Paddington rail crash: commendations

The following people received Chief Constable's Commendations for their efforts following the 1999 Paddington rail crash.

PC Andy Darke receives his Commendation from Prince Charles
Assisted others to escape:

Mark Bestwick
Sean Cornes
Scott Dicker
Mark Fisher
Gerald Gough
Richard Handover
Anthony Jasper

Performed acts of rescue:

Martin Brennan
Martin Comberbach
Rudie Coppieters
Christopher Goodall
Wayne Levy
Atif Radwan
Philip Scotcher

Assisted, aided and supported fellow passengers:

Andrew Cowgill
Bruce Creed
Anthony Knox
Mark Legg
Richard Nelson
Lee Tyack

Response by members of the public:

Edward Brown
Maria Gouveia

Response by organisations:

Sainsbury's supermarket, Ladbroke Grove
Barlby Road Primary School

Initial police response:

Inspector Willie Baker
Constable Philip Hammond
Former Acting Superintendent Brian Coleman
Inspector Theresa Ferguson

Police search teams:

Sergeant Rae Jiggins
Sergeant Duncan Manners
Constable Derek Worsfold
Constable Andrew Darke
Constable Christopher Price

Post incident personnel:

Chief Inspector Bob Pacey
Sergeant Dave Humphryes
The Reverend Miles Mitson
The Reverend Keith Griffiths
Sue Maxfield, Force Welfare Officer
Chief Inspector Alan Clark


Detective Superintendent Nick Bracken
Detective Superintendent Alan Pacey
Constable Robert Staveley-Brown
Detective Inspector Chris Connell
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Smith
Former Detective Sergeant Ken Buckley
Force HQ Scenes of Crime Department
Superintendent Tony Thompson