Corps Security’s Regional Director John Ford has mobilised with the RAF Police for a six-month tour to support the organisation during the Covid-19 crisis.
Ford, who has been an RAF Reservist for the past five years, is stationed at RAF Honington with 3 (T)PS and is now mobilised with 7 Sqn at RAF Brize Norton. His role is with the Air Transport Flight (ATSy) at the main Brize Norton terminal to assist with the screening and security of the passengers as well as monitoring air cargo to ensure it’s safe to board the aircraft for onward transport.
“The RAF Police asked for volunteers to help with the UK Covid-19 mitigation effort and I volunteered so I could play my part, albeit a small part compared to the NHS workers,” Ford said. “The RAF Police reserve is deployed to support and work alongside the regular RAF Police force during these unprecedented and worrying times. For me it was a straightforward decision to volunteer, as well as my duty and it’s what I’ve been trained to do.”
John joined Corps Security in 2014, and was appointed to Regional Director in November 2017. In his role, he leads the operations teams in the south region. John has over 20 years’ experience in the security sector having previously held senior national account management positions in a number of leading security companies before joining Corps.
“As an organisation which was set up more than 160 years ago to provide employment for service men returning from the Crimean War, we are committed to always supporting our armed services,” said Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security. “Enabling one of our RAF reservists to be drafted into regular service is a key part of that.”