I reach the end of my batch of reviews of Detectives and UK Policemen from the 1970's and 1980's to use in my games of 7TV2e. This time I'm showcasing six Killer B Games 28mm scale Policemen wearing caps. When I saw these figures my first thought was to use them as members of the Special Patrol Group (SPG). The SPG was active from 1961 to 12 January 1987, being replaced by the Territorial Support Group.
The SPG originally consisted of four units based throughout London.
This was increased to six and finally to eight. Each unit was made up of
an inspector, three sergeants and thirty constables. Its position within the Metropolitan Police was unusual; whereas the Flying Squad became the symbol of the Criminal Investigation Department in London, the SPG became recognised as a unit that efficient uniformed
officers could aspire to join. As such it had an exceptionally high
level of esprit de corps. Other police forces outside London created their own versions of the
Special Patrol Group. The Greater Manchester Police created the Tactical
Aid Group (TAG) in 1977. The Merseyside Police formed the Task Force in
1974 which was later disbanded in 1978 and replaced with the
Operational Support Division (OSD).
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