Snowdrops and those affiliated with them past and present are the 

RAF Police Associates

This website is nothing to do with the organisation known as the RAF Police Association although I am currently a member. It may feature Association members on its pages and is used by a large number of RAF Police Association members in preference to the new RAF Police Association website purchased at great cost using the members' money without their prior approval. It should be noted that many links on the expensive "official" site are to this site, especially on the memorial page.

Over 600 members do not have computer access but have to share the cost of the new website, a sum over £2500. And even those with internet access, they weren't asked if they wanted to spend this money.  All started with a lie that has never been acknowledged.  Because of the complete lack of any apology to the members from those involved in this debacle, my membership will lapse at the end of the year as membership of the Association is not worth £12.50 a year, £16.50 if you don't have a computer and you want Provost Parades, and absolutely nothing has changed from when 3 of us were suspended for raising our concerns. The same people are still in power along with their supporters and although they technically did not break the Association's rules, they acted in a totally immoral and unethical way and refuse to admit it and as a result ripped the heart out of the Association.  In addition it continues in the Griff magazine, both last year and this year  where there have been lies and abuse about the three of us, especially me and the Association seem perfectly happy to publish this libel without any reprimand to individuals.
 Changes to the rules are "slipped" in without approval so there is no change in the way it is being run. And even motions at the AGM are subject to censorship and comment from the Chairman.

As a founder member, LVP and former trustee it is a shame a few members have lost the way from what we set up the Association to be all those years ago.  A crying shame.

This website is provided, and has been provided by me personally for 19 years, as a link for RAF Police Association members, serving and past members of the RAF Police and Provost branch and associated trades and groups as well as for non RAF personnel to maintain contact and provide a service.

It is the site formally known as the RAF Police Association website.

Last update: 24 August 2016 



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Obituaries Deaths and Funerals (24 August 2016)

Carterton and the JR Hospital (21 Oct 15)

RAF Police Roll of Honour (updated 17 Mar 16)

Global History of the RAF Police

Reference Links

a page containing those older links I have tidied up (3 Sep 15)

iPhone/iPad scam: How to get rid of the error that could cost you £50

Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom.

A full and comprehensive list of all the RAFP archives including Provost Parade has been completed by John Curtis and placed on this web site.

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Full details here: including lists of those who took part in 1953 and 1977 Jubilees

I have found a video on YouTube of the day which briefly shows a few RAFP but reveals we had an Air Force in those days with a large number of different aircraft. How things have changed. I watched the 4 Vulcan scramble featured on the video in slow time to try and identify the fin numbers and was delighted to see that one of them is XM594 which survives and rusts away at Newark Air Museum. The other numbers were too blurred to make out. The video is called HM The Queen Reviews the RAF and it is in colour.

Al Knowler


2016 Dates and Locations to see The Red Arrows
2016 Airshow & Lincolnshire Display Teams Calendar 
24 Aug 16North Yorkshire Branch Lunch
3 to 5 Sep 16 'A' Flight & Friends RAF Laarbruch reunion at Weeze September 3rd to 5th 2016. Coincides with Weeze Kirmes. Please make your own travel and accommodation arrangements. All RAFP welcome. Contact Del Bradley
04 Sep 16 Allied Air Forces Memorial Day
8 & 11 Sep 16 Cape Town B of B Lunch & Service
11 Sep 16

Eden Camp All Services Parade

17 Sep 16

East Midlands Branch AGM

18 Sep 16

Lincoln B of B Lunch & Service

24 Sep 16 The Big K Swim
1 Oct 16 Dog Handlers Reunion - 30/9 to 1/10 with Hog Roast on the Saturday
9 Oct 16

EMB Sunday Lunch

5-6 Nov 16

 Skegness Reunion - Rooms still available

6 Nov 16Legoland Services Day
13 Nov 16

Cenotaph Parade   

4-5 Jun 17 Misters Golf Championship


Royal Air Force Military Policemen, 1960's 

Promotional recruitment film for the Royal Air Force police, 1970's 


International Bomber Command Centre
The IBCC site in Lincoln is still under construction. As a result it cannot yet be opened to the public.
However the IBCC have set up a series of free guided tours which can be booked by visiting

Where are they now? (21 Aug 16)

Photos from now  (21 Aug 16)

For these doggy things (14 Aug 16)

Links to related sites (12 Aug 16)

News of Interest (30 Jul 16)

RAFP in the news (26 July 16)

RAFP Association News (5 July 16)

Rededication Parade at the NMA (29 Jun 16)

The NMA Page (29 June 16) 

Help!!!!! - just as it seems (15 Jun 16)

Photos of RAF Police Flights etc (15 May 16)

The other half to "where are they now? - 

this is "Here They Are" (12 May 16)

Sutton Wick Air Crash Memorial Event - 7 Mar 16  

Jobs for our "Special" talents (23 Feb 16)

Related Books and Publications (3 Jan 16)

Strange RAF Bases (and jobs) (12 Sep 15)

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Remembrance Day Parades (23 Nov 15)

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