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Iím helping a chap with info to restore his RAF L/R.
collected loads of photos of the VRN range of his L/R, as ever, sodís law, he
has not unearthed a photo of his own vehicle.
Anyway, he has collected loads of L/R photos with RAFP
leaning on them......... Here are some for
No other info
about when or where they were taken, but Iíve no doubt someone will know
A chap Iím helping with some
research into RAF L/Rís sent me this photo. Dead chuffed as Iím in
Has anyone got an
original/larger format/better copy?
I am researching the service record of my father, Sergeant Reginald James
Weymouth RAF police VR 6-2-41 to 25-2 - 46. Can anyone help?
I am a Police/Sheriff Patch
I collect Police/Sheriff Patch (
K-9 or SWAT or Mounted Posse or Bicycle or Canine or Dispatch) and I would be
glad very happy about it if they could send me a exemplar for my
Many greetings and have a crime
I lost a large number of photos and notes in a house
fire some years ago and now have some difficulty
trying to put names to faces but someone out there may be able to
Where ever they are now, I wish them well.
1. Waddington 1967. No 1 Group Tropy
Myself, AOC and Stn Cdr with Mick Greenaway in the
Anybody recognise the real Stars, the winning
Handler and his dog?
2. Waddington 1968. Again winners of the
No 1 Croup Trophy.
If my memory is correc that is Cpl Hacker 2nd
Anyone recognise any other members of the team.
3. Waddington 1967. AOC talking with the
Trophy Winner and Mick
Greenaway.Again, my memory fails
8 April 2012
I am trying to track down anyone who knew my brother:
K3520024 Cpl. Michael George Lenton
Joined RAF 1957 was RAFP dogs Ballykelly & Aldergrove
1959 RAF Akrotiri until Jan 1962 possible founder member of SBA Police
Back to Finningley and to Kinloss, he did however return to Akrotiri for a
3 month emergency draft in 1964.
I can never remember him talking of Aden or South Arabia.
He died 2006
I am an ex
RAF Policeman, and I wondered if you can help me to obtain a group photo of
No.38 BSC at RAF Debden between October and December 1962.
The golden letter opener bearing RAF Police crest has been donated as a raffle prize at this weeks AGM.
I have never seen one before nor can I find any reference in the Provost parade archives of 'shop sales'
Has anyone got one?
When were they sole?
What was the price.?
I think it is a collectors item but I may be wrong
I have been so disappointed many times on the Antiques Roadshow !!!
My Dad was a member of the Royal Air Force Police (he died 7 years ago). My mother has just given me a copy of his ration card and other information regarding his service. All I know is His no. 2538386, rank cpl name Sydney Eric Epps.
Did anyone know him and can tell me about him and his service?
Hi Chaps, I have recently experienced trouble with my computer and I have lost some material. I have an article and photograph about the smallest Guardroom ever!!!!! It was near Khota Bahru and included a dog handler, 'Flash' Williams. I really would like to know who the originator is, can anybody assist please, regards, MITCH
Seeking information about former RAFP Sgt Brian Leonard Mumford BEM, who died of cancer in 1999. Apart from the UK he served in Egypt, Aden, Cyprus twice, Berlin, Rheindalen, Northern Ireland and S.H.A.P.E. His son thinks he was SIB and was involved in protection work during the Harold Wilson HMS Tiger Rhodesia talks and was perhaps was involved in undercover work against the CND. The citation for his BEM reads:
Sgt Brian Leonard Mumford (4116750) has served in No 3 RAF Police District since December 1960. Since being transferred to his present section, he has been employed on observation duties which have demanded a devotion to duty and an unselfish denial of personal freedom seldom required of an NCO in the RAF.Through his efforts and resourcefulness, he has gained information which at times has been of National interest and often of the highest importance to the RAF. In spite of long hours which have involved considerable travel, he has always managed to submit reports which have resulted in precautions being taken, thus permitting the operational role of RAF and and NATO bases to continue unimpaired. Sgt Mumford's cheerful willingness to undertake these duties and the skillful and tenacious way in which he has carried them out have earned him the respect of all those aware of his precarious and exacting way of life in the service of the RAF.
Anyone who has any information to share can contact Steve Davies firstname.lastname@example.org
Iím looking for information about the Police school located in Uccle, Belgium during 1945-1946.
?>There, Belgian MPs were under the command of the 2nd Tactical Air Force of the British Liberation Army and served in Germany (Celles, Bad-Meinberg and GŁterlŲh) at that time also.
I have some photos, but I am looking for information and archives from British side about that period if still existing.
Iím Christian Wuestenberghs and Iím still Military Policeman in Belgium (Air Force) in the Military Police Group in Evere (Brussels).
Webmaster comment. I sent this to Steve Davies who provided Christian with photos related to BAAPS but if anyone else has any information please let Christian and Steve know.
