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This is the patch for Det 1, 6985 Security Squadron. We supported the RC-135 operations by Det 1, 98SW from June 1967 to August 1970 when we moved to RAF Mildenhall.  Submitted by Terry McNaught, SMSgt (Ret) June 1967 to August 1970. 66th Air Police Squadron patch. Submitted by Terry Horstead. 20th SPS patch. Submitted by Duane Park. 20th SPS patch, subdued version. Submitted by Colin Thurston. 7320th SPS patch. 7320th SPS patch, subdued version.

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Air Police / Security Police Shield

"Aircraft Security Police were tasked with Air Base Ground Defense.   Law Enforcement Security Police and K-9 Dog Handler Specialists, integral parts of the Security Forces Team, were also responsible for protecting U.S. Government property and personnel."
- Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

The Airman's Creed. Click to enlarge... The Airman's Creed. Click to enlarge.
According to sources...
In 1986, the 20th SPS was reorganized into the 7320th Security Police Group, with the 20th Security Police Squadron and 7320th Security Police Squadron under it. About December of 1988, the Squadron was redsignated to the 620th SPS.

The 1950's
Memories at Upper Heyford-1950-51
Sent: 12/26/08

Duane,
My name is Bernard (Ben) Gorda. On 7 June 1950, I and four other airmen from the 7503rd Base Complement Squadron, deployed from RAF Marham, were the first air policemen to arrive at Upper Heyford. In fact we had performed "leap frog" escort for the military convoy from Marham that began the USAF staffing of RAF Brize-Norton, RAF Fairford, RAF Greenham Common and RAF Upper Heyford. Another Corporal and I, were assigned by the Provost Marshal at Brize to visit the Oxford City Police and arrange for the accomodation of the future USAF town patrols. Later, at Heyford, I worked for a Lt. John T. Holman and performed duties as NCOIC Pass & ID, NCOIC Town Patrol (Bicester & Banbury) (we should have had combat pay - coping with the off-duty army engineers) and as Sgt.of the Guard. Other airmen at Heyford at the time were Cpl Stinson, Cpl Pelfry and Pfc Gene Bartels, my Best Man when I married in February 1951 to Beryl Dorrington of Kidlington; we celebrate our 58th anniversary this February. We have three children and three grandchildren. Before Marham, I had been at Burtonwood (Nov 1948 - Jan 1950). Subsequently, I served in the UK at Manston (1954-57) Brize (1959-62) and Lakenheath (1965-68,) and retired in 1969. Later, I served as The Director of Public Safety at Georgetown University; The Chief Of Police af Crofton, Maryland; Director of the National Neighborhood Watch Program for The National Sheriffs Association; Research Associate for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies; and The Director of Police & Security for The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Hopefully, this will trigger some memories and perhaps additional contributions.

Good Luck to you.

Ben


The 1960's

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This is the patch for Det 1, 6985 Security Squadron. We supported the RC-135 operations by Det 1, 98SW from June 1967 to August 1970 when we moved to RAF Mildenhall.  Submitted by Terry McNaught, SMSgt (Ret) June 1967 to August 1970. "This is the patch for Det 1, 6985 Security Squadron. We supported the RC-135 operations by Det 1, 98SW from June 1967 to August 1970 when we moved to RAF Mildenhall. The patch is very obscure, as only about 30 or so were made. We were a small detachment flying with the SAC RC-135s during that time".

Submitted by Terry McNaught, SMSgt (Ret) June 1967 to August 1970.

DET 2 Alert Facility, Building 358. Submitted by Steve Mock, MSgt, (Ret), ABR57170 Airborne Rescue Specialist DET 2, 40thARRWg, Aug 1969 - May 1973.

"Building 358 was once the Det2, 40th ARRW Alert Facility but later became the Security Police Armory and Central Security Control dispatch. An extension was added to the facility so we wouldn't have to stand in the pouring rain to check our weapons into and out of the armory. The surrounding roads were also paved with concrete, and 8-10 striped parking spaces were added on the north side." Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

Photo submitted by Steve Mock, MSgt, (Ret), ABR57170 Airborne Rescue Specialist DET 2, 40thARRWg, Aug 1969 - May 1973.

Guy A. (Tony) Smith, A2C, 3918th CDS, Jun 1964 - Jun 1966.

"...taken of me in 1964 or 1965. Not hard to see what I was doing. Maybe someone will recognize the aircraft or me. If this picture comes thru to you ok, you will see that the paint was flaking off, and I don't remember for sure where this was on the flightline."

Guy A. "Tony" Smith, A2C, 3918th CDS, Jun 1964 - Jun 1966.

Submitted by Guy A. (Tony) Smith. Guy A. (Tony) Smith

"I found this one taken at UH on 14 May 1965. This was taken after all the aircraft had left UH and we were no longer part of SAC. We were part of USAFE ,7514th Combat Support Squadron. I left UH and the Air Force in June 1966."

Submitted by Joe Foti, Sgt, 66TRW and 20th Security Police, 1969 to 1972.

"My first badge I was issused when I enlisted. I don't know how many more are around but it said Air Police instead of Security Police. I may not have it long; my son is in the 82 Air Born at Fort Bragg and I was thinking of giving it to him before he depolys to the land of sand for good luck."

Joe Foti, Sgt, 66TRW and 20th SPS, 1969 to 1972.


The 1970's

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Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "Hog" cant remember real name or who is with him, both members of the 20th SPS."

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "A" Flight, 1973 - 1977.

Scott Ptak. Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "Scott Ptak working hard."

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "A" Flight, 1973 - 1977.

Merlin Laney. Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "My little biddy buddy Merlin "Mert" Laney."

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "A" Flight, 1973 - 1977.

Merlin Laney. Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS Merlin "Mert" Laney

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "A" Flight, 1973 - 1977.

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS Wallain and Sorrells.

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "A" Flight, 1973 - 1977.

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS Bud Wallain.

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "A" Flight, 1973 - 1977.

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS Supplee and unknown.

Submitted by Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "A" Flight, 1973 - 1977.

Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight.

"Don't remember which post this was but I know it was the one everyone hated because it was closest to where we had guardmount and the first one the flight chief visited on his rounds....maybe you remember it's name."

Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, "B" Flight.

Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight.

"I think this is SP HQ."

Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, "B" Flight, 1978 - 1979.

Sleeping wherever you can during an alert. Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight.

"Sleeping wherever you can during an alert."

Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1978 - 1979.

Submitted by Earl Clark, 2168th Comm Squadron, Oct 1974 - Nov 1983. From The Vanguard - August 8, 1975

Submitted by Earl Clark, 2168th Comm Squadron, Oct 1974 - Nov 1983.

Submitted by Shane Gaster, Sgt, 20th SPS, Jun 1975 - Jun 1977. Submitted by Shane Gaster, Sgt, 20th SPS, Jun 1975 - Jun 1977. Submitted by Shane Gaster, Sgt, 20th SPS, Jun 1975 - Jun 1977. Submitted by Shane Gaster, Sgt, 20th SPS, Jun 1975 - Jun 1977. Submitted by Shane Gaster, Sgt, 20th SPS, Jun 1975 - Jun 1977.

