It is with deepest regret that I inform you of the recent passing of a new member to Blue Knights England II, Chris Haverson.
Chris joined in 2011 having recently got back in to riding after a 37 year break and was looking forward to attending many future events.
Chris was married for 32 years, ex HM Forces, ex Police Constable (Kent) and was in his 28th year in the Prison Service.
A sad loss, will surely be missed, ride with pride in Heaven 1.
Special thoughts go to Lesley and her two boys
Ride with Pride Chris
Message from Director Mike Underhill:
Leslie, Chris Haverson's wife has requested that her heart felt thanks be conveyed by Blue Knights England 2, in particular the six members who carried out the escort duty, they carried out the duty with the utmost respect and put over what real comaraderie is all about, she realised just what being a part of such a group is all about and why Chris wished to be part of it.
We also recieved thanks from the funeral director, who also commended us on a professional and well organised escort.
Its with great sadness that I have to inform you that Tony Chaplin a founding member of Blue Knights England 2 passed away on Sunday. Tony was an original inspiration to the chapter and was also responsible in the early days of helping to produce the first newsletter 'Dear Polly'. Tony was also responsible for creating the first England 2 website. Due to Tony's ill health he had to stop riding, but still continued to be an active member of the chapter where possible up until he resigned due to his health. Jack is in contact with Tony's son and full detail of the funeral arrangements will be published in due course.
Jamie- President Blue Knights England II
Tony Joined BK England 2 in January 1993 and was one of the original members he was at our inaugural meeting in Brighton Police Station and was very active in the early years. You may recall he was forced to resign due to failing health. This seems to have dogged his entire life as he was forced to retire from Essex Police on 30/9/89 due to his ill health.
The Blue Knights law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Invite all motorcyclists to take part in a Charity Ride on Sunday 8th July 2018 In Kent to support My Shining Star Charity. Blue Knights England II LEMC has this year chosen My Shining Star as our Charity for the next year. The Charity raises funds for the families of those Children who have been diagnosed with Cancer. On average it costs a family £600 a month to live and when you consider one or both parents may have to give up work that’s a huge amount of money. In the past year My Shining Star have given over £50.000 worth of grants to families.
We have arranged a Ride on the 8th July of around 140 miles across Kent to raise much needed funds. We welcome all motorcyclists, both serving officers and friends and families, as long as you ride a motorcycle.
The Blue knights Motorcycle Club is a non-profit organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement officers who enjoy riding motorcycles. The Blue Knights® LEMC have approximately 650 chapters, 19,500+ members in 11 Conferences within 29 countries. The traditional priorities of the Blue Knights LEMC is to support charities, promote a positive motorcycling image, to maintain a respectful and professional image as law enforcement personal.
If anyone is interested in supporting this charity please speak to PC 4887 Rob Whyte (Southend BTP) or PS 2600 Christian Baenziger (Victoria BTP). Both active members of the Blue Knights