A former pupil of Ashton Grammar School before joining the Metropolitan Police from which he later volunteered for the Commandos as part of the 1st Police Intake of 1942 .
Gerald Cheetham, warrant number 127676, joined the Metropolitan Police on 11 April 1939, and left on 27 Oct 1943 (died). Last posted to 'G' Division as a PC .
1941: Police Constable on 'G' Division, Metropolitan Police, awarded the King's Commendation for Brave Conduct in Civil Defence during an air raid .
[1a] CVA local record for No 2 Cdo.
 Stan Jones record of Ashton Grammar School former pupils.
 Register of leavers from the Metropolitan Police / National Archives file MEPO 4/350/231.
 London Gazette 35310, page 6026, published 14th October 1941.