Obituaries, Deaths and Funerals
sadness that I have to inform you of the death of one of the
Officers in the RAF Police, former WO Norman Dodds who
passed away at 1930
hours on Monday 11 January 2021. You could not meet a more
genuine and pleasant
individual and I was proud to have served with him at
Dee Dodds phoned me this evening to relay the news. Norman
was suffering from
COPD. RIP Norman
Sad news I'm afraid chaps. For
those who met my good friend Mark, (The stonemason who
created Buster's Memorial for us) he took his own life
a few days ago and is now flying free with the birds.
RIP Mark and thank you for all you did.
Dunkley, former RAFP is making his final journey as I
type, please spare a thought for him and his wife
Marie and 2 girls as they say their goodbyes, sorry I
couldn't be there guys. Taken too soon RIP Andy, take
a seat at the bar!!
Brewster...... Sadly another Snowdrop lost but not
Forgotten. Jim Murray (who I had the honour to serve
with at Akrotiri) sadly passed away on 26 December 2020
almost exactly 3 years after his brain tumour diagnosis.
SNOWDROPS POSTED UPSTAIRS
Sad to report the recent death of Gordon Kendrick, in his sleep, aged 85. We served our national service at RAF Aldergrove, in 1960/61. Gordon was the intelligent one among us as he was previously and subsequently an analytical chemist. He worked for Ind Coop (beer) in Burton on Trent, Staffs.
After the 60s, we lost touch, but regained
friendship via the old fashioned telephone, after 60
years. He had an amazing memory for the names of
those who were on the Police Flight, at Aldergrove in
1960. Sadly, his memory of last week was not so
sharp. His wife had died the year before he
contacted me and he is survived by 3 daughters.
Gordon never joined the Association, simply because he did not know it existed.
May Gordon Rest in Peace.
Ken Sims a ex RAFP dog handler in Hong Kong 59/61 has passed on aged 84 Ken had no relatives A POwer of Attorney for him was given to Ann Cox Ken passed away in Eastleigh care home on Periton Road Minehead on 23 Nov2020 His funeral will take place on 15 Dec at 11am at St Johns church Carhampton .anyone wishing to attend the funeral on line can establish a link
Ken Simms...centre Hong Kong 1959.
Heard on the grapevine that former Snowdrop Peter Workman (52) passed away after an illness on 30 Nov 2020. My Condolences go out to the family for their loss and may Peter rest in peace.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our dear friend Mick Carter has left us at 10.15 this morning.
Our thoughts are with his wife Shirley and his family.
I’ll endeavour to keep you informed about any arrangements.
you Mick, you are in our thoughts and prayers..
As promised the details of the Funeral of our dear friend
is as follows.
The service will take place at Lincoln Crematorium at 11.10 hours on 18th January 2021.
Sadly because of Covid-19 restrictions, only close family can attend..
However, a Memorial Service followed by a Celebration of Mick’s Life (Attendance and drinking will be mandatory) is to be held in the summer, at a date to be decided.
Shirley would like to express her thanks to all who have sent their love and best wishes, your kind words have meant so much..
Finally, stay safe and stay in touch.
Just wanted to update you all on Mick Carter’s Funerial service
The service has been moved to Wednesday 13th January 2021 at 11.10am.
A final Tribute to Mick Carter and may he rest in Peace
Well today has now finally
arrived, and is the day that Mick Carter now takes his final
Chariot Ride, before being put to rest and knowing that his Duty
has finally been completed here…. But this Final Chariot ride,
is like none that has gone on before him…. No signs of the Black
& Red Stripe (Markings) the White Bumpers or the Blue Light
or Martin Horns to fanfare him out from here and onto the new
level, just like all of us, a simple humble man who not only has
provided true Service to his family but also to this Country…For
those who knew him Mick, he would / will probably be
affectionately known as the fun loving Character, with the
ability to make people laugh, especially with that cheeky smile
and off line grin he had.. To those who didn’t know him
personally I am afraid the loss is totally yours!!!……….Today all
those little things collected from medals to Bracelets, (housed
in the leather pouch on his belt) to RAF Police Warrant Card,
F1250, F145, F6442, F658 along with the MOD 315, also now put
also to rest with the hope that at least one day and Perhaps the
Grand Children may want to see then…..…But at least there may be
now the consolation, that perhaps he will rejoin his former
colleagues in the Eternal RAF Police Club on high…Although it
would amuse me, if rather than on the Pearly Gates Greeting
people, St Peter as the Bar Manager inside that RAF Police Club,
decided to say to Mick… Sorry '' cocker '' you have to man the
Main Gates until your mate D Jubb.... ley arrives, to take
over?….My Sincere Condolences go to all of his Family especially
his wife at this time,.. but please take comfort and rest
assured, that whilst there are those of us around, he will never
be truly forgotten especially from this Unique Brotherhood and
Dysfunctional Family which is known as the Royal Air Force
Police !!! Farewell Mick …. ‘Have a Safe Journey up Hill 60’
Funeral details for WRAF Sergeant (RAF Police SIB) Vera APPLEGATE
The funeral for our aunt Vera Applegate will be held next Monday, 7 Dec. We plan to meet at the crematorium shortly before the ceremony at 3.20pm.
Location: North-East Surrey Crematorium, Lower Morden Lane, Morden, London SM4 4NU
We’ve arranged some refreshments afterwards at:
The Morden Brook, Lower Morden Lane, Morden SM4 4SS
Please let me know of any special dietary requirements.
If you would like to make a donation in Vera’s memory, we thought the following would be suitable (Kimba, her beloved Alsatian, was a rescue dog):
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, 4 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4AA
For those not able to attend on Monday, there will be a live stream of the ceremony. The link can be forwarded as soon as it’s provided by our funeral directors.
We would be very happy to receive any further information or photos that you or your contacts could provide. Of course, we would give a warm welcome to any who wish to attend the funeral.
Dr. Helen Mulligan
Cambridge CB5 8SU
t: +44 (0)1223 292066
m: +44 (0)7725 336789
Ken Sims ex RAF police dog handler served at Kai Tak 59/61 passed on in Ilfracombe nursing home on 23 Nov 20. Gerry White
Sad to inform you all of the passing of former snowdrop Simon Gale who passed away on the 18 November 2020. Simon was 79 years of age and served and survived action in Yemen and Aden and saw tours in Germany and in the UK. Later he served as civilian police officer with Somerset & Bath Constabulary. He is survived by his two sons and his wife Siobain. My condolences are offered to the family for their loss and may Simon rest in peace.
I am extremely saddened to announce the
passing of my father-in-law and ex RAF Policeman, Alan
Singleton. He was a kind and gentle family man who cared for
all of his loved ones up until the moment he was robbed by
dementia last September & now sadly taken from us by
COVID. Our only consolation is that he is now reunited with
his sweetheart and true love Marlene. May he rest in peace x