Here They Are
The "Where Are They
Now " is very successful but
some members have indicated
that they would
like their email addresses to be notified
to the world so that they can be contacted if you knew
and have lost touch. As usual, send me the
but I must add that other people see these pages and
may get junk email, or visits
from the HMRC, VAT, CSA etc. So only
this service if
you are sure you are whiter than
white (can I say that?). Well we did wear the white
hats so we're the
good guys. Last
Sunday (21 Apr 13) met an old school friend of ALISTAIR GRANT who served in the RAF Police for 3 years during
the late 1950s. 01158 370047
Alistair served in Cyprus in 1958 during the Eoka campaign and would dearly love to hear from any former comrades who remembered him and perhaps served with him in Cyprus.
I understand that he enjoyed a successful civilian life and ran a major bakery in Scotland but over the years he has often wondered if any of his
RAF Police mates are still around.
Should this enquiry prove fruitful I will contact Alistair's school pal who can pass on any messages and perhaps we will gain a new member of the RAFPA.
Best wishes..... Brian Whitaker
The "Where Are They Now " is very successful but some members have indicated that they would like their email addresses to be notified to the world so that they can be contacted if you knew them and have lost touch. As usual, send me the details but I must add that other people see these pages and you may get junk email, or visits from the HMRC, VAT, CSA etc. So only request this service if you are sure you are whiter than white (can I say that?). Well we did wear the white hats so we're the good guys.
Sunday (21 Apr 13) met an old school friend of ALISTAIR GRANT who served in the RAF Police for 3 years during
the late 1950s.
I know this chap I am going to mention is not a member of the RAF Police Association, but he served in the RAF Police from December 1955 to December 1967. I first met him whilst we were stationed at RAF Wildenrath between 1961 and 1963.
His name is Ray Hampton and he is at present in hospital suffering with lung cancer. It has been operated on recently and hopefully things just may look up for him, but he is in a lot of pain at the moment.
Can you please pass this on just in case any of our members know of, or in fact served with Ray, and would like to pass on their good wishes for a speedy recovery. You can always give a point of contact as my email address, email@example.com Ray is not on email contact, but I will pass on any good wishes as he lives not far from me here in Gloucester.
Thanks for your help.
24-Aug-1955 Cpl Raymond Peter Grayer (4069233) 22. RAF Manston Kent UK. Killed by an American soldier who went berserk shooting and killing people in his path. From your website.
Raymond was a great mate of my fathers and he happened to be riding a bike when he was shot.
Reason for the email then is to see if there are some people that may remember him or vice versa that are still around.
He was one of the 10 pound poms and moved to Australia and joined the RAAF Police.
Regards Ben West
My name is Robert Johnston Payne (Bob Payne). I was in the
R.A.F.Police for 22 years from 1957.
I only found this site this year through a friend, and for the first time looked at the back pages of 'Where are they now'.
On Page 6 I found that a lady by the name of Evelyn Holder has been trying to find me for her father Robert Holder with whom I served in Gan in 1959. I have tried to e-mail Evelyn Holder but without success - mail returned.
I wonder if you have any means of contacting the lady and giving her my e-mail address which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Her e-mail address was email@example.com.
I would be most grateful if you could put us in contact as Bob Holder was a friend of mine.
My name is Ernie Randall,I served as a Police Dog handler at Habbaniya from 1957-1959.I would be pleased to hear from anyone police or otherwise who new me.I spent four years in the RAF POLICE and also served in Nicosia,Northern Ireland,at RAF Ballycastle known also as RAF Murlough Bay,I completed my service at RAF Feltwell in Norfolk.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I started my service with IX at Honington, got to know a fair number of the Batty Folk quite well. For most of the time I was stuck behind at least three fence lines, a wide open space covered in Intruder Detector Alarms etc.
Given that for most of the time I was then fully armed then I doubt anyone remembers, the rest of the time the Ix folk might have seen me I would have been in blues and wearing a white hat.
So when I went to Bruggen I was pretty hacked off because at Honch we were all pretty relaxed so it came as a shock to my system a bit when my new boss demanded I that remove the IX Sqn zaps from webbing and combats. Thankfully IX came out to Bruggen a few months later, I was the lunatic copper doing a solo Mexican wave from my post on the QRA when IX landed.
