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The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the branch of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel and providing a military police presence on service property, operations and exercises.[1] Its members are generally known as Redcaps because they wear red-topped peaked caps or red berets. Their stable belt was red until 1992, when they were federated into the Adjutant General's Corps and started wearing the blue and red belt adopted by the AGC. Now the RMP has reverted to the wearing of a new version of the original red belt as approved by the Army Dress Committee. Like other military police around the world, they continue to wear white webbing with barrack dress but white gaiters have not been worn since the 1960s. The regimental march of the RMP is the "The Watchtower" or "Die Wacht Turm" originally an 18th century German Army marching tune. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Role

The RMP's principal duties are:

  • The provision of garrison police facilities;
  • Law enforcement and crime prevention; and liaison with Home Office police forces and other police forces worldwide when Army interests are involved or suspected;
  • Tactical military police support to the Army in all phases of military operations.
  • The provision of close protection worldwide to those deemed by the Ministry of Defence to warrant such.

RMP personnel are not sworn in as constables and only have police powers whilst dealing with military personnel, dependants or overseas contractors sponsored by the Army. RMP personnel do not have to be on Ministry of Defence land to exercise their authority. They also have police powers over the personnel of the other two services: the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. The Royal Navy Police and RAF Police also have reciprocal police powers over Army personnel. For people named Garrison, see Garrison (disambiguation) Garrison House, built by William Damm in 1675 at Dover, New Hampshire Garrison (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, to equip) is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ... The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. ... For the painter, see John Constable. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... RAF redirects here. ...


Evolution of Military Policing

During the Cold War the approach of NATO to military policing was to provide Military Police support to National Forces by[2]:

  • Traffic Control
  • Military Security
  • Law & Order

Post cold war this has now evolved into:

  • Mobility Support
  • Security
  • Policing
  • Detention

Police duties

Cap Badge of the Royal Military Police

During peacetime the RMP is responsible for policing the Army at home in the UK and abroad. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


As well as providing mobile and foot patrols in garrison/major unit areas, some RMP NCOs are allocated roles working on Service Family Accommodation (SFA) estates, such as Community Liaison Officer and Crime Reduction Officer. Part of this role involves visiting schools in the SFA catchment area where the school children come from service families. In the UK this work is often done in conjunction with counterparts from the Ministry of Defence Police. The RMP does not and never has guarded gates at Army barracks, apart from its own RHQ, nor should it be confused with Regimental Police. For people named Garrison, see Garrison (disambiguation) Garrison House, built by William Damm in 1675 at Dover, New Hampshire Garrison (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, to equip) is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but... The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) is a civilian police force that is part of the Ministry of Defence. ... Regimental Police (RPs) are soldiers responsible for regimental discipline enforcement and unit custody in the British Army and some other Commonwealth armies. ...


In garrison areas, the RMP often patrol local towns on Friday and Saturday nights at venues where service personnel are likely to frequent. This often means good co-operation with the local civil police force so an appropriate public order response can be given when required.


Exercises and operations

RMP Para Provost DZ Patch (16 Air Assault Brigade)
RMP Para Provost DZ Patch (16 Air Assault Brigade)

A lot of the skills an RMP NCO uses in policing the military community are also transferable when on exercise or operations. Image File history File links Para_Provost_DZ_Badge. ... Image File history File links Para_Provost_DZ_Badge. ...


The wartime role of the RMP is not just to provide support in rear areas. RMP detachments are often in the vanguard of any advance by British military formations. During Operation Granby, RMP personnel followed Royal Engineers combat units from the form up points to mark out safe routes through minefields. C Company, 1 STAFFS, in a live firing exercise, during Operation Granby, 6 January 1991. ... The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... A landmine is a type of mine which is placed onto or into the ground and explodes when triggered by a vehicle or person. ...


As soon as the first combat troops begin to advance, the RMP guides and marshals other combat and support units toward the front of the advance. As the forward units advance, the RMP sets up traffic posts so they are able to maintain major supply routes.


Other wartime roles for the RMP are:

  • Prisoner handling
  • Maintenance of law and discipline
  • Investigating crime
  • War crime investigations

In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under International Law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ...

History

The post of Provost Marshal has existed since William of Cassingham was appointed by Henry III on 28 May 1241 (the original title was Sergeant of the Peace). The Provost Marshal has always had men detached to assist him, an arrangement formalised by the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War; but only since 1877 has there actually existed a regular corps of military police. In that year, the Military Mounted Police (MMP) was formed, followed by the Military Foot Police (MFP) in 1885. Although technically two independent corps, these two effectively functioned as a single organisation. In 1926 they were fully amalgamated to form the Corps of Military Police (CMP). In recognition of their service in the Second World War, they became the Corps of Royal Military Police (RMP) on 28 November 1946 under Army Order 167. The Provost Marshal is the officer in the armed forces who is in charge of the military police (often called the provost). ... Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John Lackland as King of England, reigning for fifty-six years from 1216 to his death. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events April 5 - Mongols of Golden Horde under the command of Subotai defeat feudal Polish nobility, including Knights Templar, in the battle of Liegnitz April 27 - Mongols defeat Bela IV of Hungary in the battle of Sajo. ... Italic text His Grace Field Marshal the Most Noble Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ... For the 1862 American Civil War campaign, see Peninsula Campaign. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 6 April 1992 the RMP lost its status as an independent corps and, together with the Military Provost Staff Corps, became the Provost Branch of the Adjutant General's Corps. It was, however, permitted to retain the name "Royal Military Police", together with its cap badge and other distinctive insignia including the red cap. is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Adjutant Generals Corps. ... The Adjutant Generals Corps is a corps in the British Army responsible for many of its general administrative services. ... A cap badge, also known as head badge or hat badge, is a badge worn on uniform headgear and distinguishes the wearers organisation. ...


The RMP motto is Exemplo Ducemus, Latin for "By example, shall we lead".