Kopp and Andrews. Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20th SPS Kopp and Andrews.

Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20th SPS "A" Flight, Jan 1978 - Mar 1980.

unknown. Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20th SPS Unknown.

Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20th SPS "A" Flight, Jan 1978 - Mar 1980.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "The Bi-Centennial Air Show of 1976, when they had aircraft from all over NATO in."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "The Bi-Centennial Air Show of 1976, when they had aircraft from all over NATO in."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "The Bi-Centennial Air Show of 1976, when they had aircraft from all over NATO in."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "The Bi-Centennial Air Show of 1976, when they had aircraft from all over NATO in."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "Ernie having a drink with friends outside his room."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "SSgt. Gene Willis and A1C Ernie Bouchie at RAF Croughton Gate."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Randy ''Beagle'' Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977. Sending friends home the Right way

Submitted by Randy "Beagle" Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977.

Submitted by Randy ''Beagle'' Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977. Another going away party

"This time "D" Flight Security and L.E. troops say goodbye to Sgts Jack Glasser and Sgt Mike Bouchie as they prepare to head home for ETS."

Submitted by Randy "Beagle" Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977.

Submitted by Randy ''Beagle'' Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977. Circa 1976

SrA Randy Gibbs deploys "SWAT" fashion from the back of SP van while Sgt Jack Glasser observes.

Submitted by Randy "Beagle" Gibbs, 20th SPS/L.E., Sep 1975 - Aug 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "Ernie's van. It got 30 miles to the quart of oil. 20th Security Police barracks in background."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "Airman 1st Class Scott Herndon and Ernie Bouchie getting ready to leave for the Security Police Banquet."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "I think the Base Commander or the SP Commander at the banquet."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "Base Alert Time: Sgt. Ernie Bouchie looking good while protecting the base."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "Sgt. Richard "Rick" Ryan ready to protect Heyford during Alert."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "Preparing the F-111 for its next mission."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike ''Ernie'' Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE ''D'' Flight, 1975 - 1977. "Rick Ryan and Ernie Bouchie "Looking Good". Chow Hall in the background."

Submitted by Mike "Ernie" Bouchie, 20th SPS-LE "D" Flight, 1975 - 1977.

Submitted by Mike Carr, 20 SPS, Sep 1975 - Nov 1977. Submitted by Mike Carr, 20 SPS, Sep 1975 - Nov 1977. Mike Carr in his dorm room.

Submitted by Mike Carr, 20 SPS, Sep 1975 - Nov 1977.

An infamous Defensive Fighting Position somewhere around the flight line. Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978. "An infamous Defensive Fighting Position somewhere around the flight line."

Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, "A" Flight 1975 - 1978.

This is me, I just came home from work. Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978. "This is me, I just came home from work."

Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, "A" Flight 1975 - 1978. "Chow Bus" driver and then went to "C" flight and was an MSCFO, worked in CSC and alarm monitor.

Rick Johnson in his blues getting ready to PCS out.  He worked mostly the QRA tower on 'A' Flight.  He was the best man at my wedding. Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978. "Rick Johnson in his blues getting ready to PCS out. He worked mostly the QRA tower on A Flight. He was the best man at my wedding."

Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, "A" Flight 1975 - 1978.

Shane Gaster on a boat at Warwick Castle. Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978. "Shane Gaster on a boat at Warwick Castle."

Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, "A" Flight 1975 - 1978.

Brian Stanley. Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th Security Police Squadron, ''A'' Flight, 1975 - 1978. Brian Stanley.

Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th Security Police Squadron, ''A'' Flight, 1975 - 1978.

Ron Brewer. Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th Security Police Squadron, ''A'' Flight, 1975 - 1978. Ron Brewer.

Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th Security Police Squadron, ''A'' Flight, 1975 - 1978.

Buddy Wallain. Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th Security Police Squadron, ''A'' Flight, 1975 - 1978. Buddy Wallain.

Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th Security Police Squadron, "A" Flight, 1975 - 1978.

Submitted by Mike Graham, 'A' Flight, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978. "ECP on the flightline - I don't remember which one."

Submitted by Mike Graham, 'A' Flight, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978.

Submitted by Mike Graham, 'A' Flight, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978. "Mike Graham working in alternate CSC - Notice the old switchboard in the background."

Submitted by Mike Graham, 'A' Flight, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978.

Submitted by Jim McNeill, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978.

Submitted by Jim "Mac" McNeill, 20th SPS "D" Flight Security, "B" Flight Security, Training Section, Wing Evaluation Team, Base Color Guard, Security Police Tactical Neutralization Team "TNT" (First in USAFE), 1975 - 1978.

'C' Flight... before Guardmount.

Before Guardmount
1978 - "M-60 machine guns on display, "C" Flight Security Policemen chat outside the Weapons Armory at Central Security Control (CSC) before "falling into formation" for Guardmount Inspection. Left to right are Karl Preuss (front) Andy Reed (back), Mert Laney, David Allhusen, Ricky Davis and Richard "Skitch" Hendrickson. Behind and to his right may be Charles "Chuck" Welch or John Coslett. Note the "Chow Bus" in the background"

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

Submitted by Mike Graham, 'A' Flight, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978. The Chow Bus

Submitted by Mike Graham, 'A' Flight, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978.

Submitted by Mike Ingino, 'B' flight, 1979 - 1980. Inside The Chow Bus

Submitted by Mike Ingino, "B" flight, 1979 - 1980.

Submitted by Mike Graham, 'A' Flight, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978. "Of special interest to some is the infamous "Chow Bus". The Chow Bus provided a means of transporting hot meals to Security Personnel in various remote Security posts on the Flightline, and was (to me) a welcomed site on cold and rainy midnight shifts. This assignment was often a thankless job, but always appreciated!

RAF Upper Heyford Chow Bus Hall Of Fame:

  • Sgt. Ron Gibbons."I drove the chow bus for the cops in 1972, I think that was when it first started. Does anyone remember the green eggs?"
  • Louis Patterson, "D" flight between 1974 and 1976. "I drove the chow bus for "D" flight some time between 1974 and 1976. The rear end locked up and I had to carry around box lunches that everybody got sick of fast. I rermember the green eggs. The cook would put a couple of pounds of butter in them to color them. How about the S.O.S?"
  • Sgt. James "Jim" "BeeGee" Baumgartner, Swing shift "B" flight, Oct 1973 - Oct 1975
  • Bob "Finuke" Finucane, March to June. 20th SPS, Jun 1973 - Jun 1975.
  • A1C "Pat" Patrician, "C" Flight
  • A1C Joe Knopp, "D" Flight 1975 and 1976 - 20th SPS
  • Ralph "Fritz" Petersen, 20th SPS, Mar 1975 - Mar 1977
  • Mike Graham, "A" Flight, 20th SPS, 1975 - 1978
  • A1C Charles "Chuck" Welch, "C" Flight, May 1976 - Jan 1979
  • A1C Vance "The Heb" Hebda, "C" Flight
  • Bob Cleaveland, "C" Flight; Drove it from Sep 76 until Mar 78
  • A1C Alan Bogart, "C" Flight, 1977 - 1979
  • Dan Determan, "B" Flight, 1978 - 1979
  • A1C Johnny Goad, 1979 - 1981. Submitted by Al Clarke.
  • A1C Terry Settles, "C" Flight, Jan 1978 - Jan 1980
  • Allan Cadran, "C" flight, 1979 - 1980
  • Wyatt "Wyatt Erp" Lovejoy, "B" Flight, Dec 1978 - Oct 1981
  • Mike Ingino, B flight, 1979 - 1980
  • Robert Wiles, 1981 - 1983
  • Ed Lardner, "A" Flt, 1981 - 1984
  • A1C Tracy (Yoda) Scarbough, 1981 - _?_, 'B' Flight. Submitted by Stuart Poehner.

