Police Memorial First Anniversary
Great weather, great turnout by everyone both
serving and retired.
thanks to the two Warrant Officers (Graham Spark and Bill Veazey) for
looking after us on the march and to Group Captain (retd) Peter Clark
for leading us.
thanks to our 6 smart Standard Bearers and once again we were proud to
march behind you.
wreaths were laid as follows:-
RAF Police - Provost Marshal (Group Captain Horscroft)
RAF Police Association - Air Commodore Abbott
RAF Police (Past, Present, Future)/RAF Police Widows) - Mrs Brenda
Pleasance & Cpl (Name unknown).
official photographer from RAF Henlow took lots of photos
Memorial was dedicated on 23 June and the event will be commemorated
each year on 23 June (no matter what the day). Hopefully we
will always march and have a short service at the memorial
site. On Monday the memorial looked great in the bright
sunlight and the black colour sometimes looked almost green.
From the top of the mound supporting the new National Armed Forces
Memorial, the RAF Police Memorial can be clearly seen, with the colour
red standing out against the dark background.
you have not yet seen the RAFP Memorial, or the National Armed Forces
Memorial, I strongly recommend you visit the Arboretum in the summer,
when it is generally dry underfoot.
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