St. Michael's Branch


The Overseas Branch of the

Royal Air Force Police Association





Alan Rusling Memorial Award




2003 Recipient






Mitch O'Neill














Mitch served in the RAF Police from 1959 to 1968; he joined the Association in 1996 and is a Life Member. He is a Founder Member of the Hants & Dorset Branch, assisting David Wardell to turn the Branch into a great success which included the hosting of the 2000 National AGM & Reunion in Bournemouth.

In late 2001 Mitch assumed editorship of the Association newsletter "The Griff" totally transforming it; what very knew was that in addition to his editorial duties he also arranged for the printing and packaged and dispatched the copies to members himself!

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Assocation, at National & Branch levels, he became the 6th recipient of the award in 2003.

Mitch remains as the Griff Editor; he has also arranged two very successful National AGMs & Reunions in Portsmouth (2015 & 2016).


August 2016




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