If you don't see your Chow Bus "Hall Of Famer" listed here, please submit their name and Flight to the Webmaster: Duane Park.

Submitted by Alan Bogart, 'C' Flight Security, 1977/78. Submitted by Alan Bogart, 'C' Flight Security, 1977/78. Submitted by Alan Bogart, 'C' Flight Security, 1977/78.

Captain (at that time) Mike Tinsley, Shift Commander, demonstrates proper techniques in wall search, on (then) TSgt. Donald W. Hess. From "The Vanguard", Feb. 2, 1979.
Submitted by Alan Bogart, "C" Flight Security, 1977/78.

Submitted by Alan Bogart,

Actual "C" Flight Security Police Duty Roster, Dec. 7, 1978.

Submitted by Alan Bogart, "C" Flight Security.

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Alpha 2 Entry Control Point
1977 - "A1C Witaker steps out of the Security Police Guard Shack to check Restricted Area ID Badges for proper authorization of personnel requesting access to his area of responsibility."

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.

Fairweather_&_Babington-thm.jpg Break time!
1977 - "Airman First Class (A1C) Scott "Cloudy" Fairweather (left) relieves A1C Babington from his post for a much-needed break. A1C Babington smiles because he is being releived for a break, as A1C Fairweather renders the masterful 'Come back for me or else!' expression." : )
(Just kidding!) Submitted by Duane Park.
A_Flight_QRA-thm.jpg Flight... POST!!!
"This is the "A" Flight QRA crew prior to getting on the posting bus."
Pictured are: James Yatko (Alexander), Fred Wyatt, Pedro Saiz, Johnson, Tomlinson, Mitchell, Carter, Kreible, Weis, Lambert, Kent Hill, Bryant and Dan Templeton.

Photo submitted Fred Wyatt, MSgt, (Ret.) 20th SPS, "C" Flight & "A" Flight, May 1977 - May 1981.

David_Culler-thm.jpg SP's Were Everywhere...
1978 "When on Alert Status, Security Police and Augmentee personnel were posted in every "nook and cranny" you could think of; and some you didn't know existed! Here we find A1C David Culler assigned to a patrol area near the 027 end of the runway. Note: the F-111 in the background just landed." Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.
Sgt Gary Ficken-thm.jpg On Alert...
1978 "Security Police Sgt. Gary Ficken checks on the well-being of all Close-In Sentries posted in his area of responsibility at a sheltered aircraft parking area during an Alert." Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.
The Armory...
1978 - "Security Police were issued the appropriate weapon in exchange for their Weapons Card, as well as ammunition and radios. A1C Fairweather, A1C Fullbright and A1C Kirkindall(?) Kencheloe(?) relax before the next Security Police shift reports for duty."
Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.
On Alert...
"Security Policemen A1C Babbington and A1C David Allhusen discuss their respective areas of responsibility during the Alert which occured when the U.S. was kicked out of Ethiopia in 1978." Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.
SgtGileland-thm.jpg Distribution Run...
1977 -
"Security Police SSgt. Gileland emerges from the Intell building with "distribution" (a.k.a. munchies) for the troops in his area of responsibility. What a guy!" =)

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.

Submitted by Charles Welch, 20th SPS 'C' Flight, May 1976 - Jan 1979. From "The Vanguard", October 29, 1976.

Submitted by Charles Welch, 20th SPS "C" Flight, May 1976 - Jan 1979.

Can you believe they actually TRUST me with this thing?!

Yikes; a one-striper jeep with a loaded weapon!

"Dear Family,
Things are great here at my first assignment in England. Can you believe they actually TRUST me with this thing?!"

Duane Park, Amn, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1977.

Submitted by Kirk Owen, 20th SPS, 'D' Flight, 1976 - 1978.

CSC - "Picture is in back of Central Security Control. Captain Schlattman's Vette,and the hanger where we had Guardmount when it was at night".

Submitted by Kirk Owen, 20th SPS, "D" Flight, 1976 - 1978.

Duane 'Wiz' Park, 1977.  What is he actually guarding? Fog Hat.

Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.

A1C Mike Lovette (right), 20th SPS, 'C' Flight Security... remedial training on the M-60 machine gun at RAF Croughton, 1978. Training Day at RAF Croughton...
1978
SSgt Robert Martinez (left), 20th SPS, "C" Flight Law Enforcement lends a hand to Aircraft Security personnel with remedial training on the M-60 machine gun. We were shooting blanks. A1C Mike Lovette (right) takes his turn. Notice the screwdriver on the crate in the forground? Remember to take one along on your next patrol in case you get into a firefight; you'll be glad you did! LoL!

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.

A1C Richard 'Skitch' Hendrickson (right), 20th SPS, 'C' Flight Security... remedial training on the M-60 machine gun at RAF Croughton, 1978. Training Day at RAF Croughton...
1978
A1C Richard "Skitch" Hendrickson (right) takes his turn at remedial training on the M-60 machine gun at RAF Croughton.

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.

A visit from the General. Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. A visit from the General.

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

A visit from the General. Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. A visit from the General.

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

CRA. Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. CRA

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

24 hour break. Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. 24 hour break.

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

Our Bus and BX (Base Exchange). Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978. Our Bus and BX (Base Exchange).

Submitted by Andi Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Dec 1976 - Dec 1978.

20th SPS, 'C' Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.

Duane Park, A1C, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1978.

Submitted by Jim Cooley, 20th SPS

"Circa 1979ish. 4 person TNT team pic is (from the right) SSgt Robinson, me (a lot younger and slimmer)! Jerry Temple, and I don't know the last guys name."

Submitted by Jim Cooley, 20th SPS "D" Flight Security, Dec 1977 - Dec 1980.

Submitted by Jim Cooley, 20th SPS

"Team pic of the TNT same time frame... I'm sure some folks recognize some of them... cut off on the left was "D" Flight Shift Commander at the time Lt. Edith Kiblie (spelling)... TSgt Jenkins (far right blue jacket), SSgt Larry Gilleland (rear/my old supervisor)... others I wish I could remember."

Submitted by Jim Cooley, 20th SPS "D" Flight Security, Dec 1977 - Dec 1980.

A1C Tony Wright, A1C Terry Settles, and Sgt. Richard Schultz. Submitted by Terry Settles, 20th SPS,

A1C Tony Wright, A1C Terry Settles, and Sgt. Richard Schultz.

Submitted by Terry Settles, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Chow Bus Operator, Jan 1978 - Jan 1980.

