Where are they now? Page 9
A number of members and other ex-service men and women wish to make contact with collegues and friends who they served with over the years. In addition, a number of other missing contacts may be successfully completed with reference to RAF careers.
Anyone who wishes to enter a name or names on this page, please contact me. Similarly, if you spot a familiar name, contact me and I will attempt to put you in touch, or go direct if contact details are given - please note that for some of the early requests (the ones furthest down the page) the email address may not be current.
Can I please ask that if you are successful and make contact with who you are looking for, you email me and let me know so I can keep the page tidy - thank you
Because of the popularity of this page, the Where are they Now? was becoming very large. To see page eight
This is a request from the widow of an RAFP who wonders if anyone knows what became of Sgt McCloud and/or his wife Sue. Big Mac ! (as he was known) served in the Far East in the late 1940's early 50's and was last known to be at RAF Syerston in 1958. Replies to John Curtis
An update on a previous search
Hi, Over the past year I have been searching for all ex members of particularly B Shift RAFP during my tour June 1973-June 1976. Most of the shift have been found and we held a reunion last October where 30 of the shift sat down for a meal. I am still looking for a few and ask all of you to search your memory banks and see if anyone can help in finding these 'Missing since Laarbruch days' The guys in question are: Steve Gilham (Possibly in Norfolk) Roy Carl Williams Ray Wilson Terry Brinton ( possibly in Spain) John Griffiths Kenny Hollands ( possibly in Telford) Phil Harrison (last known at AWRE) Eddie McDonald They have all seemingly gone 'off grid' Any information as to their current whereabouts would be appreciated as we are having another reunion in Oct this year. Any former RAFP Laarbruchians , from this time are welcome to contact me for details Thanks Neil Gardiner
My name is Colin Chappell and I did my National Servive in 1959-1961 at RAF Marham Police . Two of my many mates were Cpl Bob Parry and Cpl "Noddy" Walker.
Where are they now? If they have become millionaires tell them to get in touch.
within an hour - Reg Ball said he knew Dave well as he is Godfather to his daughters so another one solved.
I have a friend on an RMP site by the name of Norma Southgate. In Belfast in 1969 she and her husband Roger were good friends with an RAFP called Dave Hope and his wife. Norma would very much like to catch up with them. Can anyone help.
Regards Sid Cole
10/9/16George has been found by Gerry Sanderson and is still alive, another success
We are trying to locate a GEORGE JACKSON a former member of the RAF Police
served 58-60 Nicosia Civil Airport.
Last contact was in 1962 at the time George was serving in Sunderland Borough Police and residing on Newcastle Road in the town.
George attended Welshpool Grammar School in the mid 50s. Efforts to trace him via that route are ongoing but to date have had no success.
Any info please e-mail to Ken Turner NYB or Trevor Evans EMB, Thank you.
I am trying to trace Ex WO Ian Lecrerar and would be grateful of any information about his present whereabouts.
Sad news - This
notice has had 101 visitors. LE CRERAR Ian Passed away peacefully in
the Pilgrim Hospital on Friday 14th May 2010, aged 82 years. Funeral
service to take place at Boston Crematorium on Friday 28th May at 11a.m.
Read more at: http://announce.jpress.co.uk/spaldingtodaycouk/obituary/le-crerar-ian/4039682?s_source=jpmi_sgj
Photograph No1 Brian Johnson. He enlisted with me in 1953, both from Wigan. We did our square bashing together at West Kirby. He then went on to trade training, motor mechanic. Served most of his service at Stafford. M.U. Sadly he passed away afew years ago. May he R.I.P.
Photograph No 2 . Peter Hobby. We were great pals at R.A.F. Police Depot, Netheravon, 1953. Would love to know where he is, or at least how life has treated him. I believe he hailed from Portsmouth.
Where have all those years gone?
Albert Short - through Facebook so email me email@example.com
I am trying to trace two ex R A F pals who I was stationed with at R A F Driffield between 1951 and 1955.
One is Ron Duffy who was in the Fire Sect and Alf Mantle who was in the Mt Sect.
You were good enough to publish my request trying to find ex Laarbruchians from B shift 1973-6 .
We are trying to trace some ex members of B Shift RAF Police Laarbruch from mid 1973 through to mid 1976.
We are holding a reunion later this year. We have direct contact with over 20 , but are struggling to find the ones below.
If you or anyone you know is in contact with any of these guys please contact the webmaster or direct to me at PetMyRudLaBMan@outlook.com.
