After two well earned rest days, on which I did nothing that
involved train travel, I resumed duties at 6.30am .. usual journey
into London and we booked on once again at Canning Town. Our duties
had changed and we were a reserve patrol, to back up colleagues
where needed. Our patrol area remained the same in the vicinity
ExCeL arena. We we also given the responsibility of a vehicle ..
yikes .. no sat nav ... and no local knowledge of the area once off
the Railway, but we managed fine. Once again a super friendly
atmosphere and good banter had by all. Today's prize for the best
dressed nation of supporters must go to Thailand for their
traditional dress and headwear Fantastic !!
We're getting use to the various sights, this one was captured
by my colleague earlier ... Only in London.
The early turn seemed to fly by and we completed our tour of
duty at 1630hrs, which enabled me to see my first bit of televised
Olympic coverage !!!
My two girls are obviously missing myself and my husband and I
think the novelty of being at their grandparents with both of us
deployed to the olympics is wearing thin ... I'm getting text
messages declaring more and more love ... and they've begun the
countdown until we collect them .. 11 more sleeps, and with myself
accommodated in Hertfordshire and my hubby elsewhere in London
we're a rather disjointed family, with none of us seeing any of us
for quite a while :-(
An early bed beckons though ...zzzzz.
- Sergeant Rachel Gallagher
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About Sergeant Rachel Gallagher
Rachel is a Sergeant on the Road Policing Investigation Unit
based in Blacon. She has 26 years service and has worked in a
variety of roles during her time at Cheshire Police, including
working in Crewe and on the Motorways.
During the Olympics she will be working for British
Transport Police as a Supervisor (she is working on
underground, overground railways
and cable car).