Submitted by Jonathan (last name witheld by request).

Women at arms

March 18, 1979.

Submitted by Jonathan (last name witheld by request).


The 1970's - Off Duty
Can't remember the name of the pub but it was close to base and the one we all went to. Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight.

"The 'Horse & Groom' pub was close to base and the one we all went to."

Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1978 - 1979.

Submitted by Scott Herndon, 20 SPS, 'D' Flight, Security, Mar 1975 - Mar 1977. filename dra.jpg "...at the dorm, Ernie Bouchie and myself we're roomates and our room was on the ground floor with a big ole Georgia Flag in the window, was kinda our directional finding device (before GPS)! This picture is left to right of Bill Wiebel, Scott Herndon, Ernie Bouchie, Kim Fipps, David Singer, Jack Glasser, and Jay Clements... All from "D" Flight Security. This very classified meeting took place in the dorm."

Submitted by Scott Herndon, 20 SPS, "D" Flight, Security, Mar 1975 - Mar 1977.

Joe Flaninio, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight Security, 1977. Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 'C' Flight Security, 1976 - 1978. "1977 - Joe Flaninio Relaxing in the Security Police Dorm."

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1976 - 1978.

Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight.

Dan Determan, 20th SPS, "B" Flight, by base entrance sign.

Mike Spires and Marty Frady in cop dorm. Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight.

Mike Spires and Marty Frady in cop dorm.

Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, "B" Flight, 1978 - 1979.

Richard Brown and Mike Gardner by dorms.  Note chow hall in background. Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight.

Richard Brown and Mike Gardner by dorms. Note chow hall in background.

Submitted by Dan Determan, 20th SPS, "B" Flight, 1978 - 1979.

'Choir Practice'.  Submitted by Mike Ingino, 'B' flight, 1979 - 1980. "Choir Practice"

Submitted by Mike Ingino, "B" flight, 1979 - 1980.

Submitted by Susan 'Sparky' Kincaid, 20th AMS. filename R1-E009.jpg

"Kevan Lowrence, 20th SPS at RAF Croughton."

Submitted by "Sparky" Kincaid (now Allen), 20th AMS.


The 1980's

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Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. B Flight Guardmount.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

A1C D. Sager in front of Bldg 358.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. SrA Stuart Poehner and Scarbough posing on APC with Chow Bus to the right.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. SrA Tracy Scarbough with M-60.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. SrA Poehner in APC turret with M-60 at the ready.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. SrA Tracy Scarbough manning the 60.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. SrA Poehner in APC with M-60.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Stuart Poehner

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. A1C Poehner with M-60.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. SrA (Flash) Coleman and A1C Stuart (Beserker) Poehner posing.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. Behind Bldg 358 "The Cop Shack."

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. My best Friend.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. "Asleep on the job."

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982. "View of gate shack floor and Shiney Boots."

Submitted by Stuart Poehner, 20th SPS, 'B' Flight, 1979 - 1982.

SSgt Sam Johnson. Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "SSgt Sam "Yosemite" Johnson. As I recall, he was originally from somewhere in FL."

Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1981 - 1983.

1st Lt. Tamara L. Bradley. Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "Not the best of pictures, but this was 1LT Tamara L. Bradley. She was "C" flight OIC when the picture was taken (01 OCT 82)."

Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1981 - 1983.

20th SPS, C-Flight Security, Blues Inspection (in front of the dorm), 01 OCT 82. Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "20th SPS, C-Flight Security, Blues Inspection (in front of the dorm), 01 OCT 82."

Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1981 - 1983.

SrA Ken Reed and A1C Gerald Watt (01 OCT 82). Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "SrA (barley) Ken Reed and A1C Gerald Watt (01 OCT 82)."

Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1981 - 1983.

Me, in front of the SP dorm.  I think this was 1981. Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "Me, in front of the SP dorm. I think this was 1981."

Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1981 - 1983.

A1C Robert LaGoy. Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "A1C Robert LaGoy. He FIGMO'ed to Griffis AFB, NY."

Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1981 - 1983.

Sgt John (I think) Collier. Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "Sgt John (I think) Collier. Chow bus driver and fire team leader. Talk about southern...."

Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1981 - 1983.

SrA Randy Huling (sic). Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "SrA Randy Huling (sic). He was one of us, as well as the flight clerk."

Submitted by Ken Reed, 20th SPS, "C" Flight Security, 1981 - 1983.

Submitted by Bert "...the later to be spousal unit while she was posted as an augmentee standing outside a DFP that looks like it was over in Alpha sector."

Submitted by Bert "Rowdy" Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.

Submitted by John Double, 20th CRS/Automatic Test Stations, Jul 1983 - Sep 1990. From page 10 of the "Welcome To Britain '82 - '83" information packet.

Submitted by John Double, 20th CRS/Automatic Test Stations, Jul 1983 - Sep 1990.

Submitted by Jeffery Hott, 20th SPS

Submitted by Jeffery Hott, 20th SPS "A" Flight, Apr 1981 - Apr 1984.

Click to enlarge photo. Submitted by Steven Golston, pictured on the right, 20th Security Police Squadron. The cover of the Guardian, Vol 2, No 19, May 1986.

Submitted by Steven Golston, pictured on the right, 20th Security Police Squadron.

Sgt. Sam Bagley and Sgt. Brad Ruelh. Christmas 1978. Submitted by Sam Bagley, 20th Security Police Squadron, Law Enforcement, ''A'' Flight, Jan 1982 - Sep 1985. Sgt. Sam Bagley and Sgt. Brad Ruelh. Christmas 1978.

Submitted by Sam Bagley, 20th Security Police Squadron, Law Enforcement, "A" Flight, Jan 1982 - Sep 1985.

Sgt. Ano Mussimo, Admin., 20th SPS. Christmas 1983. Submitted by Sam Bagley, 20th Security Police Squadron, Law Enforcement, ''A'' Flight, Jan 1982 - Sep 1985. Sgt. Ano Mussimo, Admin., 20th SPS. Christmas 1983.

Submitted by Sam Bagley, 20th Security Police Squadron, Law Enforcement, "A" Flight, Jan 1982 - Sep 1985.


"All these pictures are A & B flt security between 83-87. I think these are at the pub in Lower Heyford".

Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 1987

Mike Piper and Mitch Dubski. Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 198.

Mike Piper and Mitch Dubski.

Mark Kelley & Nic Whitford. Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 198.

Mark Kelley & Nic Whitford.

Mitch Dubski. Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 198.

Mitch Dubski.

Jim Geluso. Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 198.

Jim Geluso.

Mitch Dubski in the middle can't remember the names of the other two? Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 198.

Mitch Dubski in the middle can't remember the names of the other two?

Tom Keenan? Mark Kelley. Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 198.

Tom Keenan? Mark Kelley.

Laury Kelley and Steve Valencia. Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 198.

Laury Kelley and Steve Valencia.

44 man ABDD Flt just before getting on a C-141 for Germany, Reforger '85?. Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 198.

44 man ABDD Flt just before getting on a C-141 for Germany, Reforger '85?.