One of the nicknames for the RMP is the "Monkey Hangers". While the exact origins of the nickname (now shortened to "Monkey") are not known, one possible origin comes from the time of the Napoleonic Wars, when a merchant ship docked at Hartlepool; on board the ship was a small monkey dressed in a sailor's costume. The local people who saw the monkey were convinced that it was a French spy and demanded its demise. The local Provost Marshal hanged the monkey to avoid a riot taking place. A second story arose with the formation of the MFP in 1885 for service in Egypt, where the local traders and beggars often had monkeys on their shoulder; each wore a small pillbox hat similar in style and colour to that worn by MFP NCOs. Whatever, its origins, the nickname has stuck for the RMP (whose members may choose to wear a monkey tie pin), the citizens of Hartlepool and the wider British Army. Combatants Austria[a] Portugal Prussia[a] Russia[b] Sicily[c] Sardinia  Spain[d]  Sweden[e] United Kingdom French Empire Holland[f] Italy Etruria[g] Naples[h] Duchy of Warsaw[i] Confederation of the Rhine[j] Bavaria Saxony Westphalia Württemberg Denmark-Norway[k] Commanders Archduke Charles Prince Schwarzenberg Karl Mack... , Hartlepool () is a North Sea port in North East England. ... Approximate worldwide distribution of monkeys. ...


First World War

In 1914 the Corps of Military Mounted Police and the Corps of Military Foot Police had a total establishment of nearly 5000 men. When the British Expeditionary Force was sent to France in that year, each division had one Assistant Provost Marshal in the rank of Major and several NCOs. The Provost Marshal was a Colonel until 1915, and a Brigadier-General thenceforward. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British army sent to France and Belgium in World War I and British Forces in Europe from 1939–1940 during World War II. The BEF was established by Secretary of State for War Richard Haldane following the Second Boer War in case the... Symbol of the Polish 1st Legions Infantry Division in NATO code A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to twenty thousand soldiers. ... Major is a military rank the use of which varies according to country. ... For other uses, see Colonel (disambiguation). ... Brigadier General (sometimes known as a one-star general from the United States insignia) is the lowest rank of general officer in some countries, usually ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ...


During the retreat from Mons the MPs were busy dealing with soldiers who, through exhaustion or the general confusion of battle, had either lost or became detached from their units. By operating stragglers posts, the MPs were able to return soldiers to their units. These posts were also well placed to pick out deserters and those Absent With Out Leave (AWOL). Combatants United Kingdom German Empire Commanders Sir John French Alexander von Kluck Strength 4 divisions 8 divisions Casualties 1,600 5,000 (estimate) The Battle of Mons [1] was the first major action of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in World War I. // Following the surrender of the Liège... Desertion is the act of abandoning or withdrawing support from someone or something to which you owe allegiance, responsibility or loyalty. ... AWOL (pronounced a-wall) is an acronym for the United States and other armed forces expression Absent WithOut Leave or Absence Without Official Leave. The United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy use the term Unauthorized Absence (UA) instead. ...


The First World War was the conflict where traffic control became an important function. This was identified particularly after the Battle of Loos, when there was a lot of confusion involving two British divisions. As well as traffic control, the BEF provost units dealt with the maintenance of law and order (i.e. the detection of crime and the arrest of offenders), custody of prisoners of war until handed over to detention facilities, surveillance, control and protection of civilians. Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... The Battle of Loos was one of the major British offensives mounted on the Western Front in 1915 during World War I. The battle was the British component of the combined Anglo-French offensive known as the Second Battle of Artois. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ...


The work undertaken by MPs was not all carried out behind the lines, and sometimes they came under heavy fire. During this conflict, the Military Police suffered 375 casualties. Sixty-five received the Distinguished Conduct Medal and 260 received the Military Medal. The Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) was (until 1993) the second level military decoration awarded other ranks of the British Army and formerly also to non-commissioned personnel of other Commonwealth countries. ... The Military Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land. ...


As well as the BEF, MPs served in war zones around world during the First World War.


Second World War

CMP & RMP shoulder badges
CMP & RMP shoulder badges

At the beginning of the Second World War, the CMP had several branches: Special Investigation Branch (SIB); Red Caps, who were responsible for general policing; Blue Caps (Vulnerable Points), responsible for security of static locations and establishments; White Caps (Traffic Control); and Field Security Wing (Green Caps), which was separated from the CMP in 1940 to form the Intelligence Corps, and who wore the CMP cap badge, but without the scroll. By the end of the war the Red Caps had replaced the Blue and White Caps. The RMP provided support to the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France and these units were also involved in Operation Dynamo. Image File history File links RMP_shoulder_badges_1. ... Image File history File links RMP_shoulder_badges_1. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The Special Investigation Branch (SIB) is the name given to the detective branches of all four British military police arms: the Royal Navy Regulating Branch, Royal Marines Police, Royal Military Police and Royal Air Force Police. ... The Intelligence Corps (also known as Int Corps) is one of the corps of the British Army. ... The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British army sent to France and Belgium in World War I and British Forces in Europe from 1939–1940 during World War II. The BEF was established by Secretary of State for War Richard Haldane following the Second Boer War in case the... French troops rescued by a British merchant ship at Dunkirk British evacuation on Dunkirk beach Operation Dynamo (or Dunkirk Evacuation, the Miracle of Dunkirk or just Dunkirk) was the name given to the World War II mass evacuation of Allied soldiers from May 26 to June 4, 1940, during the...


Operation Overlord

On 6 June 1944, the Allies launched Operation Overlord, the invasion of the European mainland. CMP units taking part included: is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Battle of Normandy was fought in 1944 between the German forces occupying Western Europe and the invading Allies. ...