I'm pleased to say I caught up with a few remembered faces, met a few more, and taught the rest of A Shift RAFP that there was more to life in the Royal Air Force than running round fussing about with 31, 17, 14, sqdn's. When the professionals, IX.
It turned up my colleagues learned an awful lot. Namely. "f you ever have a problem with IX get a hold of me and I'll sort it."
They never had to, I got their minds focused on the rest of the sqdn's, all the best to you and yours, all current and passed members of IX and the lads and lasses out in Iraq, Afghan or wherever the heck they've put IX.
I just wanted folk to know that not all snowdrops were, (not fun) some of us kind of adopted Sqdn's and in Aug 83 ish I adopted, (or got adopted by IX)
When I got posted out to Bruggen at first I hated it. Complete pain in the ankle I hated it, then when IX arrived, I knew the next year and a bit were survivable. The lads and lasses from Honch who knew me knew they wouldn't get off with anything serious but they knew that if they found me they would get a better treatment. I was and still am massively proud of having worked with IX.
I'll let you away with the answer there. If there's anything you can do with my comments just go for it. I'm a published writer these days and write lyrics for a fair number of bands.
You take care now man, and to all of IX, current or former. (Blaedsain Beon Se) That's Anglo Saxon for"Blessings Be Upon You."
Cheers N Beers, best wishes and blessings.
Andy "Jailbait Ritson , call sign on our net was black 4-6.
What a shock to be told that you are dead, I suppose it was worse for the guy that told me who must have thought he was seeing a ghost. (See Obits)
I can say with total confidence that I am very much alive & that all reports, rumours or other statements to the effect that I am no more, have poppped my clogs, gone to meet my maker, joined the choir celestial etc, etc are incorrect, much to the relief of my wife, three kids & two grand daughters.
How the report originated from the mentioned agent, who wasn't directly attached to our unit but back in the D.E.A. Miami field office, I can't say for certain but I'm assuming that it was a case of "Chinese whispers" because some years ago I was serving in the U.S.A. & a counter narcotics officer & on one operation did take a round but into my body armour, this resulting in a couple of bruised ribs & me having an unplanned dip in the Caribbean.
As for my family members part I can't shed any light at all as to how they got hold of this report as I have been estranged from them for many years & didn't even know that they still had my old computer or any of my old files or whatever.
So basically, I am still very much alive(this news possibly giving pleasure to some while disappointing others) while a little bit battered around the edges by both passing years & my reckless behaviour while serving in all kinds of "wonderful" places over the years but still very happy with life.
If you can please send my regards to any that may remember me fondly & my very best wishes to & for all the serving R.A.F.P. out there especially those in the hot zones.
Thank you very much for your help.
Very best regards,
This is the original entry:
It is with regret that I forward to you, the news that Ex-corporal Darryl Beckett (R.A.F. Bishops Court, believed 1977 or 1978) was sadly lost on duty, while serving with an international group of officers alongside members of the U.S. Department of Justice.
While boarding a suspected small craft, that had entered U.S. waters off the coast of Florida, he was shot twice by one of the crew and died instantly.
He will be missed by all of us who served with him and more so by his widow and young son.
We hope that anyone who may remember him will pause a moment and give thanks for someone who was willing to give his life for the cause.
As he would always say, when signing of to brother officers, " Take care, stay safe and go home after the shift".
All the best,
Samuel J.Kennedy. (Senior Agent. D.E.A.)
We contacted yourselves as Darryl had your site details on his address list and thought it only right. His family hope that someone may remember him and smile at one of his strange ways, of which he had many.
One more thing before we finish off and close down. His superiors in the unit have all said, that his training with yourselves and the R.U.C. must have been good, proved by his ability while in the field.
Thanks again for everything,
Ralph & Angela Beckett (Brother & Sister)
Would love to hear from any OLD colleagues.
My name is Maurice
Stewart. I was based in the 646 Signals Unit in
Germany between 1957 - 1960!
