Reginald Townend Michelin (1903-1998), CMG (1957), CVO (1953), OBE (1952) took the post of Sub-Inspector, Police, Jamaica, 1924 and Inspector, Police, Leeward Islands, 1928. He was made Assistant Commissioner of Police, Nigeria, 1930, and Commissioner of Police, Barbados, 1949 and Jamaica, 1953, retiring in 1958. After his retirement he was General Manager of the Agualta Vale Estates, Jamaica, 1958-1964 and held a post in the Jamaica Tourist Board, 1964-1973. In 1940 he married Nina Gladys Faulkner, with whom he had one son and one daughter.
It was always hot, typescript memoir, [1980s], of his time in the Colonial Police Service in Nigeria, Jamaica, Barbados and the Leeward Islands, 1924-1958.
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Notes on service with the Nigeria Police, 1930-1949 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1784 (13)).
Michelin | Reginald Townend | 1903-1998 | officer and administrator in the Colonial Police Service
Police | Great Britain | Colonies
Police | Nigeria
Police | Jamaica
Police | Barbados
Police | West Indies