are they now? Page 7
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.
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.
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 six
Is anyone out
there in contact with Rod
Hollingsworth (ex Cyprus 1950s). His e-mail address keeps
rejecting an answer to a question he asked me. If anyone has a real
time address, tel No or can ask him to contact me again I'd be
most obliged...... Thanks in anticipation!
contact made I would like to
get in touch with Ron Hamil
who I lost contact with a long time ago
- after 2 days Brian made
I am trying to locate Brian Boston,
former RAF Police Warrant
who I believe has settled somewhere in the Lincolnshire area.
My wife has known the family for some considerable time and it would
mean a lot to her to meet up with them again. I would
appreciate any assistance you can give me in locating Brian and his
is looking to make contact with Pete Gibbons they
served together Singapore around 65.
I am looking for a former RAF pilot,
Flt Lt Peter Glover, who was my instructor on the T-37s when he was
serving as a QFI at Pakistan Air Force Academy, Risalpur in 1975.
- contact made
I am an ex RAF dog man, who for some strange reason is still
"dogging" but now with the Met. I am a member of a doggy type forum www.workingdoghandler.com
A member of the forum from the
USA wishes to get in touch with an old instructor of his from
his days at RAF Debden. Apparently this chaps name is Clive Gilmour and
should be about 72 years of age...Well here's a short copy of his intro
My name is Rick Hake. I became a dog
man in 1968 by attending the RAF Police Dog School at RAF Debden in
Sussex, UK. I was in the US Air Force K-9 and was privilieged to be the
Handler of Air Dog 'Flame' 7270 for 2 years.
Quite by accident I
came accross a short bio from the Man who taught me and Air Dog Flame
the basics nearly 40 years ago. I thought maybe some of you older
veterans to the UK Military K-9 might be able to tell me how to get in
touch with him.
His name is Clive Gilmore and he should be about 72 or so.
I wish I could visit with him, but I am afraid a long thank you letter
will have to do if I can find him.
The bio is about mid-way down on page 78. Click here.
Please could you put this request in the above section in the hope that
someone might know his whereabouts. My e mail address is email@example.com
or alternatively go to the website and reply direct.
Thank you in anticipation.
Steve Bishop (ex F8521688)
Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes
Aero Trucial Lodge 9147
Trucial Oman State of Sharjah.
is a contact message to anyone who was a member of the Aero Trucial
Lodge 9147 of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. This message
is intended for anyone whether you were a civilian or a member of the
public or a member of the Royal Household, Trucial Oman Scouts, Army or
the Royal Air Force.
The history of this Great Lodge is being lost in the mists of time and
before we all ascend to the Great Lodge above I think we should make
contact and record our memories of that time and perhaps renew old
It matters not when you were a member "from foundation to dissolution"
just send me your details and interesting memories for inclusion here.
If you were a member of the Sharjah (Desert Rescue) Mountain Rescue
Team please also get in contact
The web page is located at http://www.sixgolds.com/sharjah.htm
Have any of you Doggie or non
Doggie People got any contact details for Gordon (
Jock) Thorburn, Ex RAF Police, QPD, St Mawgan
77/8, Wildenrath 79, aged around 50 years old. May
have emigrated to Canada ??
have been for many years searching for my husbands father a Roger Boucher
who served at R.A.F Sealand in North Wales near to the English Border
in about 1957.
are led to believe Roger was either French Canadian or American,
possibly from Mass or Minn or Idaho.
say he was american some French Canadian, definitely at R.A.F Sealand
in 1957, my husband born in 1958.
have been a clerk, do not know any more.
name is Cliff Davies R A F P 1958 - 1970 trying to contact Joe George No
3526387 I served with him RAF Jever Germany any info to firstname.lastname@example.org
am Brian Sutton, Service No 2588398 and was a National Service
RAFP(P) from 1953 to 1955, on Basic Course 19 at Netheravon under the
guidance of Sgt Brian Duffy.
