AQAndy Quick joined the Devon Constabulary as PC 805 in 1964 and following initial training was posted to Torquay.  He further served throughout Devon and Cornwall at Kingsbridge,   Bradninch, Truro, Cullompton , and Exeter on patrol, Traffic and CID before being posted to Ilfracombe as a Sergeant in 1976. In 1980 Andy moved back to Exeter and then to Middlemoor into Communications and the Training College.

 Further promotions saw him as a Traffic Inspector followed by postings within Communications and Computers and then  as a Chief Inspector and Superintendent in Operational Support,  from where ill health forced his retirement 1996.

 A fascination with the Internet  then took Andy into the IT world leading to the development of websites including one to enable retired police colleagues to keep in touch; share memories and photographs. Thus xdandcc was born and to those who didn’t know him he was simply The Webmaster!

 During Andy’s time  at Ilfracombe  his association with  the Sea Cadets began, and continued when moving to Exeter where he subsequently became the Commanding Officer of TS Exeter. As an active member of  the Exeter Flotilla,  Andy also created and maintained a similar website for retired Royal Navy and Royal Marine Regular and Reserve Officers.

 In Her Majesty The Queen’s  birthday honours in June 2015, Andy was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to retired police officers and staff in Devon and Cornwall.

 Andy Quick will not only be remembered for his very successful police career and for creating the original xdandcc but also as a loving husband to Ruth for nearly 49  years; father to Ingrid and Rob, Gaeron and Lisa and grandad to Ben, Yvan,  and Jimmy.