Thank you, Neil Gardiner
Al Smith, Al Wilkinson, Barry Hook, Bob Howell, Brendan Neville, Chas Langton, Chris Coleman, Clive Steadman
Derek Burkhart, Don Day, Eddie McBride, Eddie Shears, John Griffiths, John Hodge, John Marshall, Kenny Holland’
Martin Theobald, Nev Butler, Ray Airey, Ray Churchley, Ray Lowe, Ray Wilson, Steve Gilham, Steve Potter, Terry Brinton
If any members of the other shifts around this time wish to obtain details please contact me
I'm making a last ditch attempt to trace the 3 old friends listed below.
1. GEORGE PARSONS - Driving Instructor at Debden 1960 -63 and later WO in Royal Rhodesian Air Force.
2. ARTHUR PRIGGEN - Who with Clive Andrew and myself made up the CI Section at 11 P&SS Gutersloh 1963 -66.
3. ANDREW GREEN - Bruggen 1968 - 71
Many thanks for any information.
Trying to trace someone who was stationed at RAF Bruggen, in, I think very late 1980's or early 1990's. His name is Jason Syvret and he'll be around 48-50 years old now and he was originally from Jersey. No trade known at the moment.
Replies to me please - firstname.lastname@example.org
hi there looking for Gerry Nash
RAF Brugen Germany
my name is Ashley Muller…he and his wife helped me out years ago 1986
he was RAF police with the dogs
hope you can help
Hello my name is Teresa, a long ago I'm looking for cpl/ Gary Hall
K8193927, he was serving in RAF Benson , RAF Bruggen and last station I
know RAF Coningsby, he is a ex service man that's why is so hard and
unlucky my search, I'm glad I find out your website, he was very
special to me and many times I think how is him, how is his life now?,
My email: email@example.com
Mobil: +34 651036903
I'm living in the same small town where we met Gary and me in 1982, in basque country, Spain
Thanks for your help,
I wish if possible to contact a Corporal Black who was working at West Drayton in 1971, he was a military policeman.
Hi Steve. I am not ex RAFP but served at Gatow with many of that persuasion - I
was an ROV and served in total 15 years at Gatow. I arrived in 1967; at the
same time 3 other guys arrived who were on the same flight as me at Swinderby.
We were all mates and one of them was a Snowdrop. His name was Phil Barrett (his
number probably started 42826.. and he was married (don't know if he had any
kids). We lost contact when he was posted out of Gatow.
I was also a mate of Dave Bolam (also RAFP) and his wife Jan - sadly Dave is no longer with us, but I'm in contact with Jan. Also Chris Nekrews who was a kennel maid at Gatow.
Any help tracing him would be great - please let him have my email if you can.
Will Barrow (contact through the webmaster)
I have been asked by a third party
to try and locate a couple of Ex RAFP from Bishops Court in the early
Bob Davidson - Ex Sgt CI
Phil Green - Ex Cpl
If anyone knows where they are please let me know so that I can pass on the third parties contact details and invite them to contact the 3rd party.
contact made NFA
This is doing the rounds on social media. If you know this man just let him know the contents of this request. We can do no more in a legal context.
have seen this work before and I must have tried the majority of my
options now so I'm going to try this. My name is Victoria Lee, I used
to be known as Fiona Alison
and I'm adopted. I'm putting this on Facebook in the hope I can find my
birth father (Stephen John Jones) so please if your reading this share
it and keep this post going!
I'm 19 years old and my birthday is on the 08/03/1996. I was almost three when I was adopted but I am unaware of the date I last saw him. I'm not looking for a father, or a family I'm just looking to find the last piece of my puzzle, to get some important background information and to have that time before it's too late.. To my knowledge this information is correct.
Name - Stephen John Jones
Dob - 08/05/1973
Mothers name - Phyllis margaret Hancock
Fathers name - Vivien Jones
Siblings - none
Eyes - brown
Hair - brown
Height - 6ft 1
Born - Llwynypia, Wales
Old job - dog handler in the RAF
Last known address - (approximately 1999):
64 Fen Road
I've attached a photo of him and any information or help you can provide would be much appreciated.
Stephen was born in LLwynpia wales, he had six tattoos the first one he had done at 17 years of age which is a tiger standing on a knife. The others are a horses head, a house, a winged panther, a wolf on a rock and a cowboy with a skeleton face. He liked the outdoors and spent his free time game keeping/shooting. The rest of my information is split between the cracks in this puzzle which is not accurate!
I was born in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn and on the 10th of march I was taken to my first home..