After motor cycle training and
Provost Conversion, I left Netheravon in November 53 on posting to 1MRU
Chessington. Does anyone remember me from either location?
I am in contact with Bert
Short and Dick Smith but where are those I trained with?
Jimmy Malley, Andy Hamilton, Brummie Neil, George Lear, Pete Hobby,
Ross Clifton, Cliff Mawson, to name but a few.
Do the following names with
whom I served at 1MRU ring any bells? Sgt Cliff Home, Cpl Ron
Morby, Cpl Doug Haigh, Cpl Roy Hough, Cpl Jan Wake-Smith,
Cpl ?? Bryant.
I would like to hear from any
of the above, anyone who knows of them, or their present
Best wishes to all.
am trying to locate ex RAFP Dog Handler Jim Dunn.
We were stationed together at RAF Church Fenton, in West
in 1954; Jim originally came from Coventry
I believe and had boxed in his youth until a shoulder injury stopped
him, and he married Yorkshire
lass who he met at the station dance. He later
joined me again at 646 Signals Unit in Obernkirchen near Buckeburg in Germany
around 1956, does anyone know of him, sorry I have no further
Has anyone got a contact number/address for Chalkie White and
wife Ade, Chalkie,(Hedley) was from Morpeth he was on Demo 64
possibly through to 68.
for Ted Scott search Also looking for Ted Scott ex Demo
early 60s last heard of in Lincoln.
please help me to trace a friend a Cpl Eddie Gray was a
dog handler we grew up together I joined the army Eddie joined the
Steve Chadwick where
are you. E Mail address you left does not compute.
played badminton together at Bishops Court, did we not?
I am trying to find an ex colleague if mine, Gordon Lines.
Gordon served with me at RAF Wildenrath in the early 80's. At
that time he was married to a girl called Sam. The last time
I saw him was in 87 when we were both going through Newton on various
courses. I know he did a spell with
P&SS(NI). If anyone knows the whereabouts of Gordon
or what became of him,
please help me to trace a friend, a Cpl Eddie Gray was a
dog handler. We grew up together, I joined the army Eddie
joined the snowdrops
please let me know.
Griffin Security Group
Newark on Trent
+44 (0)1636 643 915
Mobile: +44 (0)7983 569770
(0)1636 643 911
- contact made with both
Looking for Maggie Moran (nee Ebbels)
Last heard of working at Rheindahlen as a civilian. Anyone
who knows where Maggie is please contact Sheila 'Scoobie' Humphreys
(nee Godfrey) email: email@example.com.
Phiilips/Fairweather/Fellows and anyone else who remembers
Trying to contact
John Higginbottom (
Now Clark) served at Brugen 1975/78, then St Mawgan and
then joined the Prison service. Does anyone know his whereabouts?
Knoaks, Muharraq 1970/71 and Scampton 1972.
My name is Gordon Smith, I am a ex RAF Fire
fighter H8179929. I am trying to trace the following RAF Policemen, I
do not know if they have left the service or not.
Lacey, who had a brother in the RAF Fire Service
Any Dog Handlers from Coningsby 1979-1983 who
frequented the Fire Section
I am still within the MOD as a civilian Fire
fighter at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire
Many thanks for your help
My name is Maurice Worthington. I'm trying to trace Cpl J.ANTONY (TONY)
MAKIN ex RAF Police. We were both stationed at
RAF North Luffenham in 1965/66. Then I was posted to Berlin and Tony to
Malta. We kept in contact until about 1970 and at the time he was
living in the Newcastle on Tyne area. Sadly we lost contact since then.
I'd really appreciate your help.
Thanks and kind regards. Maurice
21 September contact made
I've been trying to find Peter Jewkes/Dukes
for such a long time now and I'm hoping you will be able to help me.
