The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (the Company) hosted its annual Military Affiliates Lunch at the RAF Club on Thursday 28 June to recognise its Military Affiliates during Armed Forces Week.
The lunch celebrated the close and much cherished affiliations that the Company has with units of the three Services: HMS Medway, 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), the Royal Military Police, 3 Military Intelligence Battalion, the RAF Regiment and the RAF Police.
To mark RAF 100 and the Centenary of the RAF Police, the principal guest and speaker was Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford GCB CBE ADC, who was formerly Chief of the Air Staff. Group Captain Steve Horne, Provost Marshal (RAF) and Honorary Freeman of the Company attended as a guest together Squadron Leader Lee Wales, XO RAF Police and Corporal Mollie Shurmer, the 2018 winner of the RAF Police “Securing the Skies” trophy awarded for her outstanding work at RAF Northolt.
A number of members of the PODC, including Liveryman Air Commodore Andrew Seymour, Group Captain Brian Hughes, Past Master Security Professional, and Wing Commander Allan Hildage also attended the lunch and enjoyed the excellent speeches and the superb hospitality of the RAF Club.
Information about the Company, its Services Committee and Military Affiliations and the Livery Companies of the City of London can be found at www.wcosp.org.