St. Michael's Branch


The Overseas Branch of the

Royal Air Force Police Association





Alan Rusling Memorial Award



1999 Recipient






Alan Roberts














Alan served in the RAF Police from 1951 to 1956. He joined the RAF Police Association in 1996 becoming a member of the North West Area Branch. He was elected as Branch Secretary in 1998. Due to unforeseen circumstances the organiser of the Blackpool Reunion was forced to stand down in early 1999 and without hesitation Alan took over; he very quickly mastered the complexities of organising such an event as well as having to find a new venue.

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the North West Area Branch Alan became the second recipient of the Alan Rusling Memorial Award in 1999.

Alan continued to organise the Blackpool Reunion for a further 5 years and remained as Branch Secretary for many more. He was a valued member of the Association Executive Council during his period in office.


August 2016




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