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Delightful photos celebrate 100 years of women in the Met Police 


Added 05-17-19 03:36:02pm EST - “A special thanksgiving service is being held at Westminster Abbey to mark 100 years of female officers in the Metropolitan Police. Some 2,000 people are set to attend the event.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Delightful photos celebrate 100 years of women in the Met Police ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A special service of thanksgiving is being held at Westminster Abbey today to mark 100 years since women were first allowed to join the Metropolitan Police. 

Today's event will echo a similar one on May 17, 1919, which was held to honour fallen police officers from World War One.

And a century later, today's Met police women will stand in replica 1919 uniforms on the Clive Steps in Westminister and pose for the same picture. 

Some 2,000 people are set to attend the service today which will include a range of testimonies and readings by women officers of varying ranks and departments, including a recollection of the 1919 service written after it took place by Lilian Wyles, the Met's first woman in CID. 

She said: 'One hundred years ago today, on 17 May 1919, Met Police women appeared in public for the first time at a special service at Westminster Abbey held to honour the losses of officers in the first world war. 

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