Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: December 2017: 2nd update

Surrey Police Community Engagement Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath, in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath.
  • Crime no.45170137204 – On 10/12/2017 at 01:59, in Moorlands Road, Camberley. Suspects have forced entry to the property via the front door and connecting side window.  A brick slab appears to have been thrown through the front door’s lower window panel shattering it entirely. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170138565 – On 13/12/2017 from 14:50 to 16:47, in Obelisk Way, Camberley. Location is a flat above shops.  During hours of daylight two unknown persons have entered address through unlocked front door have made untidy search of 1 bedroom taking envelope containing £150
  • Crime no.45170139243 – On 14/12/2017 from 16:30 to 23:00, in Robin Hill Drive, Camberley. Entry forced through rear patio door and untidy search carried out of whole premises (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170136945 – On 08/12/2017 at 18:50, in Blackwater Valley Road, Camberley. Mercedes C, index WD63ZGS, stolen from car park at Sainsbury’s
  • Crime no.45170136991 – On 09/12/2017 at 10:00, in Bain Avenue, Camberley. Scrap boiler stolen from side of house where it had been left for collection
  • Crime no.45170138122 – On 11/12/2017 from 08:00 to 18:00, in Pembroke Broadway, Camberley. Bicycle lock has been cut and bicycle stolen from bike rack
  • Crime no.45170138332 – On 12/12/2017 at 15:05, in Watchetts Road, Camberley. Theft of parcel from doorstep.
  • Crime no.45170138345 – On 12/12/2017 from 09:30 to 17:00, in Grand Avenue, Camberley. Theft of pedal cycle and lock.
  • Crime no.45170138447 – On 12/12/2017 at 11:00, in High Street, Camberley. Theft from delivery van. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170139324 – On 14/12/2017 from 16:00 to 21:00, in Avenue Sucy, Camberley. Theft of pedal cycle from communal area
  • Crime no.45170138170 – Between 09/12/2017 from 18:00 to 10/12/2017 at 10:00, in The Hatches, Frimley. During hours of darkness have smashed the rear windows of a Vauxhall Corsa, nothing stolen from the vehicle and no other damage caused.
  • Crime no.47170181664 – On 13/12/2017 at 12:15, in Sidley Recreation Ground, Deepcut Bridge Road, Deepcut. Damage caused inside pavilion.
  • Crime no.45170138384 – On 11/12/2017 at 21:40, in Frimley Baptist Church, Balmoral Drive, Frimley. Have gone to the location and have taken decorations off the tree outside the Frimley Baptist Church. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170137017 – On 07/12/2017 from 09:00 to 21:30, in Longmeadow, Frimley. Have stolen plastic bags full of scrap copper piping to the value of £200-£300.  Piping was not visible from the street so believes offenders have rummaged through the garden to find them.
  • Crime no.45170137096 – Between 18/11/2017 from 00:00 to 09/12/2017 at 10:09, in Fosters Grove, Windlesham. Garage broken into and 2 pedal cycles and a power drill taken
  • Crime no.45170139140 – On 14/12/2017 at 15:35, in Rosewood Way, West End. Unknown offenders have approached detached house in cul-de-sac and have forced open rear panel of UVPC door causing damage with implement, have broken internal audible alarm and have made an untidy search of two bedrooms. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170137370 – On 09/12/2017 at 19:00, in Blackthorn Drive, Lightwater. Youths have damaged the front door of property.
  • Crime no.45170139109 – On 13/12/2017 at 21:45, in Vicarage Road, Bagshot. Criminal damage to motor vehicle on driveway during attempted break-in with a crowbar
  • Crime no.45170139018 – Between 12/12/2017 from 16:00 to 14/12/2017 at 14:00, in Albert Road, Bagshot. A white Ford Focus Sport keyed along the passenger side door and wheel arch whilst it was parked on a driveway
  • Crime no.45170139340 – Between 14/12/2017 from 17:00 to 15/12/2017 at 07:40, in London Road, Bagshot. Silver Ford Transit van broken into and items taken (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170139368 – Between 14/12/2017 from 21:30 to 15/12/2017 at 07:30, in Shepherds Chase, Bagshot. Suspect has broken into a white Ford Transit van overnight and stolen tools and sat nav.