C-141 to Germany, Reforger '85. Mark Kelley (center) Mike Rodgers (right) Kevin ? He worked QC/training. Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20SPS/7320SPS, A & B Flts, SP Training, Jul 1983 - Jul 198.

C-141 to Germany, Reforger '85. Mark Kelley (center) Mike Rodgers (right) Kevin ? He worked QC/training.

T-shirt given out at at the base gym.  Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20 SPS, 1983 - 1987. "T-shirt given out at at the base gym.".

Submitted by Mark Kelley, 20 SPS, 1983 - 1987.


Airman Kaverman; winter of 1985. Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

Airman Kaverman; winter of 1985.

Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

Capt. Mike Prucey; Peacekeeper Team, 1986. Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

Capt. Mike Prucey; Peacekeeper Team, 1986.

Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

A1C Kaverman. Peacekeeper Team, 1986. Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

A1C Kaverman. Peacekeeper Team, 1986.

Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

A1C Kaverman cleaning weapon. Peacekeeper Team, 1986. Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

A1C Kaverman cleaning weapon. Peacekeeper Team, 1986.

Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

Article by SrA Douglas Solomon, U.S. Air Force photos by Patrick Looper. Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

Police place in Peacekeeper competition
Article by SrA Douglas Solomon, U.S. Air Force photos by Patrick Looper.

Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

Dorm Party; Rick Potter, Chris Hines, Bill Powers. D-flight, 1985. Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

Dorm Party
Rick Potter, Chris Hines, Bill Powers. D-flight, 1985.

Submitted by John Kaverman, 7320th SPS, D-Flight, Aug 1985 - Aug 1987.

Submitted by Mark Clanton, 20th SPS, Jan 1985 - Jan 1989. "Me on post right after the bombing of Libya. This is one of the roads that led into base housing."

Submitted by Mark Clanton, 20th SPS, Jan 1985 - Jan 1989.

Submitted by Mark Clanton, 20th SPS, Jan 1985 - Jan 1989.

"My son and I at one of the Air Shows that were held at RAF Upper Heyford. Since I was a Security Policeman, the police car was only natural for the photo."

Submitted by Mark Clanton, 20th SPS, Jan 1985 - Jan 1989.

Submitted by Mark Clanton, 20th SPS, Jan 1985 - Jan 1989. "This is a picture of me working the main gate to the flightline. This particular photo was on the cover of the base magazine. I do not remember the date of this photo. If anyone has a copy I would love to see it."

Submitted by Mark Clanton, 20th SPS, Jan 1985 - Jan 1989.

Submitted by Mark Clanton, 20th SPS, Jan 1985 - Jan 1989.

"This is a copy of the article that appeared in the base magazine mentioned above".

Submitted by Mark Clanton, 20th SPS, Jan 1985 - Jan 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Airman Mike Jaouen and his Girlfriend Karen, outside the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Airman and some of the locals wanting to be signed into the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Sgt. Fred Gomez & Sgt. Wayne Ried, inside the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Sgt. Tassone & Gomez, inside the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Sgt. Tassone & Gomez gambling, inside the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Airman Ricky Barber, Sgt. Tassone & Gomez, inside Night Club area of the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. SP Airmen George Lopez & Darrel Frazier on our way to London. Taken by Jerry (Mudbone) Arline III, June 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. SP Airmen George Lopez & Ricky Barber on line at the Lamplighter Inn (Chow Hall) Goofing with a Supply Hat, Winter 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Supply Airman, on line at the Lamplighter Inn (Chow Hall) Goofing with her Supply Hat. SP Airman Payton behind her, Winter 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Supply Airman, arriving to the Lamplighter Inn with friend (Chow Hall), Winter 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Taken from the top floor of the Security Police Dorm, Winter 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Local girls that were signed into the club, inside Night Club area of the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Airmen Ricky Barber & Lori, inside Night Club area of the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Airman Bob Radar (in his WHO T-Shirt) dancing with a local girl, inside Night Club area of the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. This is a panoramic shot of the dance floor (great times, Whooping it up at the club on weekends), inside Night Club area of the NCO Club, Summer 1985.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. (L - R) Airman Vonric Slaughter, Sgt. Ralph Gonzales, Sgt. Bill Hamrick, Sgt. Vandyke (Queen), ???, Sgt. ???, airman Golt, Digger, Sgt. Wayne Reid

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. The Huddle

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Airman Scott Christiansen

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Sgt. Steve Hamrick & Daughter

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Sgt. Steve Hamrick & Daughter

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Airman ??? and Lloyd Diggs (Digger)

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.

Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. Submitted by George ''Lopee'' Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989. These pictures of the June 6th, 1987 Sky Pageant, were taken by me for the Guardian (Base Paper) I still have 52 issues of the Guardian between June "85 & Jan "88. I scanned all the covers.

Submitted by George "Lopee" Lopez-Pendragon, 7320th/20th Security Police Squadron, 1985 - 1989.


Submitted by Steve Bowie, Upper Heyford 1987-1990, Captain, Security Police.

Duane:

Please find the attached Guardian article I came across while cleaning out some old boxes. The article explains an exercise we had first at Upper Heyford (Autumn Tiger), and then the following week at Lakenheath (Eastern Shield). At the time it was the largest deployment since WWII. Feel free to use this on the Upper Heyford site.

Thanks!

Steve Bowie, Upper Heyford 1987-1990
Captain, Security Police

RAF Upper Heyford OSI.  Submitted by Christopher Grider, 20th/620th SPS (Law Enforcement),1988 - 1991. RAF Upper Heyford Flightline Gate. Submitted by Christopher Grider, 20th/620th SPS (Law Enforcement),1988 - 1991. RAF Bicester - LE Desk, Bldg 1989.  Submitted by Christopher Grider, 20th/620th SPS (Law Enforcement),1988 - 1991.

Submitted by Christopher Grider, 20th/620th SPS (Law Enforcement), 1988 - 1991.

Submitted by Jonathan (last name witheld by request).

April 8, 1986

Submitted by Jonathan (last name witheld bt request).

The Guardian
Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988
Submitted by Bert "Rowdy" Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.

Front cover of 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 2. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 3. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 4. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 5. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 6. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 7. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.

'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 8. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 9. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 10. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 11. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 12. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 13. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 14. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.
'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 15. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 16. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 17. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 18. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 19. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 20. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987. 'The Guardian', Volume 4, No. 3 Jan 22, 1988; page 21. Submitted by Bert ''Rowdy'' Piper, 20th SPS, Area Supervisor / BISS Operator, Oct 1983 - Oct 1987.

On patrol in a K Car (ugh). Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

On patrol in a K Car (ugh).

Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Sgt. Ford at RAF Upper Heyford. Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Sgt. Ford at RAF Upper Heyford.

Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Sgt. Ford... what a poser. Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Sgt. Ford... what a poser.

Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Spring 1988, RAF Croughton. Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Spring 1988, RAF Croughton.

Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Training at Gate 1. Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Training at Gate 1.

Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Training at Gate 1. Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Training at Gate 1.

Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Wake up, Mark. Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Wake up, Mark.

Submitted by David Ford, 20 SPS (LE), Jan 1984 - Jun 1988.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Jeff, "D" Flight Security, Dorm 440 and Lloyd Diggs (Digger).