64 FEN ROAD
This is my last home with Stephen so it's where this chapter ends. If you know me, you know how important this has always been to me and how important it always will be but for those of you who don't know me please help this post go far it needs to reach every page and news feed it can.
Thank you for your time, I really hope this can work
30/3/15 - on 11 April 2015
I'm trying to find Cpl Alan Slater , we were at Bruggen in 73/5.Phill Geraghty
Alan is from Burnley and was my best man in Rochdale in 75
During the 1960s I did service in the RAF Police and today I am still in touch with several of the lads whom I considered to be my pals.
One young airman at the time was a good friend whom I served with at two different units for more than three years. He came from near Hastings, and he is called Ernie Prior but unfortunately I have no information on his family background.
I did hear that after he left the RAF he joined the ‘Prison Service’ though I have no idea how true that is.
I last saw Ernie around 1967, but, though in more recent times, and for a considerable number of years now, I have tried to find him, it has been without any success.
I write to ask if any of your readers have any knowledge of Ernie, how he is and, if he is still around, how I might contact him?
Ernie would be in his mid 70s now and if anyone is able to help put me back in touch with him I would be most appeciative, and they may contact me on 01422 886802 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does anyone know Frank Ring he was PABX but remustered to RAFP. He was my best man at RAFGutersloh in 1969 as we have only got 4 yrs until our golden anniversary it would be nice to get in contact with him. I have been trying to find Frank for years I think before our 25th anniversary . I think he moved back to Cork, he married a WRAF girl named Sue Wager at Gutersloh in 1970. Last I heard of him he was in Cyprus I think in the late 70s. James Brownsett
I am looking for an old friend of mine called Peter Lord. We served together at R.A.F.Sylt from 58-61
I am trying to trace Former Cpl ANDREW GIBSON (P4263493) RAF POLICE.
Andrew and I served together at Bruggen 1968/71.
I will be very grateful for any information re his present whereabouts.
Thank you. Paddy Cowap
I was in the US Army MPs and stationed with Cpl Roy Ward RAF at AFCENT. Our years together were 1978 to 1981. He told me many times when he retired, he was going to write a book. He was going to write a whole chapter about me ! After 35 years, I still have very fond memories of serving with the British groups. Cpl Roy Ward is one I will never forget !
Thanks. Michael Crone
( former Sgt. US Army MP ) Mike@southernpridecw.com
I am trying to locate a Paul Todd serving RAF Kings Lynn circa 1972. He also served in Cyprus
I am an ex RMP, Cpl Chris Dewing, who served at FIGPU, Port Stanley in 1984.
On my shift were two RAF Police guys who I would like to establish contact with :-
Cpl Paul BREED and Cpl Brian "Dolly" PARTON.
Anyone who can put me in touch with them in time for a 30th anniversary get together gets a bottle of whatever is his/her favourite tipple !
Please contact me at email@example.com with any info.
1 July 14
success - contact made
I would like to enter a search for Alan Perrin. Alan and I served in Aden together in 1965. Alan has a step brother, David Perrin ( my cousin ) and they have never met. David has asked me to see if I can locate Alan for him. Many thanks, Sid Cole
If you are in contact with them would you please
tell them Phillip Geraghty is trying to contact them through Forces
Reunited and to register on the site?
Thanks, I really appreciate your help.
Malcolm passed away, having suffered a heart attack, around this time of year, in 2006, at the time he was Senior Investigator at WH Smith.
If this could be passed on to Phillip, as there are no contact details.
Andy Price (Ex Sgt RAFP)
Loss Prevention Investigations Team
Am trying to trace an old friend who was in the ATC with me back in the dark ages , he became a Policeman as did his friend Pete Chubb. I would love to know where Steve is now, he was posted to Chivenor, Akrotiri, Benson believe may have been at Rudloe Manor,SIB, also think was in Deci . believe he left the RAF about 10 years ago may be living in South East.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Asking the impossible but miracles do happen
Looking for an RAFP called Howarth. I met him on HMS Devonshire sailing to Cyprus in 1959. We went ashore in Malta together and had a few scoops. I only know his name was Howarth and I remember this because mine is Howard - very similar! Malta to Cyprus we were put on Jankers for returning to the ship in a drunken state. Happy Days. I would love to find this chap again and have a drink or two or three. I was in the RAF Regiment. Any info please Taff Jones
And before anyone asks - it's not our own Bill Howarth who served 1941 to 1953 - Webmaster
I am looking for 3 RAF Policemen
from 1982/83 that stayed with me in the Falklands, we kept in touch for
a long time but I moved a few times and lost touch with them, Cpl Stephen P Harris ( married to Kate kids Donna & Paul) Peter Graham married to Rhonda had 3 boys, including a set of twins and Harry Lucas, I would dearly love to hear from these guys and find out what they are up to all these years gone by,
I hope you can help me with this,
Sgt. Bill (Geordie) MERRIFIELDCould anybody put me in touch with Bill.... we served together at 94MU RAF Barnham, and at RAF Abingdon between 1961 and 1969. I also visited him when he was I/c Station Police at RAF Bovingdon. Andy McMeekin email@example.com
I am trying to track down an ex-colleague of mine called “Chas” Russell. We both joined 30 Oct 84 and “passed-out” Swinderby 12/12/84. He went on to be a storeman before successfully re-mustering to RAF Police dog-handler. His first tour as stores was at Kinloss and I know he served as a handler at Melton Mowbray centre.
