St. Michael's Branch


The Overseas Branch of the

Royal Air Force Police Association





Alan Rusling Memorial Award




2009 Recipient






Tony Lake














Tony served in the RAF Police from 1957 to 1979. He joined the Association in 2001 becoming a member of the now defunct Western Region Branch, later becoming a Founder Member of the Wiltshire Branch. Whilst never holding Branch office Tony has been an enthusiastic and reliable supporter of all Branch activities.

In 2008 Tony was elected as Treasurer of the Association and also became Treasurer of the RAF Police Memorial Fund.

Tony was the prime mover behind Association participation in the Repatriation ceremonies at Wootton Bassett and has been 'ever present'.

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Association at all levels and to the wider RAF Police Family, Tony became the 12th recipient of the Memorial Award in 2009.

Tony continued to hold the offices of Treasurer of the Association & the Memorial Fund until 2012 when he had to stand down due to ill-health; he, however, continued to run the 'RAFPA Shop' until shortly before his death. In 2015 Tony was elected as an Association National Trustee.

Tony passed away on 15th September 2016, aged 77 years.

May he rest in peace.


September 2016




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