A Collection of Police Medals

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £160

Estimate: £100 - £140

Three: Inspector L. P. Bates, Nottingham City Police, later Acting Superintendent, Uganda Police

Defence Medal; Police L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 1st issue (Inspr. Leslie P. Bates) in named card box of issue; Uganda Independence Medal 1962; together with a silver ‘Securicor’ Medal for good service, in named box of issue with service dates on lid; and the recipient’s related miniature awards for the first two, good very fine (4) £100-£140


Leslie Pearson Bates was born in Shirley, Southampton, on 17 February 1910, and joined the Nottingham City Police on 15 April 1933. He was Commended by the Magistrates for good work in the apprehension of a man on 30 November 1945, and was promoted Sergeant on 9 April 1947, and Inspector on 26 May 1954. He also served for six years in the Reserve in the Royal Corps of Signals. Pensioned on 9 November 1958, Bates subsequently served as an Acting Superintendent in the Colonial Police Force in Uganda, prior to their Independence on 9 October 1962, and died in Southampton on 12 January 1979.

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