"The Battle of Normandy and subsequent battles would never have been won but for the work and co-operation of the Provost on the traffic routes." (Field Marshal Montgomery, 1945) is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the beach codenamed in WWII. For other uses, see Juno Beach (disambiguation) Combatants Canada Germany Commanders Major-General R.F.L. Keller, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division Generalleutnant Wilhelm Richter, German 716th Static Infantry Division Strength 15,000[1] 7,771 Casualties 340 dead, 739 other casualties... This article is about the assault phase of Operation Overlord. ... Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC (IPA: ; 17 November 1887 â€“ 24 March 1976), often referred to as Monty, was an Anglo-Irish British Army officer. ...


Operation Market Garden

In 1944, the Allies launched Operation Market Garden, the airborne assault to capture bridges over the Lower Rhine in the Netherlands. The 1st (Airborne) Divisional Provost Company, CMP captured the police station in Arnhem, but then suffered heavy losses when the II SS Panzer Corps counter attacked. Combatants  United Kingdom  United States  Canada  Poland  Germany Commanders Bernard Montgomery Brian Horrocks Roy Urquhart James M. Gavin Maxwell Taylor StanisÅ‚aw Sosabowski Walter Model Wilhelm Bittrich Kurt Student Strength 35,000 20,000 Casualties 11,377 dead, wounded or missing 6,946 British MIA 2,000 Killed 6,000... For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ... The British 1st Airborne Division was a military unit that fought in World War II. It suffered terrible casualties, especially in Operation Market Garden. ... This article is about the Dutch city and municipality. ... The II.SS-Panzerkorps was a German Waffen-SS armoured corps which saw action on both the Eastern and Western Fronts during World War II. // The II.SS-Panzerkorps was formed in July 1942 in Bergen in The Netherlands as SS-Panzer-Generalkommando. ...


Operation Varsity

On 24 March 1945, the British 6th Airborne Division successfully launched Operation Varsity at Wesel, Western Germany. This airborne operation was part of the bigger Operation Plunder, the crossing of the Rhine. is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The 6th Airborne Division was an airborne unit of the British Army during World War II. // The division was formed in the United Kingdom on 3 May 1943, during the Second World War. ... Combatants United States United Kingdom Canada Nazi Germany Strength 30,000  ? Casualties 1,111 Dead; 1,625 wounded or missing Operation Varsity was an airborne operation towards the end of World War II, intended to gain a foothold across the River Rhine in western Germany as a part of Operation... Wesel is a city (population about 61,689 in 2004) in Germany, located at the point where the Lippe River empties into the Rhine. ... During World War II, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the Rhine river at Rees, Wesel and south of the Lippe Canal by the British Second Army, under Lieutenant-General Miles C Dempsey, and the US Ninth Army, under Lieutenant-General William H Simpson. ...


CMP units taking part in Operation Varsity were:

  • 6th (Airborne) Divisional Provost Company, CMP
  • HQ, 245th Provost Company, CMP

CMP units taking part in Operation Plunder included:

CMP units also served with British units of the 14th Army in the Burma campaign 1944-1945 (eg 2nd Division) The British 15th (Scottish) Division was a New Army division formed in September 1914 as part of the K2 Army Group. ...


Cold War

In 1946, the Robertson-Mallinin agreement introduced Military Missions into the post-war Control Zones of Germany. The Soviet Union maintained missions (SOXMIS) in the U.S., French and British zones. In the British sector the Soviet Mission was based in Bünde near Herford. British Forces maintained a mission (BRIXMIS) in the Soviet Zone (East Germany). The Military Liaison Missions arose from reciprocal agreements formed immediately after the Second World War between the Western allied nations (US, UK and France) and the USSR. The Missions were active from 1946 until 1990. ... Bünde is a city in Herford (district), North Rhine-Westphalia (federal state), Germany, between Bielefeld (west) and Hannover (east). ... Herforder Münster Herford is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the lowlands between the mountain chains of the Wiehengebirge and the Teutoburg Forest. ... The British Commanders-in-Chief Mission to the Soviet Forces in Germany (BRIXMIS) was set up on 16 September 1946 under the Robertson-Malinin Agreement between the chiefs of staff of the British and Soviet forces in occupied Germany. ... This article is about the state which existed from 1949 to 1990. ...


The RMP had the task of policing the Soviet mission in Bünde, and this was tasked to 19 (Support) Platoon RMP, who became known as "white mice". This unit's job was to wait outside the Soviet mission until a SOXMIS vehicle appeared and then follow it.


In restricted areas, Soviet vehicles were not permitted to leave the autobahns (not even in parking areas) unless accompanied by U.S., British or French military police. This article is about the German, Austrian and Swiss road system. ...


The agreements remained in force until 2 October 1990, when all three missions were deactivated on the eve of Germany's reunification. is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


In Berlin, within 2 Regiment RMP, 247 Provost Company RMP was responsible for manning the British Sector checkpoints and Border Patrols. As part of 2 Regiment, an armed unit of German nationals, 248 German Security Unit, was maintained; its commander was a German national in the rank of Major and an RSM from a British infantry regiment acted as liaison officer. This was disbanded in 1994, when the British Garrison in Berlin was closed. A third company within the 2 Regiment was 246 Provost Company in Helmstedt. This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


Korean War

The Korean War was fought between 1950 and 1953. As part of British and Commonwealth Forces the RMP deployed: Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden Communist: Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Peoples Republic of China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee...

  • 27 Brigade Provost Section RMP
  • 28 Brigade Provost Section RMP

The Corps had one fatality during this conflict:

  • Sergeant D. R. Kinnear

Malayan Emergency and the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation

The Malayan Emergency lasted from 1948 to 1960. The UK committed British forces (including the RMP) to combat communist guerilla forces. The Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation lasted from 1962 to 1966. Combatants United Kingdom Australia New Zealand British colonies Federation of Malaya Rhodesia Fiji various British East African colonies Malayan Communist Party Malayan Races Liberation Army Commanders Harold Briggs Henry Gurney † Gerald Templer Henry Wells Chin Peng Strength 250,000 Malayan Home Guard troops 40,000 regular Commonwealth personnel 37,000... The Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation was an intermittent war over the future of the island of Borneo, between British-backed Malaysia and Indonesia in 1962–1966. ...


