Participated in the ceremony today hosted by the Chief Constable celebrating the promotion of 40 probation PCs to Independent Patrol Status. A wonderful group  of well turned out young men  and women who marched to the band of the Royal Logistic Corps. I greatly enjoyed talking to some of the PCs whilst inspecting their ranks. A perfect English afternoon tea in the Loseley Barn preceded the formal presentation of certificates. A special delight of the occasion was the presence of many family members so obviously rightfully  proud of their sons and daughters.