relative of mine and I am told he was an ARP warden. I have no idea if this was issued to him, or even if it has any mi

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    We called it a "yob pacifier", and believe me, when you had half a dozen drunken idiots coming out of a pub all wanting a piece of you, you didnt consider their feelings when pacifying them

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    I like them as well...on my wall!
    I showed mine all ready, some where here on the forum.
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by Nitram View Post
    I have one of these, however it was used later (50s-70s) in Malta. They do have a nice weight to them, and I think mine has a iron/lead tube on the inside. I suspect so because the top seems to have been drilled out and replaced, does yours have anything similar?

    Attachment 320653

    Nitram
    It was actually illegal to drill the centre out and insert a lead core at least in the English Constabularys, you could get done for two things, destroying police property and possibly assault by using "excessive force"

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    I received mine directly from a retired police Sergeant, so it was either standard issue at that point, or 'field modified' by the local police.

    Nitram

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    Quote by onebdi View Post
    I believe it is now referred to as a "Constabularial therpeutic intervention"!!
    Today they of course have, Asps , Kwik cuffs and particulary Gas but in my day we liked to get up close and personal with a nice piece of good quality wood !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    .....but in my day we liked to get up close and personal with a nice piece of good quality wood !!
    Those where the day's!!
    Probleme was I ended up in jail with quiet a dossier!
    1: assault and battery
    2:Carrying and using prohibited arms
    3: theft
    All 3 complaints had to do with disraming the law enforcers and using theyre "arm" against them ....
    ....a trucheon!!
    ;-)
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi, the ARP were certainly not issued with Trucheons.
    Oops. my mistake.

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Those where the day's!!
    Probleme was I ended up in jail with quiet a dossier!
    1: assault and battery
    2:Carrying and using prohibited arms
    3: theft
    All 3 complaints had to do with disraming the law enforcers and using theyre "arm" against them ....
    ....a trucheon!!
    ;-)
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    You were lucky not to be hung Kris lol

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    Quote by davejb View Post
    You were lucky not to be hung Kris lol
    There was a "code" back in those days, when a guy was down , he was down and left in peace, AND a trucheon ...was the worst "weapon"...you could encounter.
    ;-)
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Those where the day's!!
    Probleme was I ended up in jail with quiet a dossier!
    1: assault and battery
    2:Carrying and using prohibited arms
    3: theft
    All 3 complaints had to do with disraming the law enforcers and using theyre "arm" against them ....
    ....a trucheon!!
    ;-)
    |<
    Kept mine taped onto my forearm Kris , an old Rugby League trick !!!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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