I would like to post a message to get in contact with anybody who was based in the 646 Signals Unit in Obernkirchen Germany Particularly between 1957 - 1960! Contact through my Grandaughters E-mail Address (this E-mail address) Louisewillcox@live.co.uk
Update:01/06/10 Fred Mills has contacted Rachael but if there are others who knew Jim please email her
I was stationed at RAF Wunstorf from June 1953 till Sept 1954. On guardroom staff when I moved to 105 flight Hamburg until Jan 1956 and there after 4 months in guardroom at Gaydon before moving to 7 Police District Castle Bromich attached RAF Ternhill(P&SS)till my demob in January 1958.William Mitchell known as Big Jock.Are any of my friends out there ?
Webmaster, while under instruction of family
sprog on his computer came across rafpa site.
Having served 1954-57 rafp took a quick gander.Recognised Mick Cattigan in obits. Knew him
and brother John at Changi. May the sod rest easy on them both.
Dad was Sgt Frank Gibbons Laarbruch 73/78 (passed away 10 years ago)
Seen loads of names I remember as a kid. Rang mum and spent over an hour reading them all out to her also found a pic must have been taken in Laarbruch dad is second from thr right at the front. Does anyone know where it is?
Also if anyone is looking for dad and mum just email me and I will send you mum's addy.
29 Avenue de la Tour,
Peyrat le château.
I would like to have an entry in 'Here I am' if I could please. Here follows a potted history -
Joined 79, basic and QPD course at Newton, keen to hear from anyone who was on my basic course.
RAF West Raynham 79-81.(QPD)
RAF Belize 81.(QPD) Took first dogs out with 'Mac' Mcarthy and Martin 'Griff' Griffiths.
RAF Bishops Court 81-83.(QPD)
RAF Marham 83-85.(QPD)
RAF Bruggen 85-90.(QPD and Basic)
RAF Neatishead 90-92.(Basic)- then de-mob.
Wife Bev and I are now proprietors of -
The Brylin Motel, 315 Fenton Street,
0064 7348 0878
Would love to hear from any old colleagues.
Regards Phill and Bev Rendell.
Ian Clingan ex Sgt. C4284906 RAFP/SI/SOCO. 1966 - 88. Served Abn., Scampton, Steamer Point, Mucky Harraq, Hereford, Singapore,Wyton, I Regt RMP NI, Greenham Common x 2, Rheindahlen, Lyneham, Bruggen, St Athan, PSS(SR) Rudloe Manor. Retired and Joined Avon and Somerset Constabulary as first civvy SOCO. Stayed with them for four years and then transferred to Northern Constabuary as SOCO covering whole Highlands and Islands.
This appears on page 2 of the "where are they now section:
Can we help this lady? Did anyone know him?
My father was in the RAF in the sixties and I would
love to find some of his old pals for a surprise
Corporal Malcolm John Kightley
Started 1960- Discharged 1963
His RAF police career was as follows.....I think Bridgenorth, Episcopi, Eladam, Tubrook, Wittering.
The email address above is no longer current and I have had the following:
I have been trying to contact above on page 2 of where are they know but the email address for contact is out of date,can you help as I may be the person they are looking for
thanks Clyde Morris ex RAFPolice Episkopi
Can anyone help?
Ex F4279311 Cpl "Nick" Nicholls served from 1965-1970 and stations included RAF Debden, Patrington, Staxton Wold, Steamer Point, Gutersloh, Wattisham & Luqa Colin@cnicholls.fsnet.co.uk
I was an RAF Police Cpl from 1953 to 1958 - I was at Netheravon in late '53 and again for Provost training in 1954 - My two main postings were RAF Biggin Hill and RAF Beachy Head.
I have tried other sites to try and find anyone that remembers me but without any success. Can you help?
Daniel (Dan) Nutt
Does anyone remember the nurses on course 94G at Wegberg late 1976 to early 1978? Many of our male friends were snowdrops! The nurses are: Berni Jackson, Sue Dent, Denny Ash, Roseanna Schoebella, Monica Byrne, Jayne Halford and myself Belinda Goodhead. We would love to hear from anyone who remembers our merry band.
11 July 11 - this is now closed - all contact needed has been made
Ann Robinson nee Davies. I was at HQP & SS( SR ) 1978 to 1980 and previously at RAF Newton would be good if anyone remembers me or to get in touch with me.
Can be contacted on email@example.com.
Tom Brewster (tenderfoot) joined RAFP 1960 Cpl 1938942 ex brat served Feltwell, Shepard's Grove then to dogs trained RAF Netheravon 1961, back to shepards grove , Bishops Court, To RAF Tengah 1964, To RAF Cottesmore 1967, Then to Germany Wildenragh demob 1970.