Between 1948 and 1956, thirteen members of the RMP lost their lives in this conflict. Britain still maintains military forces in Brunei, including an RMP unit.


The Suez Canal Zone Emergency and Suez Crisis

Between 1951 and 1955, British forces stationed in the Suez canal zone were engaged in operations against terrorists. The RMP lost eight members during this emergency. The RMP were also involved in Operation Musketeer, the Suez Crisis in 1956. Combatants Israel United Kingdom France Egypt Commanders Moshe Dayan Charles Keightley Pierre Barjot Gamal Abdel Nasser Abdel Hakim Amer Strength 175,000 Israeli 45,000 British 34,000 French 70,000 Casualties 197 Israeli KIA 56 British KIA 91 British WIA 10 French KIA 43 French WIA 650 KIA[1...


Cyprus

On 1 April 1955 a terrorist campaign was started by the Ethniki Organosis Kypriou Agonistou (EOKA) in Cyprus. It lasted until 1959. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... EOKA (Εθνική Οργάνωσις Κυπρίων Αγωνιστών, Ethniki Organosis Kyprion Agoniston (Greek National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters) was a Greek Cypriot nationalist organisation that fought for the expulsion of British troops from the island, for self-determination and for union with Greece in the mid to late 1950s. ...


Units of the RMP involved which were involved during the emergency were:

  • 1st Guards Brigade HQ RMP. Waynes Keep, Nicosia
  • 1 Independent Infantry Division Provost Company (Detachment) RMP. HQ Nicosia
  • 3 Infantry Division Provost Company RMP. Famagusta
  • No 6 Army Guard Unit RMP. Laketamia, Larnaca, Dhekelia
  • 227 GHQ Provost Company RMP. Nicosia, with detachments at Famagusta, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos, Kyrenia
  • 51 Brigade Independent Provost Company RMP
  • Cyprus District Provost Company

The following RMP casualties are buried at the Waynes Keep Cemetery, which is located in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus. District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... District Larnaka  - Mayor Andreas Moyseos Population (2001)  - City 72,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: http://www. ... Map of Akrotiri (Western) SBA Akrotiri (also known as the Western Sovereign Base Area or WSBA) and Dhekelia (also known as the Eastern Sovereign Base Area or ESBA) are UK Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) in Cyprus, a former British Crown Colony. ... District Limassol Government  - Mayor Andreas Christou Population (2004)  - City 201. ... District Paphos Government  - Mayor Savvas Vergas Population (2001)  - City 47,300 Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: http://www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Azmak Cemetery, near Suvla Bay, Turkey, contains the graves of some of the soldiers who died during the Gallipoli Campaign. ... UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus The United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus is a 300 km (187 mile) separation barrier along the 1974 Green Line (or ceasefire line) de facto dividing the Republic of Cyprus into north and south regions. ...

  • Lance-Corporal W. R. Bell, 227 GHQ Provost Company RMP
  • Lance-Corporal W. N. Cameron, 51 Independent Infantry Brigade Provost Company RMP
  • Lance-Corporal R. J. Downing, 3 Infantry Division Provost Company RMP
  • Lance-Corporal R. B. Leitch, 227 Provost Company RMP
  • Lance-Corporal D. W. Perry, HQ 3 Brigade RMP
  • Lance-Corporal A. R. Shaw, 3 Independent Infantry Division Provost Company RMP
  • Lance-Corporal G. A. Todd
  • Lance-Corporal B. F. Turvey
  • Lance-Corporal B. D. Welsh

In 1955, Major Greenaway, who was the Officer Commanding 1 Division Provost Company (Detachment), was paralysed after being shot in the back; he was repatriated to the UK.


United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus: Operation TOSCA

The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was established in 1964 to prevent a recurrence of fighting between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and a return to normal conditions. After the 1974 Greek coup-d'etat and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the UN Security Council extended and expanded the mission to prevent that Cyprus dispute turning into war. RMP have served with the Force Military Police Unit(FMPU), from the outset.


The FMPU is 1 of only 2 multi-national sub units within UNFICYP, the other being the Mobile Force Reserve. The FMPU is commanded by a RMP major who is both OC FMPU and Provost Marshal. 7 other members of the RMP form the spine of the 25 strong unit. Other contributing nationalities are Argentina, Hungary and Slovakia. The British contribution to FMPU is now the longest enduring operational committment for RMP.


Kenya, 1952–1960

During this period the British Army was conducting operations against terrorists of the Mau Mau. An RMP unit was based in Nairobi. The Mau Mau Uprising was an insurgency by Kenyan rebels against the British colonial administration from 1952 to 1960. ... Nairobi (pronounced IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ...


Aden

The following RMP units were involved in the emergency in Aden (1964–1967): Port of Aden (around 1910). ...

  • 24 Brigade Provost Unit RMP (Falaise Barracks, Little Aden)
  • Port Security Force RMP (based at HMS Sheba until 1967)
  • Joint Services Police (Army Navy and Airforce) based at HQ P&SS Steamer Point until 1967

Northern Ireland: Operation Banner

Main article: Operation Banner

During the troubles which started in 1969, four members of the RMP have lost their lives. Operation Banner was the operational name for the British Armed Forces campaign in Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2007, initially at the request of the then Unionist government of Northern Ireland in support to the Royal Ulster Constabulary (1972-2001), and later to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI...


