The Probus Club of Sandy

PUBLISHED: 12:25 21 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:31 06 May 2010

Held its June meeting at the Conservative Club on the 22nd with 40 members, Rotarian Gareth Smith and the two speakers in attendance. The president, Phil Casey, welcomed all and Probian the Rev John Barrell said Grace before an enjoyable meal. Jock Allan

Held its June meeting at the Conservative Club on the 22nd with 40 members, Rotarian Gareth Smith and the two speakers in attendance. The president, Phil Casey, welcomed all and Probian the Rev John Barrell said Grace before an enjoyable meal. Jock Allan then introduced the speakers from the Bedfordshire Police, Phil Clarke and Dick Skinner, who told us about the weapons carried by the police when required. They said that the police had to make quick decisions about whether the weapon held by a suspect was real or imitation and illustrated the problem by passing around three guns, asking the audience which of the three was real -they all looked real to us but were, in fact, all imitations. They said that Taser guns could disable a suspect without causing permanent injury. In his vote of thanks David Jaeger said that we now appreciated the dilemmas facing the police every day. The social programme included the Annual Garden Party, The Probus Service at St. Swithun's Church, the Probus Golf competition at Bourne Golf Club, a Cheese and Wine party, a visit to Moggerhanger House and the popular Pub Lunches. The meeting ended with the toast to Probians everywhere

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