Would like to hear from any one who remembers me some names come to mind Pete Gibbons, Paddy Thompson , Happy Habgood , Chappie Chapman, Dave Fotheringham, Dave Remnalt, Ging Mew.............firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi There, I have just had contact from Ex RAF Police Dog Handler Bernie Hines who now lives in America,he joined RAF in February 1953 until February 1958.He wonders if anyone can remember him. After the RAF Police he joined the Royal Canadian Air force Police,then eventually finished up in the American Air Police. Heres hoping someone may remember him. Harry mailto:email@example.com
Jim Chown I served in the R. A.F. Police from 1941 till 1946. I was stationed at Blackpool - Oswestry - Police training at Uxbridge - 24 Group H.Q. Hindlip Hall - Carberry Manitoba, and Swift Currant Saskatchewan, Canada - Scotland - Bibury Glos; - then to S.E.A.C. - Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Malaya - i/c M.T. on 20 Prov Det; On June 29th 1946, I took the personnel of the detachment to K.L. Airport to catch a D.C.3 to Rangoon, later that day learning the aircaft had gone down in the South China Sea - all were lost - 23 lost their lives - comprising 3 crew - and 20 R.A.F. Police - half a dozen from Singapore, and our 20Prov Det from K.L. Our C.O.- F/L Noble, D.A.P.M. - Cpl; Alec Lycet, and myself came home on demob. jchown @ shaw.ca
Mike Greenaway.Served 1954-1976.Postings,West Kirby, Netheravon,West Malling,South Witham,Hornchurch,Laarbruch 1956-58, Colerne,4District Innsworth,Hafmed Malta, Hullavington,Aden Steamer Point, Waddington, Laarbruch 1970-73,HQ Strike Command, 3 District Spittlegate and finaly Newton.I Would be pleased to hear from anyone who knew me. firstname.lastname@example.org
My father, Sid Ruck, served in the RAF Police from 1951 - 1988. If anybody would like to get in touch please contact me at PaulRuck1@aol.com and I will forward any message
Hi, don't know what the hell I'm doing and new to the 'internet' game, but got here using 'RAF Police' on a search engine. If anyone out there is this new wierd and wonderful computer world knows 'lumpy' from P&SS(SR) please E-Mail me on email@example.com. Chris Lumb.
I served in the RAFP (Dogs) from 1953 to
1958, served at Netheravon,
Recently met up with Peter
Hunt (former WO RAFP) who
resides most of the year
in Thailand. Anyone who remembers either of us, love to
hear from you.
I have lived in the
USA for the last 40
ears, serving subsequently in the RCAF
and USAF police.
Bernie Hives firstname.lastname@example.org
I have had an approach from ex snowdrop R B Taff Wilkins ex 4051516 1950 to 1955. Now living in Newport, South Wales. Any one wishing to contact, please let me know.
My Father, Donald George Leaker 2438166 , served as a
member of the
R.A.F. Police from July/49 to July/51.
He currently resides in British Columbia, Canada. I am sure he would like to hear from any of his old friends.
If you would like to send info to me, I will make sure that he receives it. My e-mail is email@example.com.
Having seen on the Web site a number of people asking for information on Charlie Crossan, I decided to give him a call and get his permission to assure all who have asked that he is still with us. He gave his permission in his usual manner so here it is. He can also be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Erna and Dave
Butcher and Dave was a CPL in the
RAFPolice until 1992, we
stationed at RAF Laarbruch from 1984 to 1988 and 1989
to1992 and at RAF North Coates from 1988 to
1989. We would
love to hear from
you! Contact email@example.com
With regards Erna Butcher, The Netherlands
If anybody wants to get in touch with Sgt Ken Tate RAF Police 1960ish to 1986, serving at Debdon, Upwood, Rudloe, Rhiendalen,Bruggen,Benson and Cranwell. Then feel free to e-mail me and I will pass them on. firstname.lastname@example.org
John BlackEx RAFP Mounted Section,RAF Habbaniya, Iraq email@example.com
You can put me on it, the vat and tax have already had all mine. Roy (the Boy) Savage firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Henry email@example.com
Alan Millership firstname.lastname@example.org