A WREATH LAID BY THE RAF POLICE ASSOCIATION
AT THE RAF REGIMENT MEMORIAL
On 3 March 2010 several RAF and Military Police Association members gathered at Alrewas for their annual “Snowdrop” Parade and the dedication of the RAFPA North West Branch Standard. There was a chapel service and a gathering at the RAFP and MP Memorials to lay wreaths.
Afterwards several RAFP Association members gathered at the RAF Regiment Memorial garden to honour Cpl Marcin Wojtak (killed on 1 Oct 09) and SAC Luke Southgate (killed on 24 Feb 10).
Because we did not know the 2 recently deceased gunners personally we quoted to our assembled members the tributes paid to them by their friends Cpl Dave Hayden MC and SAC Jason Parker. Our members were moved by the feelings expressed by these comrades of the deceased.
The RAFPA National Chairman Brian Flinn then laid the wreath and the new RAFPA Branch standard bearer lowered his standard (Photos attached).
4 March 2010 the day following our “Snowdrop” Parade Brian Flinn and 11 other RAFPA members were at Wootton Bassett and 4 others were at Ratcliffe Hospital Oxford to show their respects during the repatriation of SAC Luke Southgate and others.