Soham Grammarians - Terry Day MBE

April 23, 2020 in the Ely Standard.

Terry passed away Thursday 16th April 2020, aged 73.
Much loved husband of Julie, father to Sarah, Stuart and Joanne.
A celebration of Terry's life will be held later in the year.

MBE for DC Day

Ely Standard 8 Jan 1995

Police detective Terence Day has been made an MBE in the New Year's Honours list.

DC Day, who lives in Ely and serves in the Metropolitan Police, said he was "elated but confused" by the award. "I really am very proud, but also somewhat bemused by having been chosen," said DC Day, 48, who retires this summer.

"I understand it is partly for professional duties and partly public duties, but it has come as a tremendous surprise."

DC Day combines commuting to London with being chairman of governors at Ely Community College as well as a Methodist preacher and chairman of his church's youth and education committee.

He is also a trustee of Isle of Ely Youth Forum. Born in Ely and educated at Soham Grammar School, he joined the Met in 1965, transferring to a specialist unit in the CID in 1969.

His confidential work has involved him in major investigations throughout the country, and his expertise has helped police forces around the world.

DC Day has also been responsible for the welfare of colleagues, their families and widows. The nomination for his award says: "Many officers and their families have good reason to be grateful to Mr Day for his unselfish care and counselling and support in their time of need. This has been readily given irrespective of his own concerns."

DC Day, who is married and has three grown-up children, is now waiting to hear when he will go to Buckingham Palace to receive his award.

Honour for police officer

Ely Weekly News, 5 Jan 1995

Ely-born police officer Terence Day has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours List. Mr Day was educated at Soham Grammar School, leaving in 1963 to join the Metropolitan Police Cadet Corps. He started his service in 1965; he served at Bow Street police station, he later transferred to a specialist unit of the CID at New Scotland Yard, being involved in major investigations throughout the UK.

Mr Day has also been responsible for welfare of colleagues and families, and many have been grateful to him for care and counselling.

Still living in Ely, he commutes to London daily but remains involved in various aspects of the community. A Methodist preacher, he chairs the Youth and Education Committee for the Ely Circuit and has chaired the governors of City of Ely Community College for the last six years. He is also a trustee of the Isle of Ely Youth Forum.

Mr Day is due to retire from the police this summer.

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