Search for lost friend

During the 1960s I did service in the RAF Police and today I am still in touch with several of the lads whom I considered to be my pals.

One young airman at the time was a good friend whom I served with at two different units for more than three years. He came from near Hastings, and he is called Ernie Prior but unfortunately I have no information on his family background.

I did hear that after he left the RAF he joined the ‘Prison Service’ though I have no idea how true that is.

I last saw Ernie around 1967, but, though in more recent times, and for a considerable number of years now, I have tried to find him, it has been without any success.

I write to ask if any of your readers have any knowledge of Ernie, how he is and, if he is still around, how I might contact him?

Ernie would be in his mid 70s now and if anyone is able to help put me back in touch with him I would be most appeciative, and they may contact me on 01422 886802 or by email at

Ken Cheslett

Woodroyd Gardens

Luddenden Foot


West Yorkshire