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  1. Leonard Bentley says

    This is a fascinating piece of Police history. The building is Westminster Cathedral and the Police are leaving by the main entrance after a Requiem mass 'for the repose of the souls' of Roman Catholic Policemen who died during the first world war. As far as I can ascertain there were three annual services during the 1920s,1923,1924 and 1925. The Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Bourne took the services but I don't think he is the clerical gent in the clip. The senior Police Officers wearing the white plumes in their hats are Brigadier General Sir W.T.F. Horwood, Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, he is on the right; his deputy Lieutenant Colonel P.R. Laurie is on the left and the man behind them is Chief Constable H.D. Morgan. I think that this is July 1925 but I cannot be absolutely sure.

    Leonard Bentley.

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