Peter was a young lad in the 1960's, from
Coventry, Warwickshire when he joined the RAF. He married my
friend, Jayne (in the early 60's) and she moved to Norfolk with
him. Jayne and I used to work at Hawker Siddeley Aviation,
Whitley, Coventry, Warwickshire, in the Aircraft Design Office Library
(A.D.O.). Unfortunately, I lost touch with Jayne when she
left H.S.A. I think they may have been transferred
to Gloucester sometime in the 1980's !!!!
The bottom line is - that I would dearly love to
find Jayne (nee Walton). I have exhausted every other option,
and I think you will be my last hope now.
As Peter will be in his 60's now, presumably he
has retired from the R.A.F. but I have been given to understand that
there is a dept. where personell records are kept for active and
ex-members of the R.A.F. I understand, that if Peter
and Jayne were in these files, they would be contacted in the first
place on my behalf.....
Unfortunately, I know virtually nothing about
Peter, I only met him a couple of times, at party's
Jayne and he were married very young and to my knowledge had a baby
quite soon after the event. I know he had relatives in
Coundon or Radford in Coventry.
I know he got his wings, but I couldn't give you
a date ...... sorry.
To my knowledge, he was stationed at
RAF Coningsby some time in the early 80's (?), possibly there
in the 70's too!
Last heard of:- Stationed
somewhere in the Gloucester area, mid to late 80's.
From your reply - I
guess this information is pretty useless, but it is all that I have to
Thanking you in anticipation
P.S. If you cannot help me to
find Jayne and Pete - do you know of anyone-else who
be able to?
trying to locate the whereabouts of former A/Cpl Martin "Ginge" Saunders
who I last served with at RAF Lyneham in 1981 - 1983.
I believe he or his family lived in the Reading
Eric has now
contacted me - still looking for Jake. Webmaster - 19/10/07
mislaid two branch members (Scotland & Northern Ireland) who
are still paying fees, but we get all our mail returned.
Their names are Eric
Day and Jake
Higgins. Anyone know their current locations?
Reply to the Webmaster
who will pass it on the the Branch Secretary.
am a private investigator and I have recived a request to locate a
'long lost cousin' by the name of GEOFFREY HALL,
born 25.10.1941 in Leeds.
am led to believe he served in the RAF Police during the 1960's.
last address was in Newark, Nottingham and he apparently moved to the
Ross-on-Wye area, Hereford.
have explained to the person making the request, that if I did locate
Mr. Hall, I would first write to Mr. Hall to ask for his permission to
forward his details.
this something you could assist me with, if not could you please point
me in the right direction.
look forward to hearing from someone
been trying to help a friend to track down a friend of her father's in
the hope that he might still have a photo of her father from the
1950's. Anita Durham was adopted out after her father, an overseas
pilot undergoing Meteor training at Worksop, was recalled at short
notice to his home in Lebanon owing to the developing crisis iin the
Middle East. Anita's mother's parents moved house shortly
after his departure from the UK so all contact with her father was lost
and she has only recently been reunited with her birth mother (who is
unwell and cannot provide her with much detail). I have been
trying to locate her father to no avail but he, Adnan Jabbon, did have
a close friend who was in the RAF Police at Worksop.
you please post a message that I am trying to get in touch
with William Milner,
who was a member of the RAF Police at Worksop in 1955 in the hope that
he might have information of Adnan's whereabouts or possibly a
I'm looking for Betty Molyneux
and her family .. Betty pretty much ran Civilian Personnel at RAF
Burtonwood in the mid-late 1950's .. I can't say too much
about her .. she was a wonder!
She had two brothers, one approximately the same
age, the other a teen ..
I was an only child .. they took me in
and pretty much adopted me .. when I came back to the US I lost touch
with them as they had nowhere to leave THEIR new address when they
moved .. (my address was only a mailing address)
E M Jackson
I am attempting to trace an old friend
of who was a member of the RAF Police.
