"This year's traditional annual ceremony at the RAF Police Memorial, was the main joint event celebrating and commemorating RAF Police 100. The weather was bright sunshine throughout the day. There were probably over 70 members of the Association present and a further 130 in families and other former RAF police of all ranks.

The march past started at the RAF Regiment Memorial and it was led by the RAF College Cranwell band followed by a 20 strong contingent of serving RAF Police. Then came Brian Flinn with our National Standard followed by 7 Branch Standards. The Chairman, Alan Mitchell lead the Association contingent of over 50. In charge of us was the Association National Parade Marshal, Bill Veazey MBE.

The saltute was taken by the Air Officer RAF Police and Association President, Air Commodore Frank Clifford OBE RAF. The Provost Marshal and Association Vice President, Group Captain Steve Horne MA BSc (Hons) RAF was in attendance as was the previous PM, Group Captain Kevin Bailey and Group Captain Brian Ripley.

The service at the RAF Police Memorial was conducted by the Reverend Jeremy (Jez) Safford. During the service, there was a low flypast by a Spitfire of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, based at RAF Coningsby.

The names were read out of those deceased RAF Police whose relatives were present and whose pavers had recently been laid and were now dedicated.

Wreaths were laid by the President, Vice President and Chairman. The Last Post and Reveille were sounded by bugler, Adrian Harper. Alan Mitchell read the Exhortation and Bernard Lamb, the Kohima Epitaph.

Finally, more than 200 bodies consumed an afternoon tea in a large marquee.

The whole event (and the weather) was a great occasion and very fitting for us to remember all our colleagues from the first 100 years of the RAF Police.

All credit and many thanks to the Memorial committee led by Bernard Lamb"

John Walton

1. Marchers at ease, Standards ready.

2. National Standard leading 7 Branch Standards.

3. Search dogs at the ready.

4. RAF Police at ease.

5. Parade Marshal Bill Veazey, Parade Warrant Officer Dale Woolman-Lane.

6. Spectators.

7. Spectators.

8. Spectators.

9. Standards, RAF Police behind Memorial.

10. Chairman, President, Vice President, Padre.

11. Padre conducting service, Bugler waiting.

12. Band marching off.

13. Provost Marshal cutting anniversary cake.