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

From the Mike Jaouen Collection.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

1985 - 1986

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

1986. From the Mike Jaouen Collection.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Lloyd Diggs, 1985 after soccer game, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Jeff, "D" Flight Security. 1985

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Bob Rader, 1985, Dorm 440.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

"D" Flight Boys (Security), all dressed up for Air Show, 1986.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Control Tower, 1986.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Armory and CSC, 1986.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

1986. From the Mike Jaouen Collection.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

"D" Flight Security Member, all dressed up for Air Show.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

1986. From the Mike Jaouen Collection.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Security Hanger where Guardmount was conducted. 1985 - 1986

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, .

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Stan and Gomez, Dorm 590, 1984.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Mike Jaouen and Al Landale, "D" Flight Security. 1985, Dorm 440.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Scott, "D" Flight Security, 1985, Dorm 440.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Rec Room, Dorm 440. Scott and ____?____, 1985.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Mike Jaouen, Dorm 440.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Mike and Al going to work, "D" Flight Security. Dorm 440. November 1984.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Dorm 598, November 1984.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Al Landale, winter, 1984.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

1986. From the Mike Jaouen Collection.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

"D" Flight Security Boys, parking lot of Gym and Bowling Alley, 1986.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Passenger side: Jeff Laramore, "D" Flight Security, 1986.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

"D" Flight Security member, 1986.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS.

Scott Christiansen, Dorm 440, winter, 1984.

Submitted by Mike Jaouen, 20 SPS, "D" Flight Security.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

May 1988 NATO TAC Eval
Outside Building 100/L.E. Desk

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

"FYI, I've IDd the subject in one of the photos on the UH web page. In the Security Police section you have a photo sent in by John Geruntino titled "May 1988 NATO TAC EVAL Outside Building 100/LE Desk" The cammoed and chem suited guy in the photo is Law Enforcement SSgt George Johnson from SP/QC, who was my supervisor for a while". - Erik Forry, 20th SPS Law Enforcement, January 1988 to January 2000.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

"A1C Scott Humphries (Left) and A1C Rodney Held (right). RAF Upper Heyford, May 1988. NATO TAC Eval."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

"Copy of the cover of our handbooks we all had to carry during alerts."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991. Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Security Police Victorious at Peacekeeper Challenge '89
June 30, 1989

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Son of a Gun
19 October 1989

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Eric Forry
October 4, 1989

"A1C Eric Forry, just getting ready to Post Out during an alert. This is when things were winding down in the Cold War as we were no longer required to wear our Chem Suits."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Col. Lee A. Downer, 1989
July 1988 - February 1990, commander, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Station Upper Heyford, England.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Click to see official USAF biography (opens a new window). Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, ''C'' Flight, Nov 1976 - Nov 1978.

Col. Alan R. Metzler

Shift Commander, 20th Security Police Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, RAF Upper Heyford, United Kingdom, Jul 1989 – Jun 1992.

Source: www.defenselink.mil

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, "C" Flight, Nov 1976 - Nov 1978.

Col. Randall J. Richert, USAF. Click to see official USAF bio. Opens in a new window. Col. Randall J. Richert, USAF

1st Lt-Capt, 620th SPS and the 20th SPS, Shift Commander of B and D flights as well as Exec for Lt Col Russ Daisley, the 20th SFG CC. Oct 1989 - Aug 1991.


The 1990's

Send in your 1990's era stuff!

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

"One of the new (at that time) bunkers in Alpha Sector, 1990."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

"Me in one of the "new" bunkers on the Flightline."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

"Up in the LE Desk 1990 (I forget his name)."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

September 1990

"20th SPG Dining Out."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Mural painted by John Geruntino in the hallway of the LE Bldg.

"... my mural is a sarcastic "Mad magazine" type dig at SP Investigations. This was before political correctness, as our CSP at the time loved it. This character is of no one in particular and any resemblance is a coincidence. (I would often do these types of caricature drawings of our squadron personnel on British cricket bats and then have people in their unit sign it and we'd give it to them as a going away present. Once the others found out, I got "tasked" by other squadrons to do this. I even was tasked to do one for the SrNCO Security Police/3rd Air Force and the CSP of all USAFE cops when he came to a dining out at Heyford. When I first got stationed at RAFUH, I use to draw caricature drawings of the "back office" SrNCO's on the guard mount room chalkboard during the midnight shift. When they came to work in SP Admin in the morning, after I was off duty, I heard they got a kick out of it, but since I was new they never did figure out who the ghost artist was…not for a couple of months, anyway!)"

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Mural painted by John Geruntino

"That mural is actually on the back wall in the "RAF Upper Heyford" room at the NCO Leadership School at RAF Upwood, UK. Each classroom there is named after a 3rd AF base and it's up to the respective base to decorate their room. I was "tasked" by Heyford's SrNCO to go up there and paint it."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Mural painted by John Geruntino (pictured)

"Me and my mural in the RAF UH Room at RAF Upwood's NCO Leadership School."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by Lee Vaughan, 20th SPS, Nov 1992- May 1994. Submitted by Lee Vaughan, 20th SPS, Nov 1992- May 1994.
Submitted by Craig Lifton, 20th SPS.

Bravo Flight, 1992.

Submitted by Craig Lifton, 20th SPS.

Submitted by Craig Lifton, 20th SPS.

20th SPS Upper Heyford.

Submitted by Craig Lifton, 20th SPS.

Submitted by Craig Lifton, 20th SPS.

Upper Heyford Armory.

Submitted by Craig Lifton, 20th SPS.


The 2000's
Submitted by Nigel Dawe, The Ridgeway Military & Aviation Research Group.

Sign on 20th SP Sqdn Building at main gate.

Submitted by Nigel Dawe, Research Historian, The Ridgeway Military & Aviation Research Group, based at RAF Welford, Newbury, Berkshire.

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20th Ground Combat Skills Training murial.

Photo taken by Marty Bindloss, 23 April 2001.

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"Some one may recognise these paintings."

Submitted by Marty Bindloss, 23 April 2001.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement 'D' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

May 2002

"Looking North."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

The Bellows Family at Upper Heyford.

"My wife and I were in England visiting our girls in London this past May. We decided to take a trip to the base and show the girls where I was stationed. The museum was wonderful and we had a chance to explore around the base a little. Ended up at the old SP Hdqtrs and found a sign for the 20th SPS. It was fun."

Submitted by Trip Bellows, Sgt, 20th SPS, Jun 1970 - Sep 1972.

"These are some shots of the cop facilities. Well, what I could get anyway. The 20th SPG sign that used to be on the side of the LE Desk is now sitting in a hallway inside. I had put the award wall together at Col. Daisley's request in '91 and redid the base relief shield across from the LE Desk. That side of the building isn't used anymore and in a great state of disrepair, unfortunately. I don't remember who did the montage on the wall but always admired it, hence the picture. I didn't get any pictures of RAF Bicester but did drive past. A lot of the buildings have been refurbished and are again in use, although not by the USAF."

