RAF Police receive Afghanistan medals

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Ministry of Defence said:
The Royal Air Force's 2 (Tactical) Police Squadron (2 TPS) have been on parade at RAF Henlow to receive campaign medals for their recent tour in Afghanistan.

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Travelgall

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The squadron worked alongside Royal Tongan Marines and the US Marines in ensuring the base, with a population of 30,000 military and civilian personnel, remained safe. One of the most important tasks performed by the RAF Police at Camp Bastion is ensuring that the high number of military and civilian convoys, which arrive and depart from the base daily, remain safe and present no threat. This is achieved at the main entry point (MEP) by a systematic series of checks and searches, each of which gives an increased level of assurance as the vehicle or pedestrian approaches the RAF Police position.

"Right Achmed. You see how we've balanced this pole with a counter weight. When a vehicle comes up to it you push down. And when it drives through you pull the pole back up. Got it... Now stick the brews on".
 
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Move along now, nothing to see here. Move along!
 
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"Combat" Community Policing? Inside the wire?! The mind boggles...

I hope that when the blokes who work in the Bastion stores receive their campaign medals they also get an article on the MOD website. Given that like this lot they also do not leave camp, it seems reasonable that they too should get their (probably more vital) efforts recognised.
 
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Biscuits_AB

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'Tactical Police Sqn'! What a load of tosh, the RAF calls anything that wears Greens/Camo tactical .............why FFS? Take TCW (Tactical Comms Wing) aka Two Cnuts and a Wireless!!!
Tactical Entry & Egress Specialist...one **** and a barrier!
 
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Tactical Entry & Egress Specialist...one **** and a barrier!
'Two Cs and a Wireless ' I can handle but please don't put TCW and the RAF Pigs in the same sentence... and yes it is embarrassing the way that everyone in the RAF has gone "Tactical" all of a sudden. The Wing has been ' as is' since the 60s.
 
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One of the most important tasks performed by the RAF Police at Camp Bastion is ensuring that the camp speed limit is observed.
 
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Tinman74

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The squadron worked alongside Royal Tongan Marines and the US Marines in ensuring the base, with a population of 30,000 military and civilian personnel, remained safe. One of the most important tasks performed by the RAF Police at Camp Bastion is ensuring that the high number of military and civilian convoys, which arrive and depart from the base daily, remain safe and present no threat. This is achieved at the main entry point (MEP) by a systematic series of checks and searches, each of which gives an increased level of assurance as the vehicle or pedestrian approaches the RAF Police position.

"Right Achmed. You see how we've balanced this pole with a counter weight. When a vehicle comes up to it you push down. And when it drives through you pull the pole back up. Got it... Now stick the brews on".
So the RAF Regiment were based around the EFI, in a close defence posture?
 
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Think about it - if they didn't do their naff jobs - who would? Us !!! Leave them to it and praise them so they want to do it again
 
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"Combat" Community Policing? Inside the wire?! The mind boggles...

I hope that when the blokes who work in the Bastion stores receive their campaign medals they also get an article on the MOD website. Given that like this lot they also do not leave camp, it seems reasonable that they too should get their (probably more vital) efforts recognised.
Easy to assume that all the RAFP are behind the wire, but not all are.

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There are also a number of them performing the EOD dog handler role also as well as working in the mentoring role with ANP.

Not for one minute suggesting that they're Infantry but they're doing their bit and perhaps shouldn't be slagged off.

What are your credentials?
 
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swampmonster

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One worked with me in Nad e Ali up at Khaamar..........so i know one who escaped the wire. nice bloke but only found out he was RAFP after he had been there for ages...
 
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One of the most important tasks performed by the RAF Police at Camp Bastion is ensuring that the camp speed limit is observed.
Correct - hopefully they won't be around to enforce it when you're run over by some ******** speeding in a dust storm in a Husky in the middle of the night.
 
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