Monthly Meetings

7th Jan 2021- Steve Roberts,Tales of Scotland Yard Detective

Tales from a Scotland Yard detective and the history of the Flying Squad is presented by Steve Roberts, a retired Metropolitan Police Officer with 35 years’ experience in policing. Steve worked in a number of specialist investigative units including the Flying Squad (Sweeney), part of the Serious and Organized Crime Command. the Flying Squad celebrated its centenary in 2018 but in January 1975, The Sweeney hit TV screens with lots of flared trousers, shouts of “Guv’nor” and an equally iconic Ford Mk2 Granada! It was fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action depicting the Squad’s relentless battle against armed robbery. Was life in the Met Police really as gritty (and fashion conscious) as it was portrayed on TV? Come along and hear what Steve has to say!