Tony Beaden A Policeman's Lot

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A Policeman's Lot

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This true account of the adventures of a young man who, after service in the RAF during the War and several years in the British police, joined the Colonial Service as an Inspector of Police in Uganda and rose eventually to the rank of Senior Superintendent with a stint as Acting Assistant Commissioner prior to and after that Country s Independence. It is told with candour and dry humour and includes tribal warfare, murders, and many brushes with death in the form of venomous snakes, a mad bull, scorpions, Mau-mau, a crazed murderer, crocodiles, a bout of yellow fever and a serious injury sustained during a rescue attempt following an earthquake.

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Tony Beaden was born in Lee, South East London in 1923. He was christened John Antony but has always been known as Tony. He attended primary school and then went to Technical College at New Cross. At the outbreak of War at the age of fifteen he refused to be evacuated with his school mates but instead got a job in electrical engineering. When he and his family were bombed out of their house he tried to join the RAF but was refused entry as being too young. He went to Oxford where he was employed at Morris Motors in a repair unit engaged in repairing Spitfires. He eventually joined the RAF as aircrew. After being demobbed he joined Hastings Borough Police, but after three years entered the Colonial Service as an Inspector of Police in Uganda. His adventurous life during the fifteen years he served there forms the major part of this book. It is only of recent times that he has learned that during his service in Uganda he was known to his colleagues as Action Man . He now lives quietly in Bexhill, Sussex, with Margaret his beloved wife with whom he recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.

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