Falklands Conflict: Operation Corporate

Main article: Operation Corporate

After the Argentine forces surrendered, 5 Infantry Brigade Provost Unit RMP remained on the islands, sworn in as Special Constables until the Falkland Islands Police Force were able to become operational again. After the re-capture of South Georgia (Operation Paraquat), the Argentine commander Lieutenant-Commander Alfredo Astiz was taken to the UK and questioned by the RMP and Sussex Police at the Keep, Roussillon Barracks, Chichester about the murder of Swedish and French nationals several years before. As there was no jurisdiction for extradition to Sweden or France, he was repatriated to Argentina by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Operation Corporate was the codename given to the 1982 British military involvement in the Falkland Islands during the Falklands War. ... The Special Constabulary is the auxiliary wing of the British police. ... The Royal Falkland Islands Police is the local police force in the Falkland Islands. ... Paraquat was the code-word for the British military operation to recapture the Island of South Georgia from Argentine military control in April 1982. ... Image:AstizArg. ... Sussex Police is the police force covering East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove in southern England. ... Extradition is the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal. ... The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a private humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. ...


Post Cold War

Middle East: Operation Granby

In 1991, British forces as part of US-led coalition forces invaded Kuwait and Southern Iraq as part of Operation Desert Storm. The British name for this operation was Operation Granby. Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders George H. W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell Saddam Hussein, Ali Hassan Al-Majid, Hussein Kamel Strength 660,000 ~545,000 Casualties 345 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 - 100,000 dead, 100,000 - 300,000 wounded The 1991 Gulf War (also Persian... C Company, 1 STAFFS, in a live firing exercise, during Operation Granby, 6 January 1991. ...


RMP units involved were:

  • 203 Provost Company RMP - 7th and 4th Armoured Brigades (1 (British) Armoured Division). This unit was a composite of various RMP units in United Kingdom Land Forces and British Forces Germany
  • 174 Provost Company RMP - Force Maintenance Area, One section attached to 203 Pro.

The RMP suffered one fatality: The British Forces Germany (BFG) is the successor of the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and Royal Air Force Germany (RAFG), which were disbanded in 1994 after the end of the Cold War. ...

  • Staff Sergeant David Tite

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Operation Resolute

During 1994 the British Army deployed units to Bosnia as part of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), which was later superseded by IFOR and then SFOR. These included: This article is about the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Pocket badge of the UNPROFOR. The United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), was the first UN peacekeeping force in Croatia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Yugoslav wars. ... The acronym IFOR may also refer to the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. ... Members of the Dutch, French, German and U.S. military watch as an Italian honour guard hoists the new Stabilisation Force flag during the Stabilisation Force (SFOR) activation ceremony in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the 20 of December 1996 Pocket badge of the SFOR The Stabilisation Force (SFOR) was...

RMP personnel have also been involved in the European Union Force (EUFOR), which took over in 2004. Shield of Vitez Vitez (Serbian: Витез) is a town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area 402,7 km² Population (1991 census) 25,130 Population density (1991 census) 6. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area 164 km² Population (1991 census) 24,426 Population density Area code +387 30 Mayor Mladen Mišurić (HDZ) Website http://www. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area Population Population density Coordinates Area code +387 32 Mayor Mehmed Mustabašić (SDA) Website http://www. ... For other uses, see Split (disambiguation). ... EUFOR former Commander General David Leakey. ...


Kosovo: Operation Agricola

On 12 June 1999, the UK sent 19,000 troops into Kosovo as part of KFOR. Lead units of the 5 Airborne Brigade, which included the Royal Engineers and RMP, had to deal with booby traps in road tunnels before the Force could advance into Kosovo and seize the Kacanik defile. is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see KFOR (disambiguation). ... The 5th Infantry Brigade was a regular British Army formation from the First World War to disbandment in 1999. ...


Operation Telic casualties

British operations in Iraq including the 2003 invasion were carried out under the name Operation Telic, which claimed the lives of several members of the RMP. Operation (or Op) TELIC is the codename under which all British operations of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq and after are being conducted. ...

  • 24 June 2003, Al Majar Al Kabir, Iraq; all from 156 Provost Company RMP (16 Air Assault Brigade); the largest loss of life on a single day in RMP history.[3]
    • Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell
    • Corporal Russell Aston
    • Corporal Paul Long
    • Corporal Simon Miller
    • Lance-Corporal Benjamin Hyde
    • Lance-Corporal Thomas Keys
  • 23 August 2003, Basra
    • Major Matthew Titchener, 150 Provost Company
    • Company Sergeant Major Colin Wall, 150 Provost Company
    • Corporal Dewi Pritchard, 116 Provost Company (V)
  • 31 October 2004, Basra
    • Staff Sergeant Denise Rose, SIB
  • 15 October 2005, Waterloo Lines, Basra
    • Captain Ken Masters, Officer Commanding 61 Section SIB
  • 8 July 2007, Basra City
    • Corporal Christopher Read, 158 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment RMP[4]

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Organisation

The RMP is still headed by the Provost Marshal, now a Brigadier. Every formation has a Deputy Provost Marshal (DPM), or Assistant Provost Marshal (APM). Brigadier (IPA pronunciation: ) is a military rank, the meaning of which has a considerable variation. ... A formation is a high-level military organization, such as a Brigade, Division, Corps, Army or Army group. ...


The RMP is divided into units called Provost Companies, subdivided into platoons, and sometimes grouped into regiments. Platoons are commanded by Staff Sergeants and are divided into sections under Sergeants. All non-commissioned RMP personnel are promoted to Lance-Corporal as soon as they complete training in order to give them authority over other soldiers. Commissioned officers were once attached from other branches of the army, but can now be commissioned directly into the RMP. Many RMP officers are commissioned from the ranks. Standard NATO code for a friendly infantry company. ... Platoon of the German Bundeswehr. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... United States Military Staff Sergeant insignia (U.S. Air Force) Staff Sergeant is the fifth enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Airman and below Technical Sergeant. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... For other uses, see Sergeant (disambiguation). ... A non-commissioned officer (sometimes noncommissioned officer), also known as an NCO or Noncom, is an enlisted member of an armed force who has been given authority by a commissioned officer. ... Lance Corporal (LCpl or L/Cpl) is a military rank used by some elements of the British, Commonwealth, and U.S. armed forces. ... In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ...


