Taking care of the neighbourhood
The medal was awarded to Sergeant Frederick J. Winser. He was honoured for his work with the Metropolitan Special Constabulary at Penge Police Station in South Norwood during the General Strike of 1926.
Sergeant Winser received the award for faithful service in the Special Constabulary. The Special Constabulary are volunteers who are trained to work with and support local police officers.
Demonstrating in London
Support from the 'Specials' was needed a great deal during the General Strike. Angry demonstrations by striking workers led to many arrests. As happens today, police forces from all over London were asked to help when large marches took place in the centre of the city.
Museum number 81.392/2