I am trying to get in touch with anyone on D flight RAF POLICE RAF Laarbruch 87-90 also RAF Honnington- 93-96
Great time at both stations with many good friends
just to inform you that my father died yesterday...I wish to thank you and everyone from the forces for their help and support
kind regards Stuart
I'm searching for a MR ALLAN FRAZER,EX CPL RAF REGT.
early to late 50s.26 squadron,last heard of in ABERDEEN.My father who has also served in the forces MR JOHN HYSLOP,served in 26,and 63 squadron, stationed at gutersloh (Germany),cyprus,and Singapore, also served in Northen Ireland. My father is really ill with cancer and has asked me to try to find Allen Frazer for him. Please if anyone can help me find this person i will be truly gratefull..
kind regards S.Hyslop
19 July 2013
19 July 2013
I am trying to track down the whereabouts of a former colleague who may, or may not, be a member of the RAF Police Association. In October 1983, 18 personnel started on No 17 Basic Flying Training Course at 7 Flying Training School at RAF Church Fenton; amongst them was a (then) Pilot Officer Paul C Marks. Unfortunately Paul did not complete the course with the rest of us and, as a former civilian policeman, went on to join the RAF Police; he was last known of as Squadron Leader Paul Marks, a special convoy commander.
The other members of the course are planning on holding a reunion in October of this year and we would like to get in touch with Paul to see if he would like to attend. Unfortunately we have been unable to track down his current whereabouts through the usual methods (Google; Facebook; LinkedIn etc) and we were wondering whether Paul was a member of the RAF Police Association and whether you might be able to pass on a message to him for us, or whether any of your members might still have contact with Paul?
Any help, gratefully appreciated
14 July 13 A couple of requests not necessarily RAFP related but can anyone help?
I am now in my 60s and have been trying to find information only, if thats all I can have, on my father. Unfortunately my mother and anyone who
could help me are now dead, not that other family members knew anything!
My mother appeared to use a 'strange' maiden name for herself on my birth certificate but did not name my father.
She gave me a few years ago the name of Jimmy/James Perry who served in the RAF Felixstowe around 1950/53 possibly. I was born in 1952. My mother worked in the WRAF. June Violet Cripps, or June Violet Mitchell. I am confused as to why she made up a maiden name unless it is my father, although James/Jimmy Perry appeared to pay maintenance for years but they had no contact.
Mother was a plotter.
I wondered if you have any ideas where I can go to find more information please?
I would be grateful for any help. I am not very good with computers and my children (who have families) do not have time to spend with me. They did try at Christmas but to no avail.
Many many thanks for any assistance.
If anyone has any information or ideas send them to me and I will forward them to Lynn
14 July 13
Hi my name is Steph and I am searching for someone on behalf on my grandmother. His name is Steve Smith and he served with RAF Odiham in the 80's and 90's we believe. He also served in the Ascension Islands. He was known to be living in the Portsmouth area but this was some time ago now. My nan's name is Christine Robinson and I know she would love to find out what Steve has been up to, if you can offer any assistance, it would be greatly appreciated.
my nan can't remember any of the vital info like trade, bless her so I
doubt there's much chance finding him, especially with probably the
most common name possible. She reckons he would be about 42 or so now
so he must only have been late teens early 20s when she knew him.
25/6/13 1330 - Kevin Hunt knows George's details and will pass them to Pat NFA
25/6/13 1100 hours
This is a shot in the dark, I
am trying to make contact with one of your ex contempories who
unfortunately I have lost contact with.
