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Adrian Maybanks

In memoriam of Edgar Maybanks OBE QPM

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[p]All donations will go to The Metropolitan Police and City Police Widows and Orphans Fund, a charity very close to Dads heart.[/p][p]Edgar Maybanks, was born in Burnham Bucks in 1933. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1953, following a period of National Service in the Royal Marines, serving in 45 Commando in Malta. He served in various parts of London, eventually reaching the rank of Deputy Assistant Commissioner; in his final appointment, he was responsible for policing in the north-west area of London including Westminster. [/p][p]He retired in 1985 and was appointed Police Advisor to International Military Services based in Westminster. In that year, he was also appointed as an Honorary Steward at Westminster Abbey, where he served for twelve years before moving to the Supplementary list of Stewards.In January 1988, he was appointed Chief Commandant of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary, a voluntary auxiliary body supporting the Metropolitan Police in the Greater London area. He retired from his post in June 1994.[/p][p]His police experience was wide and varied embracing many operational and administrative spheres of policing, including public order, ceremonial events, counterterrorism and personnel management. He had several key command positions in central London and was responsible for planning many major public events in the capital.[/p][p]In addition to being involved in contingency planning to counter terrorism in London, he also played key roles in Balcombe Street Siege in 1975, The Iranian Embassy siege in 1980 and an incident at the Libyan People’s bureau in 1984, where he was overall incident commander.[/p][p]Mr. Maybanks attended the Intermediate and Senior Command courses at the Police Staff College at Bramshill and is a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies (Course of 1979). In 1982 he was awarded the Queen’s police medal (Q.P.M) and is an Officer of the order of St John of Jerusalem. In 1993, he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).[/p][p]He was on the committee of the Metropolitan Police History Society and was also a member of the Royal Marines Historical Society, a former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Weybridge Police and Community Partnership Group. He remained a member of the group for many years as well being a supporter of the Weybridge Society and a member of the Fellowship Club in Weybridge.[/p][p]He was married to Pamela Maybanks who passed away in October 2016 and he has three children. His son Adrian Maybanks and daughter Sally Maybanks both served in the Metropolitan Police Force for 30 years. The youngest daughter Alexandra, had a career in the Financial Markets in London and is married to Michael, a Property Development Director and they have two daughters, Sophie & Ella.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Jun 24, 2020


Hello Dad - thinking of you and still missing you terribly, especially on Fathers day this year. Lots of love. Adrian

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 12, 2020


Jun 7, 2020


Jun 7, 2020

Jean & Tony Palmer, Australia

A true gentleman, proud to call him my cousin. My sincere condolences to all the family.💐


Jun 6, 2020

Caroline and Paul Munro

Dear Adrian, Sally and Alex. Thank you for including us in the wake for Edgar. He was such a wonderful father, husband and grandfather. He will be sorely miss by all of us. We hope life is settling down a bit for you and that you can think of your dad

Jun 6, 2020

John Bailey

I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. I have not seen him for many years but I have very fond personal memories of him and I know he was highly respected by everyone.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2020

Laurie Young

A great and noble man, sadly missed.

Jun 6, 2020

Lance and Sylvia Gray

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 5, 2020

Cottrell family

With happy memories of Edgar and his wonderful contribution to this country.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 5, 2020

Dianne Mornard

Such lovely memories of a gentle-man. I was honoured to visit with him last summer, it was lovely to see him in fine form. Rest in peace., Edgar. You will be dearly missed. Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid