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Encyclopedia > Military Provost Staff Corps
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The Military Provost Staff Corps (MPSC) was the corps of the British Army which ran its military prisons. As the Military Provost Staff, the corps is now administratively part of the Adjutant General's Corps. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Adjutant Generals Corps is a corps in the British Army responsible for many of its general administrative services. ... A corps (a word that immigrated from the French language, pronounced IPA: , but originating in the Latin corpus, corporis meaning body; plural same as singular) is either a large military unit or formation, an administrative grouping of troops within an army with a common function (such as artillery or signals... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Almost every modern state-level military operates some type of military prison system. ... The Adjutant Generals Corps is a corps in the British Army responsible for many of its general administrative services. ...

The Military Prison Staff Corps was formed in 1901 under Army Order 241. It was redesignated the Military Provost Staff Corps in 1906. It became part of the Adjutant General's Corps (AGC) on 6 April 1992, forming the Provost Branch along with the Royal Military Police. It retains a separate identity within the AGC, however, keeping its cap badge and other symbols. April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the military police branch of the British Army. ... A cap badge is a badge worn on the front of uniform headgear and distinguishes the wearers organisation. ...

The MPS does not recruit directly from civilian life, but only accepts applications from soldiers already serving in the Army. All its members hold a minimum rank of Sergeant. This article is about the rank of sergeant. ...



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