His name is George Pace ex F/S RAF Police Dog Handler. My wife and I were friends of George and Judy whilst serving at RAF Wildenrath 1979 - 82. After Wilders George went to Wyton to set up a Dog section and then I believe he went to Newton as Dog Inspector ( If thats the right phraseology ).
Unfortunately the last time I seen George was when he turned up at our home at West Drayton on the day of my sons funeral completely unaware of what had happened and my memory is rather blurred of the occasion but I thought he said he was coming out of the service and settling in the Lincoln area.
Would it be possible to see ( via your fine website ) if he is a member of your organisation or anyone know of his whereabouts. I would be ever so grateful if you could do that for me.
My name is Andrea Pennington and I am trying to get back in contact with Cpl Paul Barclay. Last known address was RAF Gatow 1983 approx. He had a pale blue VW Beetle, while over there
Contact made - NFA required
Has any member ever served with Dennis Greygoose, or know where he is today? He was recently out of Basic and Provost training about 1953 when we met at RAF Cardington. He was very popular (especially with the ladies) and an interesting character. The last I heard of Dennis was when I was serving in Germany, in the 1960s. Dennis was by then a F/Sgt. at Depot, which might have caused a fatal shock for our former "Sheriffs". His photo appeared in Provost Parade.
My name is Shawn Martin and I am trying to track down a friend of mine from RAF Bruggen.
I lived in Bruggen for about 20 years running the Mitsubishi Motors Export office, and had a great affiliation with the RAF, many ex and serving RAF members are still my friend.
Phil Brown was a CPL in the RAFP at Bruggen, I met him around about 1995. From Bruggen he went to JHQ not sure of the year, 2000 ? From JHQ he went to Cyprus, again I am not to sure of the time frame, but I remember the last contact I had with him was in about Nov 2009.
I believe he left the RAF and joined the Civvy Police...
Due to the time difference that we have between Perth and Australia I enclose my email address, that will save someone being awoken at an ungodly hour..
Thanking you in advance
I'm looking for a Cpl Terry Brown , stationed at RAF Laarbruch. He was in the RAF Police and lived in Pfalzdorf. With wife Jackie ,daughters Lisa and Teresa son David in 1990 onwards , I think they came from London area.
Does anyone have any knowledge of HARRY ARCHER, a Londoner who served in the RAF Police around 1949 – 1950. A former colleague ex Bomber Command would like to get in touch with him. Please e-mail me if you can help.
This website is great. Please make a post that I am in contact with Robbo!
My ex husband Bill Gray and I, Anne Gray were in Limasol 1970 to 72. Anybody in touch with Mel and Carol Ward from then?
17 Nov 12
Could you please include the following request for an old friend?
Bill Mountain, ex- No. 1 P&SS detachment RAF Sundern 1958 - 1960.
If anybody remembers Bill, or where he is now, please get in touch at
Im currently assisting a friend who is trying to track down a lost family member by researching the internet
Anyone with the whereabouts of
605 Anthony Sawyer last known to be living in the Kings Lynne area
1773 Stephen Turner last known to be living in the Seaford (BN25) area
please contact the Webmaster - letters have been returned not known at this address
John Curtis has been in touch and given John all the information he needs
Maurice Kinsell was my cousin.
I am trying to locate his son Greg Kinsell. The last time I saw Greg was at Jean Kinsell's funeral since then we have lost contact. I am still awaiting for some news about the cycling club. It was Shropshire based and they have a memorial race named after Maurice and his wife Jean for all the work they did for the club. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I have a photograph of Maurice in uniform outside a tent looks like abroad some where.
Regards John Houghton
Trying to track down Martin Neil Leonard, who was a Corporal in the RAF Police at the Police Section RAF North Cotes in 1978.
All replies to me please Webmaster
31 August 2012
4 August 12
Any ideas of anyone who would have contact details for ex Sergeant Martin DOSWELL aka "Dippy".
11 June 2012
22 May 2012
22 May 2012
I am trying to find David Thomas, He was actually Army, stationed at RAF Wildenrath from 1962 to 1966, thereabouts.
8 April 2012
8 April 2012
Currently looking for an Anthony (Tony)Bailey (surname changed to Smith on adoption) born 1941 Worksop joined the RAF late 1950s or 1960s, maybe RAFP or RAF Regt, served for 9 years and represented the RAF at Boxing.
His brother, Mike Bailey, lost contact with him due to this adoption. He (Tony) moved to his adopted parents house in Langley Mill, Eastwood, Derbyshire.
Any info to: firstname.lastname@example.org