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20th September 2022








It was saddening to learn that Charlie Crossan passed away in the early hours of Friday 16th September. Funeral details are not yet known. Charlie served in the RAF Police from 1959 to 1986 attaining the rank of Warrant Officer; he held both the QPCI & QPSI Annotations. He was instrumental in the formation of the RAF Police Association in August 1984 becoming its first Secretary. He did leave the Association for a short period re-joining in 2001.

Rest in Peace Charlie, duty done.

Charlie will be laid to rest on 28th September at 0930hrs. Mass will take place at St Anthonyís Chapel, 8 Maddiston Road, Brightons, Romford FK1 0RZ. The funeral procession will then proceed to Falkirk Crematorium. After the funeral dinner will be provided at the Railway Inn, Glasgow Road, Dennyloanhead, FK41QS. Ex Colleagues will be welcome but Charlieís family request notification of any plans to attend. Contact details can be obtained by emailing Gus at


7th September 2022




I have recently discovered that a good friend, Graham Johnston, who served with me at RAF Laarbruch, circa 1979/1981, died in May2022, aged 71.  In the way of these things, he fell whilst exiting a car, and broke an arm, and this resulted in him being hospitalised in February 2022. Sadly, his mental health deteriorated rapidly prior to his passing. BIG Graham, very aptly named, was one of the nicest people you could meet, and he will have joined his dear wife Jenn, who passed away in 2019. They leave a daughter, a son, and three granddaughters. He was medically discharged just before completing 22 years in the RAFP. His last unit was RAF Chivenor. A born gentleman.

Mick McLaughlin (Glasgow)


31st July 2022


















It is my sad duty to report the recent death of retired Warrant Officer Ken (Jumbo) Jeavons. Ken served from November 1958 to May 1994 on SI and Dogs. He joined the RAF Police Association in 1996 and was a founder member of the South West Area Branch serving for many years as the Branch Vice Chairman.

Funeral arrangements not yet known.

May Ken Rest in Peace.

John Walton

In line with Ken's wishes there will not be a funeral.  Ken will be cremated, and his daughter will take his ashes to Germany where they will be scattered at RAF Wegberg with his wife Jean. 


27th July 2022




I was browsing the website as my father the late Group Captain Jim Sharpe was in the RAFP and have to let you know that his wife Betty Sharpe sadly passed away last month.

Thank you

Andrew Sharpe

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14th July 2022





It is my sad duty to report that KenHuxtable BEM passed away in the early hours of 5th July in ScarboroughHospital. Ken served in the RAFP from 1955 to 1986 attaining the rank of Flight Sergeant, he held a QPDI annotation.

The funeral service for Ken will take place in St. JOHN the EVANGELIST Church  Sleights on Wednesday 27th July 2022 at 1100Hrs, afterwards to be interred in the Church Graveyard. St. Johnís Church is situated on the right as you enter Sleights vie the A169 from the South at the first lane junction. The North Yorkshire Branch Standard will be paraded.

Refreshments will be served afterwards at a local venue.

Our condolences go out to his wife Elaine and Kenís family.

RIP. Ken.

Ken Turner,

The Service to celebrate the life of KEN HUXTABLE BEM was held on Wednesday 27th July in St Johns Church Sleights. There were 127 mourners in the church with 7 Standards from various Veteran Associations including the NYB Standard, present members of the NYB , several former members and veterans who had served with Ken in the past . The Hymns were Amazing Grace and Abide With Me. The Eulogy was read by Kens Son-in-Law. Exit Music from the Church was the RAF March. Committal was at the graveside in the Church Grounds.

Ken RIP You were a true Gentleman.l

Ken Turner, Secretary, NYB. (RAFPA).







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