Market Weighton man joins the ranks of RAF Police force

Group Captain Kevin Bailey, left, presents Corporal Harvey with his warrant card.
Group Captain Kevin Bailey, left, presents Corporal Harvey with his warrant card.

The RAF Police recently welcomed new members to their ranks at a recent graduation ceremony and local man Christopher Harvey was among them.

Christopher, 23, from Market Weighton, was watched by friends and family as he graduated the six-month trade training course to become a RAF Policeman.

The Defence School of Policing and Guarding (DSPG) in Hampshire, played host to the special ceremony which saw graduating students awarded their warrant cards from the Provost Marshal (RAF) Group Captain Kevin Bailey.

RAF Police students arrive at DSPG after completing their basic training and it is here they learn all the necessary trade skills to begin their careers. RAF Police have a wide remit including law enforcement, base security at home and overseas, military working dogs, cyber defence, investigations and forensics, global aviation security, counter intelligence, air transport security plus humanitarian and disaster relief support.

The former Market Weighton School student will now go to RAF High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire to commence his RAF Police duties. He said: “Personal Safety Training was the highlight of the course for me as it was hands-on and it is a vital due to the nature of our job.”