I came across your site while looking for information on RAF Tengah, I was wondering if anyone that possibly knew SAC William Alan Loughlin (sometimes mis-spelt as William Allen Laughlin) would mind getting in touch with his family? We know that he died 17 August 1961 due to a car accident on the Chua Chu Kang Road, Singapore that also killed two others (SAC Robert Trevor Kell & SAC James Sprott).
We'd like to collect memories and
photographs so that we may map his life away from home in our family
There are two other articles about it, one dated 24 August 1961
and 20 September 1961
and a query received from Brendan linking it to our trade:
Hi Steve, on the Royal Air Force Forum Irene posted a request for information related to her uncle who had died in an accident in Singapore in 1961. She knew no more than that. A member of the forum who lives in Singapore was able to obtain these newspaper reports. As a result Irene has learnt a great deal about how he died and who was involved. The driver of the vehicle, Peter Baden Beard, was also tracked down by another member of the forum and it was established that he died in 1992.
Her first enquiry was on the 6th March, so she has learnt a lot in a short time which is remarkable. As Sgt B J Amery, RAF Police, was in mentioned I also though that this would be of general interest. Somebody may know him, or recall the incident. Just a small part of the rich history of the RAF Police.
Best regards, Brendan
Just wondering if this could be posted on your website? It is a request for information on an incident which involved my late father who served as E4257297 CPL GILBERT 'GRAHAM' FREDERICK BATT, RAFP. He served from 1960 until 1967 with tours at El Adem, Akrotiri, Steamer Point & Bishops Court. Whilst at El Adam, a transport aircraft caught fire and exploded on the runway. This must have been circa 1963. Apparently there was substantial loss of life - possibly Egyptian soldiers - and my father was involved in the immediate rescue and subsequent recovery operation. My mother, who was WRAF at the same base, believes that my father received a CO's Commendation, along with other RAFP servicemen.
As my dad passed away suddenly and this story only came to light after his death, would love to find anyone else who may have recollections of this incident.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Airmen's Mess Christmas Day 1958 RAF Gutersloh menu - anyone recognise any of the signatures?
I represented the RAF Police at Buckingham Palace at the presentation of a new RAF standard when I was at No. 2 Police District sometime between 1964-65. It was in the summer and I am trying to find out the exact date. Can you help?
I am at present restoring an ex-RAF Police Honda ST1100 motorcycle to its original 1995 in-service specification. (Its registration number was DH 82 AA and callsign FT03)
If any member of the RAFPA have information on this actual bike or on the RAF Police bikes in general, particularly memories or experience of their use and perhaps any photos, I would be very pleased to hear from them.
When the restoration is complete, the bike will be shown (under the banner of the Historic Police Motorcycles Group) to raise funds for service charities, in particular the RAFBF, H4H and the RMBF.
Strange request I'm afraid. I am looking for my birth father who happened to be a doghandler based in Oxford in 1957. Have only just been given his name as Dennis Heywood from Rhodesia .Is it possible to find out whether or not he was on board that plane? (The plane referred to is the Beverley that crashed 5th March 1957. Steve Davies has checked and her father wasn't on it) Can't find him on any records at all.
I found this in a book on Bawdsey Ferry by Phil Hadwen, ISBN 0-9510559-3-3.
Would like to know the year, the people in the photo and any more info. I was at Bawdsey early
80's, ran the Dog Section so would love to hear the history.
Tom Crowley RAFPA No 2274
I wonder if you can help. I am researching the social history of a well known (notorious) street in Valletta (Malta) called Strait Street. I have been doing this research for some time and something that keeps coming up is policing. Alongside ĎRed Capsí we keep hearing about the RAF Police presence (or Ďsnowdrops). I would like to find out whether the RAF Police Association might have any documentation relating to the policing of Malta and Strait Street (aka The Gut) in particular, and whether I can post a note which any veterans will see, being a call for memories, photos etc etc. I do hope you can help.
Email John.Schofield@english-heritage.org.uk - or
Dr John Schofield
5 Silver Street
Somerset TA4 2PA
All photos and other original materials can be returned.
Dr JOHN SCHOFIELD
Cpl. Jack Louis REVELL, Service Police, No.1180849. 15th. July 1940 - 1st. Aug. 1942.
I am researching my Fathers' service history which ceased upon his death in Jaarmarkt POW camp, Surabaya, Java on 1st. Aug. 1942.
His convoy, WS9A, left the Clyde 3rd June 1941 and arrived in Singapore 5th Aug. 1941. Convoy records show that two ships proceeded from Colombo to Singapore; the "Capetown Castle" and the "Empress of Japan" but not, as far as I can ascertain, which ship carried the RAF Police Draft from Stn. Bridgenorth.
The RAF Museum have informed me of the existence of your Association and I am hoping, at this late date, that you may have a member who may have this piece of information and/or, incredibly, may have been acquainted with my Father.
I would be eternally grateful for any assistance you could give me in this matter.
Steve Davies had no further information to add to this but Cpl Revell's name has been added to the Roll of Honour
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