The RMP is divided into three branches. Most personnel belong to the General Police Duties Branch, which performs uniformed policing and security duties. The Special Investigation Branch is the crime detection branch. The Close Protection Unit provides bodyguards for senior military officers and other key personnel (nominated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in danger zones. The RMP also trains military personnel in defensive driving techniques. There is also a Covert Operations Team that conducts surveillance operations in accordance with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) and Test Purchase operations. Armed Forces Compulsory Drugs Testing has sadly not reduced its workload. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, seen from St. ...


The RMP sometimes shares its police stations with other police forces. At Catterick Garrison, the RMP station is shared with North Yorkshire Police (who man it during daylight hours). Another police station in Wiltshire is shared with the Ministry of Defence Police and Wiltshire Constabulary. The RMP works closely with the MDP on aspects of Garrison Policing and Security Map sources for Catterick Garrison at grid reference SE2497 Catterick Garrison is a major Army base located in North Yorkshire in England. ... North Yorkshire Police is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire and the unitary authority of York in northern England. ... Not to be confused with Wilshire. ... Wiltshire Constabulary is the police force covering Wiltshire and Swindon in south-west England. ...


In the UK the RMP are authorised to use blue lights and sirens on its vehicles by most chief officers of civilian police forces. In British Forces Germany, under the Status Of Forces Act, the RMP has jurisdiction and primacy over British Forces personnel, their families, MOD contractors, and NAAFI staff. The German civil police only normally become involved where the interests of a German national are involved. The RMP in Germany cover the 1st Armoured Division, which includes 4th Armoured Brigade (Osnabrück), 7th Armoured Brigade (Hohne), and 20th Armoured Brigade (Paderborn), as well as the separate United Kingdom Combat Services Support Command (Germany) based at Rheindahlen. The RMP also maintains a detachment (part of 101 Provost Company) in Belgium for working with convoys to and from the North Sea ports through Belgium and the Netherlands to the German border. This detachment works closely with both the Koninklijke Marechaussee (KMar; Royal Dutch Military Police) and the Belgian 6th Military Police. The British Forces Germany (BFG) is the successor of the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and Royal Air Force Germany (RAFG), which were disbanded in 1994 after the end of the Cold War. ... The NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes) (pronounced NAFF-ee) is a non-profit retaining organization created by the British government in 1921 to run recreational establishments needed by the Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families. ... The British 1st Armoured Division is the title of an armoured division of the British Army. ... The 4th Armoured Brigade was a British Army brigade during the Second World War. ... , Osnabrück (IPA: ) is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, some 80 km NNE of Dortmund, 45 km NE of Münster, and some 100 km due west of Hanover. ... The 7th Armoured Brigade is a unit of the British Army. ... Hohne is a town in Germany, to the north of Hannover. ... The 20th Armoured Brigade was a British Army brigade during the Second World War. ... Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district. ... The Headquarters Combat Service Support Group (Germany) was established in Gütersloh in January 1993. ... The Rheindahlen Military Complex is a British forces base near Mönchengladbach in Germany. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... The Koninklijke Marechaussee (KMar) (Royal Constabulary in English) is one of the four military bodies of the Netherlands. ...


As well as being responsible for the Military Provost Staff Corps, the Provost Marshal (A) is also responsible for the Military Provost Guard Service, which provides a guard force of armed troops for bases and units of all three services. The Military Provost Guard Service (MPGS) is a service responsible for maintaining security at British Armed Forces sites in the United Kingdom. ...


The regimental headquarters of the Royal Military Police moved to MOD Southwick Park, Southwick, near Portsmouth in February 2007, co-located with the tri-service Defence Police College.[5] The RMP training centre moved there on 27 September 2005 from the RMP's long-standing RHQ at Roussillon Barracks in Chichester, West Sussex. The HQ of the RMP is located at Trenchard lines in Upavon, Wiltshire. The Service Police Crime Bureau, although not part of the DPC, is co-located with it. The RMP museum has also moved to Southwick Park and is now open. Southwick is a village in the English county of Hampshire, situated north of Portsmouth. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... Defence Police College, Southwick Park The Defence Police College (DPC) at Southwick Park, near Cosham, England, is a tri-service establishment for training the Service Police of the British Armed Forces (Royal Navy Regulating Branch, Royal Marines Police, Royal Military Police, and Royal Air Force Police). ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the larger local government district, see Chichester (district). ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... Upavon is a village in Wiltshire, England. ... The Service Police Crime Bureau is operated by the British Army Royal Military Police. ...


Training

RMP commissioned officers attend the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, as do all other British Army officers. In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ... New College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst New Colours are presented to RMAS, June 2005. ...


RMP Other Ranks recruits undertake phase 1, Common Military Structure (Recruits) at Army Training Regiment Winchester. An Army Training Regiment (ATR) is a unit of the British Army which conducts basic training for new recruits. ... Winchester is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3 mile radius of its centre. ...


Phase 2 is undertaken at the Defence Police College.


The training syllabus includes:

Recruits are expected to maintain a high level of fitness, this is achieved by: The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) (1984 c. ... The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA) (2005 c. ... Original document. ...

  • Basic Fitness Test, generally known in the services as a BFT: An 800 metre warm up as a squad then a 2400 metre (1.5 miles) run to be completed in under ten and a half minutes. For those over 30 the time limit increases at intervals. After training the BFT is conducted on a yearly basis; it is a requirement of service to pass.
  • Combat Fitness Test (CFT): Normally undertaken in a squad wearing combat gear. This is to get the recruit used to "tabbing", a cross between a shuffle and a jog. It is especially useful for airborne troops, who may have been dropped several miles from their objective. This allows troops to get to the objective fast, but not in a way which depletes their fitness and stamina whilst carrying a full kit load.

