St. Michael's Branch


The Overseas Branch of the

Royal Air Force Police Association



St. Michael's Branch Members

"Remembering" Worldwide


In the centre is Andy Smith (Dubai) on Horseguards Parade

prior to the 2021 Remembrance Day Parade.









John Reid (France) with his grandson Oscar

Remembrance Sunday 2021, Royal Hillsborough.









John Reid paying his annual respects at Grun Bordas (France) on 16th February 2021.



John Reid at St.Front la Riviere (France), Armistice Day 2020.











John Reid at St.Front la Riviere (France), Armistice Day 2018.












Andy Smith (left) on Horseguards Parade prior to the 2018 Remembrance Day Parade.











John Reid at Grun Bordas (France) on 16th February 2018 remembering

the crew of an RAF Stirling aircraft which crashed after delivering weapons to

the Resistance on 16th February 44.



John Armfield with the Adjutant of the French Parachute Regiment Association

Verfeil sur Seye, France, Armitice Day 2017.



John Reid at the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery (Cognac)

remembering aircrew of 23 (Mosquito) & 189 (Lancaster) Squadrons.

27th September 2017



Battle of Britain Service, Simon's Town, September 2017.

Neil Rusling with the RAFA Area Standard followed by

Nick Burton with the RAFA Cape Town Branch Standard.

(A white beret takeover)



Steve Lamacraft (L), Remembrance Day Parade, Gibraltar.

Sunday 13th November 2016



John Armfield at the Armistice Day Ceremony at Verfeil sur Seye, France,

11th November 2016





John Reid with the RAFA Contingent at a ceremony to commemorate

the first time that SOE agents parachuted into France on 10/11 October 1941

in the Lagudal, Beleymas (Bergerac) Region of S.W.France.

(20th October 2016)







Neil Rusling parading the RAFA South African Area Standard at the

Battle of Britain Memorial Service on Sunday 11th September 2016.

(SA Navy Chapel Simon's Town)



John Armfield & Neil Rusling paying their respects to 4 members of

the Maquis who were executed on 14th July 1944 for assisting S.O.E.

(Castlenau de Montmieal, France, 12th May 2016)



John Reid at the Grun-Bordes War Memorial, France, following a ceremony remembering the 7

Aircrew who perished whilst undertaking a mission for S.O.E. on the night of 15/16 February 1944.

(16th February 2016)



Steve Lamacraft as part of the Guard of Honour at the Gibraltar Armistice Day Parade 2015,

in the presence of  the Deputy Mayor of Gibraltar (the young lady - a former Miss World)



John Armfield waiting to lay a wreath at the Verfeil sur Seye, France,

War Memorial, Armistice Day 2015.

John Reid with the Mayor of St. Front la Riviere,

France, following the Armistice Day Ceremony 2015



Remembrance Ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves

cemetery, Berlin, November 2015, attended by Lutz Sobisiak




Deryk Stronach lays the RAFPA wreath at the Singapore Memorial in memory

of  the 10 RAFP who perished in the Malaya air crash in 1946 (September 2015)



Phill Rendell, Rotorua, New Zealand.

ANZAC Day 100th Anniversary, April 2015.





Neil Rusling prior to the Botha Boys memorial service, Cape Town, March 2015.

The Botha Boys Memorial, The Foreshore, Cape Town.












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