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: December 2017: 1st update

Surrey Police Community Engagement Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath, in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath.
  • Crime no45170134159 – Between 10/11/2017 from 23:45 to 02/12/2017 at 23:45, in Highland Road, Camberley. Victim has found abusive words marked on her patio
  • Crime no.45170134925 – Between 13/11/2017 from 21:01 to 04/12/2017 at 12:00, in Kings Ride, Camberley. Let air out of two tyres on a Volkswagen Passat parked along the road and side panels of a Skoda scratched.
  • Crime no.45170134928 – Between 13/11/2017 from 21:00 to 04/12/2017 at 12:00, in Kings Ride, Camberley. Scratched the bonnet of a Volkswagen Golf.
  • Crime no.45170134321 – On 02/12/2017 from 12:00 to 13:30, in Park Street, Camberley. Theft of bicycle (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170134385 – Between 28/11/2017 from 07:30 to 02/12/2017 at 14:00, in Grosvenor Mansions, Camberley. Theft of bike and lock
  • Crime no.45170134392 – Between 30/11/2017 from 00:00 to 02/12/2017 at 18:00, in Greenlands Road, Camberley. The victim has had 6 chairs stolen from his porch at his property.
  • Crime no.45170135124 – On 01/12/2017 from 09:30 to 13:30, in St Michael’s Road, Camberley. Theft of pedal cycles (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170135992 – On 06/12/2017 from 10:00 to 18:00, in Pembroke Broadway, Camberley. Theft of pedal cycle and lock
  • Crime no.45170136203 – On 07/12/2017 from 14:15 to 15:05, in Browning Close, Camberley. Three Romanian males arrested and charged for stealing copper cylinder/pipes from the rear of a residential garden (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170135337 – Between 04/12/2017 from 15:00 to 05/12/2017 at 15:51, in Radcliffe Close, Frimley. Suspects have gained forced entry via rear door of property via bottom panel using tool and have conducted untidy search throughout the whole property and stolen foreign currency. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170135497 – Between 04/12/2017 from 16:00 to 05/12/2017 at 10:00, in Bridge Road, Deepcut. Barn broken into and machinery and tools taken.
  • Crime no.45170134662 – On 02/12/2017 at 21:00, in Milden Gardens, Frimley. While visiting a friend victim had parked her Mini Cooper outside.  On leaving found flour and egg had been thrown onto the bonnet (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170134811 – On 02/12/2017 from 20:00 to 21:00, in Milden Gardens, Frimley. Land Rover had egg and flour thrown over it whilst a party going on inside the house. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170135753 – On 05/12/2017 from 19:45 to 22:45, in Nursery Close, Frimley Green. Volkswagen Golf parked in road and has returned to find that someone has keyed down the nearside and on the bonnet and a friend’s was done also.
  • Crime no.45170133759 – Between 30/11/2017 from 18:00 to 01/12/2017 at 06:00, in Windsor Way, Frimley. Front and rear index plates have been removed from white Citroen whilst parked on road in residential area
  • Crime no.45170135332 – Between 04/12/2017 from 18:00 to 05/12/2017 at 07:44, in Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut. Theft of dumper truck and tarmac roller.
  • Crime no.45170136355 – On 07/12/2017 from 12:30 to 13:00, in Sandringham Way, Frimley. Allegation that parcels left by a delivery company have been taken from porch.
  • Crime no.45170133599 – Between 21/11/2017 from 00:00 to 28/11/2017 at 13:14, in Westwood Road, Windlesham. Shed break in. Hole cut in the fence behind the structure.  Access via the golf course.  Various garden equipment taken.
  • Crime no.45170135883 – On 06/12/2017 from 08:05 to 17:45, in Turpins Rise, Windlesham. Untidy search and watch and passports taken (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170134240 – On 01/12/2017 from 16:00 to 16:30, in Freemantle Road, Bagshot. Window has been smashed
  • Crime no.45170134473 – On 03/12/2017 at 03:15, in The Orchard, Lightwater. Vehicle alarm has gone off in the early hours of the morning, later in the day discovered that damage had been caused to the vehicle and it appears suspects attempted to force entry to the vehicle.
  • Crime no.45170134892 – On 03/12/2017 at 23:30, in Rosewood Way, West End. Informant heard a noise, got out of bed and saw a group of youths and then one of the youths kicked the rear of his vehicle.  By the time he got his glasses they had gone
  • Crime no.45170135717 – Between 05/12/2017 from 19:00 to 06/12/2017 at 05:30, at Premier Inn, London Road, Bagshot. White Ford Transit broken into and tools stolen (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170134283 – Between 01/12/2017 from 23:00 to 02/12/2017 at 07:00, in Beta Road, Chobham. Spare tyre has been stolen from Land Rover Defender
  • Crime no.45170134401 – On 01/12/2017 from 22:30 to 23:00, in Delta Road, Chobham. Black curved trellis panel stolen from front fence
  • Crime no.45170134504 – On 02/12/2017 from 11:00 to 22:00, in High Street, Bagshot. Front and rear index plates have been removed from a Vauxhall Astra.
  • Crime no.45170135173 – Between 01/10/2017 from 14:03 to 30/11/2017 at 14:04, in Saddlers Court, Windsor Road, Chobham. Jewellery has been taken from home address

Lovely Christmas concert by the Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Logistic Corps

On Friday last we were in the warmth of the Tela Theatre at Princess Royal Barracks to listen to the Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Logistic Corps‘ Christmas concert.