In the British Army there are two medical grades:

  • FE (Forward Everywhere), which is required by combat troops
  • LC (Lines of Communication)

RMP NCOs are expected to go wherever the Army goes, and therefore require an FE medical grade.


Professional training and qualifications

All the Service Police organisations also use the Defence Police College for a variety of advanced qualification courses such as Investigations (from the Level 3 Investigators Course (L3IC) To Level 4), Crime Scene Management, IT (HOLMES, CRIMES, COPPERS, REDCAP systems). Fraud Investigation training is provided and accredited by the Ministry of Defence Police Fraud Squad. Defence Police College, Southwick Park The Defence Police College (DPC) at Southwick Park, near Cosham, England, is a tri-service establishment for training the Service Police of the British Armed Forces (Royal Navy Regulating Branch, Royal Marines Police, Royal Military Police, and Royal Air Force Police). ... Holmes may refer to the following: // Slang Term Holmes is often used as a word for buddy. ... City of London Police The biggest Fraud squad is run by the City of London Police who are responsible for policing Londons and the UKs main financial hub. ...


Senior officers

As of 2006

  • Provost Marshal (PM(A)): Brigadier Colin Findlay MBE
  • Chief of Staff (HQ PM(A)): Colonel P.A.C.A. McIvor
  • Deputy Provost Marshal (DPM): Colonel E. O. Forster-Knight OBE
  • Provost Marshal (Germany) and CO 1st Regiment RMP: Lieutenant-Colonel I Warren

Current RMP units

RMP NCO, Exercise Rhino Replen, 1st Armoured Division, 1994
RMP NCO, Exercise Rhino Replen, 1st Armoured Division, 1994

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (796x1361, 187 KB)RMP NCO Germany 1994 Ex Rhino Replen (Ist Armoured Division) 4 Armd Bde Provost Unit 20 Armd Bde Provost unit 152 Pro Coy (V) RMP I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (796x1361, 187 KB)RMP NCO Germany 1994 Ex Rhino Replen (Ist Armoured Division) 4 Armd Bde Provost Unit 20 Armd Bde Provost unit 152 Pro Coy (V) RMP I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

Great Britain

  • Special Investigation Branch (UK) (SIB (UK) RMP)
    • Northern Region
    • Eastern Region
    • Western Region
    • 83 Section SIB (Volunteers) (Worthy Down)

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Germany

  • 1 Regiment RMP
    • 110 Provost Company (Paderborn) (20 Armoured Brigade)
    • 111 Provost Company (Bergen Hohne) (7 Armoured Brigade)
    • 115 Provost Company (Osnabrück) (4 Mechanised Brigade)

Each individual regular RMP company will have smaller Police stations and Police posts at other locations in their area where there is a sizeable Army presence. For the Gütersloh meteorite of 1851, see meteorite falls. ... Mönchengladbach is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... For the Gütersloh meteorite of 1851, see meteorite falls. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the council, see Lisburn City Council. ... Stockton-on-Tees is an industrial town and port on the River Tees in north-eastern England. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ...

  • Special Investigation Branch (G) (SIB (G) RMP)
    • HQ SIB (G)
    • Specialist Support Unit (Crime Scene Management and Technical Support)
    • 70 Section SIB (G)
    • 72 Section SIB (G) (Osnabrück)
    • 74 Section SIB (G)
    • 76 Section SIB (G) (Gütersloh)
    • 87 Section SIB (G) (Monchengladbach, co-located with 101 Provost Company)

Northern Ireland

  • 6 Regiment RMP
    • Regimental Training Wing
    • Operations Company
      • 173 (Operations) Platoon
      • 177 (Support) Platoon
    • Police Company
      • 175 (Provost) Platoon
      • 176 (Provost) Platoon
    • Courts & Witness Section
    • Claims Investigation Team
  • HQ NI Region Provost Branch

Other units

The RMP also provides some manpower for the Royal Marines Police Troop at Plymouth. The 16 Air Assault Brigade (16 AAB) is a unit of the British Army It was formed as part of the defence reforms implemented by the Strategic Defence Review on 1 September 1999 by the merging of 24th Airmobile Brigade and elements of 5th Airborne Brigade. ... The British Military Garrison Brunei (BGB) is the name given to the British armed forces presence in Brunei. ... The British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) is a unit located at the vast training area of Canadian Forces Base Suffield in Alberta, Canada. ... The UK Sovereign Base Areas are those British military base areas located in countries formerly ruled by the United Kingdom which were retained by it and not handed over when those countries attained independence. ... The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was established in 1964 to prevent a recurrence of fighting between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. ... Diego Garcia ( ) is an atoll located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, some 1,000 miles (1,600 km) south of Indias southern coast. ... Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is the central command of NATO military forces. ... Allied Forces Central Europe, or AFCENT, was a military installation in Brunssum, the Netherlands. ... The Royal Marines Police is the military police branch of the British Royal Marines. ... This article is about the city of Plymouth in England. ...


The RMP are also currently deployed (22.5% of manpower) around the world in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.[6] For other uses, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...


83 Section SIB (V) RMP is maintained at Worthy Down at the Central Volunteer Headquarters, formerly maintained four specialist general police duty companies in addition to 83 Sec. These were 152, 251, 165 and 164 Provost Companies, which were disbanded in 2000 as part of the Strategic Defence Review. The CVHQ is now responsible for providing specialist RMP (Territorial Army) component known as Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, MP battalion as well having responsibility for training all RMP TA recruits. The Strategic Defence Review (or SDR) was a policy document produced by the Labour Government that came to power in 1997. ... The Territorial Army (TA) is the principal reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces of the United Kingdom, and composed mostly of part-time soldiers paid at the same rate, while engaged on military activities, as their Regular equivalents. ... The Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps, (HQ ARRC or ARRC) was created in 1992 based on the former British I Corps. ...