Regards,
Wayne Dodson

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure. Cop Shop (side).
21 July 2004

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure. Cop Shop (front).
21 July 2004

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure. Cop Shop wall.
21 July 2004

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Notes & Quotes
"(just for trivia sake, in that mural the SP with the sunglasses is SSgt. Kirk Mann and the female in the lower right corner is A1C Chrissie Godley, both K-9 handlers)."
Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure. Cop Shop wall.
21 July 2004

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure. Cop Shop Shield.
21 July 2004

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure. Cop Shop Sign.
21 July 2004

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure. SPS OPS.
21 July 2004

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure. SPS Training.
21 July 2004

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure. SPS Training.
21 July 2004

Submitted by Wayne Dodson, 20th SPS, Jan 1991 - Base Closure.


Reunions - Security Police Squadron
Submitted by Mike Benedict, 20th SPS, May 1975 - Jun 1977. 20th SPS members at the August 12, 2006 Reunion at RAF Upper Heyford.

Front Row, left to right; Mike Benedict, ________, ________, ________.
Back Row, left to right; ________, ________, ________, ________.

Submitted by Mike Benedict, 20th SPS, May 1975 - Jun 1977.

Former RAF Upper Heyford Security Policemen Reunite After 32 Years

Former RAF Upper Heyford Security Policemen Mike Graham (left) and Bud Wallain (right) reunite after 32 years. "This is a picture of Mike Graham (left) and Bud Wallain (right) taken 05-09-08 at a rest stop near Boardman, Or. We had not seen each either for 32 years. We had been e-mailing each other and I just happened to be passing through, coming back from Las Vegas, so I called him and he met me at the rest stop. We got a woman to take the picture."

Submitted by Mike Graham, 20th SPS, "A" Flight, 1975 - 1978.

Bud Wallain, 20th SPS "A" Flight, 1973 - 1977.

Former RAF Upper Heyford Security Policemen Reunite After 33 Years

Duane Park & Ken Bachman reunite at the Park residence in April 2011. Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976-1978. Duane Park & Ken Bachman reunite at the Park residence in Plano, Texas, April 2011.

"The last time we had seen each other was 33 years ago at RAF Upper Heyford. During that time, Ken and I traveled to Grindelwald, Switzerland and Menorca, Spain."

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976-1978.


HISTORY OF THE AIR POLICE & SECURITY POLICE BADGE

SP_Badge-thm.gif When the Air Force separated for the Army in 1947, its police--still called Military Police--continued to wear the old MP brassard, or armband, even after the name changed to Air Police in November 1948, but a new brassard gradually replaced the older one. For several reasons, many in the career field did not esteem the brassard; it wrinkled, slipped down on the sleeve, and twisted to hide the letters. Since Officers of the Day, Airdrome Officers, and other "temporaries" wore similar brassards, the Air Police repeatedly requested a shield to replace the brassard and to underscore their permanency.

In their enthusiasm for the idea of a shield, some persons had unofficial ones made and presumably wore them, against regulations. Many examples of these may be found in private collections and at the Security Police Museum at Lackland AFB, TX. We do not always know when and where they were produced nor when and where they were worn, if ever. Nevertheless, the desire to replace the brassard with a shield grew within the career field and finally produced official action.

In Oct 1956, the Air Provost Marshal, HQ/USAF requested and received permission to design and field test a shield. By May 1957 this process was completed and units in three MAJCOMS (MATS, SAC, and USAFE) received 400 prototype shields for 60- to 90-day trials. These shields resembled the ones worn today except that they were silver-plated, had blue and white inlays in the Air Force crest, and "Air Police" in the banner under the eagle's talons. Also, the shield was attached to the uniform by three pins and held there by clasps. Unfortunately, the color inlays often chipped and broke out of the crest, which marred the appearance, while the pins bent and broke off. In February 1959, the Air Police badge was redesigned, eliminating the inlays and the pins were replaced by a safety clasp similar to civilian police badges, the shields were mass produced and distribution began to the units in the field. Until 1960, when the last units received their shields, AP units continued to wear brassards.

The Air Police became the Security Police in November 1966 and a new shield had to be designed and manufactured. Presumably to reduce costs, they were made of base silver-colored metal without silver-plating, the new shield resembled the old superficially, but the new banner inscription read "Security Police." During the transition period, however, many continued to wear Air Police shields until the new version finally replaced them by the fall of 1968. The Security Police became the Security Forces in July 1997, but the shield has not been redesigned; so, it retains "Security Police" in the banner.


The Lighter Side...

"You Might Be a UH Security Policeman if..."

1. ...you know how many rivets are in the tail section of an F-111 (or any other bird).

2. ...you've ever sought warmth from the exhaust vent of a "Lite-All Unit".

3. ...you know what a "Boxed Nasty" is.

4. ...you've ever been hungry enough to WANT to EAT a Boxed Nasty!

5. ...you know what a 10-100 is!

6. ...you've ever stood in the exhaust of any running aircraft to get warm.

7. ...your favorite part of the midnight shift is making a "distribution run" to Base Ops.

Submitted by:
Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

"You Might Be a UH Security Policeman if..."

1. ...you remember what "Frozen milk" is.

2. ...you "Looked forward" to a training day at Croughton.

3. ...you can remember that a "Funny Car Rally" was not a day at the Pomona Raceway!!!.

4. ...you can even remember the scent of JP-4 Jet Fuel.

5. ...you know what an "Aardvark Amble" is.

6. ...you remember what a "Flight Exercise" was.

7. ...you remember where the "Clearing Barrel" was.

8. ...you know when the "Chow Bus" was due at your post.

9. ...you know what the "Chow Bus" is.

10. ...you know what "Guardmount" meant.

Submitted by:
Randy A. ("BEAGLE") Gibbs

"You Might Be a UH Security Policeman if..."

1. ...you know the real purposes of a lite-all unit

2. ...you actually look forward to a flight level exercise on a mid shift

3. ...you can drive you vehicle at a 45 degree angle along the length of a blast shield

4. ...you participated in "choir practice"

5. ...you have played baseball, with a tennis ball, between alert birds

6. ...you ever had to put on a quick start gas mask because you got stuck behind some alert KC-135s during a klaxon......

Submitted by:
Ron Dankmyer,
Fargo, ND
(20th SPS, Dec 1992 - Dec 1993, Base Closure)

"You Might Be a UH Security Policeman if..."

1. ...you've ever crossed the active runway at a high rate of speed in a posting bus.

2. ...you've gotten more sleep in a peacekeeper than you did at home.

3. ...you ever choked on an omelet in the QRA while hearing the words..."Scramble, Scramble, Scramble"

4. ...you ever nearly knocked yourself out while trying to get an M60 machine gun mounted in the turret of a peacekeeper.

5. ...you know what the term "Club Hook" means.

6. ...the squeaky hangar door blows your cover while trying to discreetly join guardmount after coming in late.

7. ...you've ever poured large amounts of water over your head to stay awake while posted on Quebec 19 after a night out on the town.

8. ...you studied for the Squadron pee test.

Submitted by:
Scott A. Bentley, 20th SPS, Apr 1983 - Apr 1985.

