Friday, 20 July 2012

Compromised e-mail account

Managed to get on line so John is prevented from sending emails to the group and I will sort it out on Monday

Steve Cattell

Sent from my iPad

On 20 Jul 2012, at 09:57, "Paul Donovan" <> wrote:

Dear All
This is another instance of a compromised e-mail account – this explains what has happened:

Not sure if Steve D has access to the Executive Council mailbox in Steve C’s absence, but John Brooke’s account should be disabled whilst he takes back control of his email account, changing his password etc.
Best wishes  Paul - NWB
From:[] On Behalf Of John Brookes
Sent: 20 July 2012 09:43
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: [executive_council] HI
Hope you get this on time, I made a trip to Mallorca, Spain and had my bag stolen from me with my passport and credit cards in it. The embassy is willing to help by letting me fly with a temporary on-board passport, I just have to pay for a ticket and settle Hotel bills. Unfortunately for me, I can't have access to funds without my credit card, I've made contact with my bank but they need more time to come up with a new one. I was thinking of asking you to lend me some quick funds that I can give back as soon as I get in. I really need to be on the next available flight.
Western Union transfer is the best option to send money to me. Let me know if you need my details(Full names/location) to make the transfer. You can reach me via email or the hotel front desk phone number: +34 632 745 086
I await your response..
John Brookes

Friday, 13 July 2012

The following books by Stephen R Davies are now available in electronic format and are available from Amazon's Kindle Store for a fraction of the price of the hard copies. In addition, once ordered on-line they will be delivered to your Kindle reader or PC within seconds. If you do not have a Kindle reader then you can dowload a free Kindle application to read Kindle e-books on your PC or laptop;

'Fiat Jusitia' A History of the Royal Air Force Police [Kindle Edition]



THE 'GREAT ESCAPE' STALAG LUFT III [Kindle Edition] £ 6-38

ROYAL AIR FORCE POLICE - AT WAR [Kindle Edition] - £ 6-50

The History of Royal Air Force Police Dogs [Kindle Edition] £ 6-49

Also now out as a hard copy only: “WHITECAP TWO-FIVE” A Royal Air Force Policeman’s experiences at home and abroad, 1975-2000: In this entertaining and impressively extensive 940,00-word memoir, Steve Davies looks back on his eventful 25-year career in the RAF Police from 1975 to 2000, during which time he worked at various locations in the United Kingdom and overseas as far afield as Germany, Belize, Ascension Island and New Zealand. In the course of his career Steve would be involved in a wide variety of police work, from routine security duties to specialist criminal investigation and anti-drug operations. Along the way he would learn a great deal about police procedures, teamwork and personnel management, knowledge which was put to good use when he became an instructor at the Airman's Command School and later the RAF Police Training School. Policing is, of course, serious work and this is reflected in much of the narrative, in which Steve details the challenges and problems he faced, both in fighting crime and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues, subordinates and superiors, which frequently called for all the inventiveness and ingenuity he could muster. There are many lighter moments too, when Steve recalls some of the humorous situations he encountered in the line of duty and these are described with a mischievous sense of humour that is also evident the pranks and practical jokes that he and his colleagues were fond of playing on one another. This book is, of course, highly recommended to any former RAF policemen, who will no doubt find within its pages much to remind them of their own experiences, while those who are young and inexperienced will find that it contains a great deal of valuable information and good advice. But you do not have to be a policeman or even a military veteran to enjoy Steve’s articulate and amusing tales of his years in uniform, which contain plenty of entertainment value for readers of all ages and persuasions. More information can be obtained from

Just out.....

Thursday, 23 February 2012

With the return of RAFPA Webmaster Steve Cattell, normal service is resumed on  -  This site will be activated again in the future as and when neccessary....... Steve Davies

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The e-book "ROYAL AIR FORCE POLICE - AT WAR" has been published to the Kindle Store and is already available for readers to purchase here:

Monday, 20 February 2012

Repatriation notification

We have been advised by RAF Brize Norton that the repatriation of Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin of the Royal Airforce Regiment, will take place onThursday 23rd February 2012.

The plane will land at approx 2:00pm and the cortege will pass by the Memorial Garden at approx 4:00pm, reaching the John Radcliffe at around 4:45pm.

Norton Way will be closed from approx 1.00pm, whilst Station Road, Brize Norton, will be closed for approximately 10 minutes once the cortege leaves Britannia Gate at RAF Brize Norton.

There will be road closures in place at the Marston Ferry Road / Cherwell Drive Junction, Marston Road / Cherwell Drive Junction, and by mini roundabout by the entrance to the John Radcliffe Hospital. Please expect severe delays in this area whilst the road closures are in operation.

 The weather forecast for Thursday is that it is expected to be warm with sunny spells. Please note that times are subject to change at short notice and we advise that you check again by visiting or call 01865 816345. 

Saturday, 18 February 2012

I am sorry to tell you that Eddie Milne had a massive stroke during the night of Wed/Thu.
He was admitted to the QMC then transferred to the Stroke Unit (Berman One) at the City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham.
I visited yesterday and his condition is serious but stable.
I have been asked by the family that they do not want calls to the house or hospital
They will keep me informed and I will pass on that info.
Get well soon Eddie

John Curtis RAFPA

Friday, 17 February 2012

Hello all,

Very sorry to say that Tony Lake, the RAFPA Treasurer, has been taken into hospital unexpectedly and is having an operation this afternoon (Friday). It has been found that he has a blood clot in his arm and another in his aorta.
His daughter Samantha will keep me up to date - as I will you - as and when.  Let's give him lots of thought and best wishes.

Ted Hellewell RAFPA Chairman

Update 21 Feb 2012:

At 2020 hrs this evening when the 'phone rang, I was very surprised to hear Tony on the line. He sounded very chirpy and explained that he was in good hands at the hospital and most of his treatment so far has been exploratory. Some of the problem may be to do with the major operation he had some 18 years ago involving his aorta and other circulatory problems, but as yet to be confirmed. He asked me to pass on his many thank yous' to all of those who have asked after him and that he hopes that it will not be too many weeks before they let him out.  I will update you again at the end of the week, unless you don't need me to do so.

Take care as always.... Ted Hellewell RAFPA Chairman