Tickets for their concerts soon sell out, so keep your eye on their Facebook page for upcoming concerts, then contact Sue on 01252 833 744, or email to BANDRLC-AO@mod.uk to book your seat.

We were in a party from the Camberley & District Probus Club, and we even got a mention from the Director of Music. We also provided an audience participant to the Twelve Days of Christmas, where cards are held up to remind everyone of the words. Always amusing.

The Band’s performances are always engagingly different. My wife particularly liking Christmas Bolero, arranged by Barry. Me, I like anything played by their big band ensemble, with a tuba adding a deep low pitched sound.

Two members of the Band are leaving, Maj Lauren Petritz-Watts, the Director of Music, and Cpl Faye Duckenfield after 12 years in the Army [second from left in the photo]. I took a very short video – see below – the Corps of Drums segment of the concert.

Maps reveal the history of Deepcut and Bisley Camp

I found some framed copies of old Ordnance Survey maps of Deepcut and Bisley camp in a local Museum.

The story they tell is that in there was no Army presence in Deepcut in 1897/98, and yet in just over 20 years later there were Alma, Dettigen, Blackdown, Minden, and Deepcut Barracks. More to the point, and somewhat surprising, there was hardly any habitation in Deepcut. Now, some one hundred years later there’ll be almost no Army presence in Deepcut when the Army move out and the land is used for housing.

Click on the images to expand.

While the 1898 Ordnance Survey map of Bisley Camp shows the beginnings of the National Rifle Association camp, and also of Pirbright Camp. The 1920 map of the area shows considerable progress in the the size of Bisley Camp and much enlarged Pirbright Camp.

It can be seen in the 1920 map that the Bisley Branch Railway line, running from Brookwood Station to the Bisley Camp, is extended from Pirbright Camp and then onwards to Deepcut Barracks. Again, click on images to expand.

Museum Monday #2: Royal Logistic Corps Museum

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut will leave us in Surrey Heath within the next  three years, when it moves to Worthy Down near Winchester. You no doubt know the reason for this; Princess Royal Barracks is closing and will become home to 1200 new homes in an estate named Mindenhurst.

While the Museum remains with us it deserves our support. It has fascinating evening lectures that I’m happy to promote, because they’re really excellent. The Museum has an ever increasing online archive of photographic and personnel records.

They’e also a selection of second-hand military books that might be of interest.

Opening hours of the museum in Newfoundland Road, Deepcut, GU16 6RW are from 09.00 to 16.00 on Monday to Friday.

 

Thrilling first-hand account of Operation Eagle’s Summit

Lt Col Ian Bayliss told the audience about the complex planning, and the transport dangers involved in Operation Eagle’s Summit, in Afghanistan in 2008, at an evening lecture Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut.

Operation Eagle’s Summit involved moving a 220 ton turbine for the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan through the highly dangerous Afghan province of Helmand. The Chinese made turbine was delivered to Kandahar air base by Russian Antonov aircraft. The turbine was dismantled into seven 30 ton units, there being no crane capable of lifting that weight at the dam.

From thence, in 10 days in August 2008, 16 Air Support Brigade executed the transportation and protection, of the seven electricity turbine components. The operation was six months in planning, and consisted of British, ISAF, and Afghan National Army units, with the British element being by far the largest, with over 2,000 troops and 100 assorted vehicles. Lt Col Ian Bayliss commanded the convoy, with special forces clearing out the opposition, Royal Engineers levelling the road, and with US providing essential air cover.

The operation is described in detail in a report in the IndependentThe inside story of a daring foray into Taleban territory, and in Michael Yon’s blog. Lt Col Bayliss ended his talk stating the the hydro-electric dam was finally made operational in October 2016. One helluva good story.

 

Reminder: RLC Museum evening lecture of a daring and dangerous military operation

This is a reminder of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum evening lecture on Thursday 19th this week.

Lt Col Ian Bayliss’ talk on the dangers posed by the enemy, and the multiple challenges faced in moving a 220 ton turbine for the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan through the incredibly dangerous Afghan province of Helmand. In August 2008, 16 Air Support Brigade planned and executed the transportation and protection, of seven electricity turbine components, in the Operation Eagle’s Summit conducted by ISAF, and the Afghan National Army.

We’ll be in the audience for this fascinating talk, and hope to see you there.