"You Might Be a UH Security Policeman if..."

1. ...you ever figured out and climbed to the top of the Hardened Shelters just for funzies. (Guilty!!)

2. ...you where so bored you chased the rabbits at 3am in front of the WSA (I finally caught one of them little bastards!)

3. ...you've ever played "Coke Can Tag" with 1008's (Diesel chevy pick-ups. I was the "Gunner")

4. ...you ate beans/omlets/milk from the Vanco (old Q alert) just so you can "Gas" everyone out in the peacekeeper. NOTE: (Sgt. J@ck@ss was breaking wind left and right. Thought he was really funny until Mr. Lactose intolerant me arrived on the scene! By the way, we evacuated the PK faster then we did during the "Flight Excersise" just 45 minutes earlier, tee hee)

5. ...you read Steven King's "IT" on a foggy night in the WSA on IVA (Individual Visual Assesment) and started to hear funny noises? NOTE: (True one, I was a new troop and the ART's in the WSA wanted to have alittle fun with me. Would climb the berm and "Tap" with their feet on top of my gate shack.)

Submitted by:
Anthony King, 7320th SPS, Nov 1986 - 1988.


Notes & Quotes
Memories at Upper Heyford-1950-51
Sent: 12/26/08

Duane,
My name is Bernard (Ben) Gorda. On 7 June 1950, I and four other airmen from the 7503rd Base Complement Squadron, deployed from RAF Marham, were the first air policemen to arrive at Upper Heyford. In fact we had performed "leap frog" escort for the military convoy from Marham that began the USAF staffing of RAF Brize-Norton, RAF Fairford, RAF Greenham Common and RAF Upper Heyford. Another Corporal and I, were assigned by the Provost Marshal at Brize to visit the Oxford City Police and arrange for the accomodation of the future USAF town patrols. Later, at Heyford, I worked for a Lt. John T. Holman and performed duties as NCOIC Pass & ID, NCOIC Town Patrol (Bicester & Banbury) (we should have had combat pay - coping with the off-duty army engineers) and as Sgt.of the Guard. Other airmen at Heyford at the time were Cpl Stinson, Cpl Pelfry and Pfc Gene Bartels, my Best Man when I married in February 1951 to Beryl Dorrington of Kidlington; we celebrate our 58th anniversary this February. We have three children and three grandchildren. Before Marham, I had been at Burtonwood (Nov 1948 - Jan 1950). Subsequently, I served in the UK at Manston (1954-57) Brize (1959-62) and Lakenheath (1965-68,) and retired in 1969. Later, I served as The Director of Public Safety at Georgetown University; The Chief Of Police af Crofton, Maryland; Director of the National Neighborhood Watch Program for The National Sheriffs Association; Research Associate for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies; and The Director of Police & Security for The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Hopefully, this will trigger some memories and perhaps additional contributions.

Good Luck to you.

Ben

Submitted by Fitzhugh L. Whitfield, August 2002
Major, USAF Retired
Tempe, Arizona

Part One:
"I was stationed at Upper Heyford in the middle 1950s with the Air Police Squadron. Some of the officers were Major Alva Murray, Captain Jay Quick, Lt. William Luckett, myself Lt. Fitzhugh L. Whitfield, Lt. Bob Stoller, Lt Dave Wells and Lt. Lyman King. I was stationed there when I met my wife to be. She is from Scarborough, Yorkshire and we will soon celebrate our 48th Wedding Anniversary. If you know where any of the fellows listed above, would love to know their whereabouts. We were a SAC Installation at the time.

Fitzhugh L. Whitfield USAF Retired since 1967

Part Two:
"I was part of the Air Police Squadron and was always assigned to the flight line security. We supported B-47s that operated out of the states. We use to get Air Police reinforcements from various bases in the U. S. for a thirty day or maybe 60 day rotations. Our permanent party enlisted personnel had to go into the barracks and make up beds in a military form so that the TDY Air Police personnel would not have to make up their beds and could get rest as soon as possible after landing. The permanent party people resented having to do that. One TDY group arrived with freshly made beds and prepared for bed and sleep quickly after landing. We found out that our permanent party people had short sheeted all the beds. Of course there was a half assed attempt to find the guilty but it was impossible to do so. The officers and non-coms had a good laugh about this incident.

I also remember that our Base Adjutant was Major John Gottee. He was assigned duty as a summary court marial officer to try one of the prisoners. Major Gottee used the back cell of the jail part to conduct the trial. When he found the airman guilty and sentenced him, he informed the airman that he could leave. The airman closed the cell door and locked it. Major Gottee was locked in that cell for a pretty good time because no one could hear him as that portion of the jail was not a well traveled area. The people that knew about the incident got a good laugh about it.

One of the photos that you have on the web site is the entrance to the base. One of Major Millers airman came off the main road drunk with the driver side door not secured and as he turned right into the entrance, the door flew open and out slid the airman onto the concrete. The vehicle continued to travel for another fifty yards or so before hitting something and coming to a stop. The driver was not injured just a few scratches."

Fitzhugh Whitfield

Submitted by Duane Park
20th Security Police Squadron
Nov 1976 - Nov 1978

I believe there are many stories and experiences yet untold about life on base and about working on the Flightline. As a Security Policeman assigned to aircraft security in the mid 1970's, we would hear about and respond to in-flight emergencies of F-111's on approach. On these rare occasions, the SP's were sent to stop USAF traffic at both vehicle crossovers near each end of the runway. This also gave us a front row seat to watch the outcome of the emergency-stricken aircraft touching down. One such instance occurred as an in-bound F-111 reported no control on the aircraft flaps. No one knew what to expect as far as how much control the pilot would have over the "Bird" (as we used to call them) during the attempt to land. Consequently, the aircraft came in with its nose up a little steep, and as it touched down on the runway, the arrestor hook on the rear of the airplane scrapped the runway surface, sending a 20-30 foot high rooster-tail of sparks into the air. The aircraft rolled for quite a distance on its two rear wheels before the nose wheel finally touched down on the runway. No one was hurt but the incident made for quite a show.



Memorabilia
Some Heyford memorabilia you may be interested in seeing. I found my old jacket I bought in 1988. I've only worn it once, actually, and it's in brand new condition. I thought you might like to see the embroidery on it.

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

20th SPG Commemorative Belt Buckle - 1990

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement ''D'' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991. Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Sidebar: SECURITY POLICE BADGE

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement ''D'' Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991. "I saw this on Ebay. $100. I guess this is what the SP's on Air Force One wear. Interesting."

Submitted by John Geruntino, 20th SPS, Law Enforcement "D" Flight, Nov 1986 - Feb 1991.

Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20 SPS Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20 SPS Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20 SPS

Duane,
I've included pictures of a SP T-shirt, that I believe was done in 1979. If I remember correctly, I believe Brian Lambert (A-flight) was behind the making of the shirt. I thought you might enjoy seeing it, as a former SP.

Submitted by Stuart Ernst, 20 SPS "A" Flight, Jan 1978 - Mar 1980.

Submitted by Duane Park, 20th SPS, 1976 - 1978.

I saw this at auction on www.ebay.com in 2008.



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