I'm unable to provide a service number
and the only positive details I can give are:
Cpl John Johnson
(Wife's name is Valerie)
Stationed at RAF Sylt, Germany 1959/60
and RAF Laarbruch, Germany 1961/62/63
(Flt Lt [Ret'd] Medical Branch)
initially was trying to make contact with Brian Burgess, who had bought
the Green Goddess that we used in 77/78 at Bromley in Kent. The "Powers
that Be" made a mistake and of the nine crews at the TA Centre in
Bromley, five were from the ASU at Wittering. Brian mentioned Alec
McCrae and Morris Egglestone as being part of the crew, I'm the one
standing in the door of the Goddess. As all can see, when the
RAF took over from the Navy, we made it plain as to the fact that the
RAF had taken over.
I would also like to try and contact Chris and Mary Martin, Mike Thornton or Kev
Rutter. We were all at P&SS(NI) together and to let
them know that my wife, Nan and I celebrated our 25 last year with a
one daughter and 2 grandaughters, still going strong.
If anyone would like to contact me, I'm in the RAFPA
directory or on the internet. Would like to hear from any of the old
I have had an article published in Januarys
edition of 'Heritage Commercial' about my Green
Goddess which include photos and stories from when she was crewed by
the RAFP in Bromley in 1978. It might be of interest to any lads who
were also there (Or somewhere else in the UK)
You put it into 'where are they' now a
few months ago, and I have sent you an update as I
have contacted one other of the crew, Maurice Egglestone. There are
still 2 RAFP to find!!
Hello there, after 28 years of separation, I have been
re-united with a special 7 ton lady who goes by the name of Bedford
Emergency Pump PGW 163, known to many as a Green Goddess. I drove and
operated this vehicle from Service Fire Station 10 at Bromley, Kent
during January 1978 along with a load of pals from RAF ASUPU Wittering.
We had 3 Green Goddess to crew, all mainly RAF Pol from the ASU.
PGW 163 has been decommissioned and is now in my ownership and
I was wondering if any of her crew were out there? would like to be
reunited with her, or just know what happened to her after we had
finished our stint at Bromley.
Now time has dulled the senses, but I know 4 of her crew were
RAFP with the other 2 being 'techies' from the ASUPU, and Morris(Maurice?) Egglestone and
'jock' Macrea stick in the mind with apologies to the
I have attached a photo of us all and the lady concerned. click on the
goddess for the other pictures
RAF Pol, P4287689, 1967-1979
My request last year for details of the
whereabouts of ex FS Mick Gordon bore fruit and the first day covers
were successfully returned to his son. Very many thanks to
all those who provided information.
Following that success I would now like to try
and contact ex Wg Cdr Graham Gardener. If anyone has an email
or home address I would be grateful.
name is Kevin, and I am trying to trace any RAF Police
personnel who served at No. 24 Police District in Nicosia,
Cyprus with my dad Cpl
Michael 'Dusty' Miller between 1957 & 1959. If
anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.
Is there any of the old Demo Team/ Earls
Court from 62/66 reading this or if you know of anyone can you
please get in touch with Stewart McArdle.
Johnny "Bastard" now Baton
I am looking for my cousin's
dad Michael Ralphs who was stationed in
Wildenrath HQ between (ca) 1965 and1970 and subsequently transfered to
Warwickshire. They lost contact after this. Michael Ralphs family (a
young men from London - no name unfortunately) appeared to have
contacted Michael's son Patrick Kluge (nee Gehlich) about two years
ago. However, my cousin and his wife are not very fluent in English and
his mother in law was dying of cancer nothing came out of it. Recently,
as a result of a major heart problem, my cousin started to
reasses his life and would love to get into contact with his dad and/or
his family. Likewise, would love for his wife and children to meet
their grand-dad and extended family.
The details of Michael Ralphs are as follows:
Borne between 1938 and 1943 in Wales
Member of the military policy at Wildenrath HQ 1965-1970 and
He has a daughter Belinda (borne 1968) from a previous marriage and
possibly a son in London
Patrick was born