This page was first published in March 2013
Gerry was born in Oldham, Lancashire and travelled with his mother and serviceman father throughout South Africa, Egypt and India. In the late 1940's he sang with the choir at St Barnabas Church in Oldham and later when he settled in Deal, he joined the Odeon and Gaumont Club Choir. In 1950/51 he sang with the choir at the 'Star' Carol Festival in Canterbury Cathedral.
Gerry joined Kent Police Male Voice Choir in 2012 and sings with the first tenor section, having transferred from Essex Police Choir in which he had sung for some ten years. He had been introduced to singing again by a former Essex Police colleague, Peter J Simpson, Deputy Chief Constable, a friend also from mutual service with the Royal Military Police in Berlin during the late 1950's.
Gerry served with the Essex Police as a Divisional Officer, and transferred to the Metropolitan Police during the change of local authority boundaries in 1965. Following service in uniform and CID he later resigned to follow a career in commercial investigations and security management. He formed his own family security company some thirty years ago and still operates within London and the Home Counties.
Gerry and his wife Joyce have been married for more than fifty years. They have two sons, a daughter and two grandsons.
He says he is happy to be amongst 'singing policemen' and coming to terms with new musical arrangements, having spent so long with mixed voice singing.
We're delighted to have you with us Gerry and thank you for bringing us all your experience.