Equipment

The RMP is equipped with standard British Army weapons and, unlike most other personnel, are issued with pistols, as well as extendable batons, Quickcuffs/handcuffs. “Truncheon” redirects here. ... A pair of handcuffs Handcuffs are restraint devices designed to secure an individuals wrists close together. ...

RMP Opel Vectra Patrol Car
RMP Opel Vectra Patrol Car


The RMP also issues dark blue stab vests which display the RMP brassard flash. Every RMP soldier is issued with a reversible high visibility (Hi Viz or HV) saffron yellow jacket. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (936x589, 120 KB) OPEL Vectra used by the Royal Military Police (British Forces Germany) Seen here at the Rhine Army Summer Show (RASS) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (936x589, 120 KB) OPEL Vectra used by the Royal Military Police (British Forces Germany) Seen here at the Rhine Army Summer Show (RASS) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... A stab vest is a reinforced undergarment designed to resist knife attacks. ...


Most RMP patrol cars have standard police Battenburg markings. Home Office police radios are fitted to those in the UK. This article is about emergency vehicle markings. ...


The RMP also uses the Home Office Large Major Enquiry System known as HOLMES, as well as having access to the Police National Computer database. In the United Kingdom, HOLMES2, the successor to HOLMES (Home Office Large Major Enquiry System), is an IT system used by the Police to assist with the investigation of serious crimes including murder, fraud and disasters. ... The Police National Computer (PNC) is a computer system used extensively by law enforcement organisations across the United Kingdom. ...


The RMP in popular culture

Redcap, an ABC television drama series which aired from 1964 to 1966, starred John Thaw as SIB investigator Sergeant (later Staff Sergeant) John Mann. Redcap is the name that has been given to two separate TV series on British television. ... John Thaw (left) as Inspector Morse John Edward Thaw CBE (3 January 1942 – 21 February 2002) was an English actor who achieved his first starring role in the military police television drama Redcap (1964 – 1966), and subsequently appeared in a range of television, stage and cinema roles. ...


Red Cap, another television drama series, which aired in 2003 and 2004, starred Tamzin Outhwaite as Sergeant Jo McDonagh, also an SIB investigator. Redcap is the name that has been given to two separate TV series on British television. ... Tamzin Outhwaite (born on November 5, 1970 in Ilford, Essex) is an English actor best known for playing Melanie Owen (née Healy, Beale) in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


Soldier Soldier, a television drama series about an infantry company which aired from 1991 to 1997, featured Holly Aird as Corporal (later Sergeant) Nancy Thorpe RMP. Soldier Soldier was a British television drama series. ... Holly Aird, (born 18 May 1969 in Aldershot, Hampshire) is an English television actress best known for playing Forensic Pathologist Frankie Wharton in the BBC1 drama series Waking the Dead, having previously starred in productions such as Soldier Soldier and the 1997 film Fever Pitch alongside Colin Firth. ...


The Real Redcaps was a television documentary series about the Royal Military Police which aired from 2003 to 2005.[7]


See also

Regimental Police (RPs) are soldiers responsible for regimental discipline enforcement and unit custody in the British Army and some other Commonwealth armies. ... The Royal Navy Regulating Branch is the military police branch of the British Royal Navy. ... The Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) is the military police branch of the British Royal Air Force. ... A Police Constable of West Yorkshire Police on patrol The United Kingdom (UK) does not have one single police service serving the general public; with the exception of various special police forces and of Northern Ireland (which has one unified force, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)), police forces...

References

  1. ^ Ministry of Defence, Royal Military Police website, (accessed 15 Nov 06)
  2. ^ Royal Military Police Journal 2007
  3. ^ MOD Oracle news, Tragedy Of Errors In RMP Deaths, Guardian Unlimited (accessed 16 Nov 06)
  4. ^ MoD Oracle News
  5. ^ RMP Journal
  6. ^ RMP Journal
  7. ^ The Real Redcaps, Produced by Anglia Television/Channel Television/Meridian Broadcasting for ITV 2005

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The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge have the power to appoint and swear constables under the Universities Act 1825. ... The Epping Forest Keepers are an ancient body who are responsible for the management and care of Epping Forest, Essex, London. ... Falmouth Docks Police is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing Falmouth Docks. ... The Kew Constabulary (formerly the Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary) is a very small, specialised constabulary responsible for policing the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London, England. ... Larne Harbour Police is a very small, specialised police force responsible for policing Larne Harbour in Northern Ireland. ... The Mersey Tunnels Police is a small, specialised, police force responsible for policing the Mersey Tunnels, Merseyside, England (between Liverpool and the Wirral). ... The Port of Bristol Police is a very small, specialised police force responsible for policing the Port of Bristol estate. ... The Port of Dover Police is a small non Home Office police service which provides police services to the Port of Dover. ... Port of Felixstowe Police is a small specialised police force responsible for policing the port of Felixstowe. ... The Port of Liverpool Police is a small non-Home Office police force with the responsibility of policing the Liverpool, Bootle and Birkenhead Dock Estates. ... The Port of Tilbury Police is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing the Port of London. ... Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority Harbour Police is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing the docks of the Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority. ... York Minster Police is a very small, specialised police force responsible for policing York Minster and its surrounding precincts. ... Crown dependencies are possessions of the British Crown, as opposed to overseas territories or colonies. ... The States of Jersey Police is the professional police service of Jersey. ... There is an Honorary Police (French: Police Honorifique) force in each parish in Jersey. ... The Gibraltar Services Police (GSP) is a civil police force which guards and enforces law on Ministry of Defence installations on Gibraltar. ... The Sovereign Base Areas Police is the local civilian police force for the British controlled Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus. ... The Singapore Armed Forces Military Police Command providing security coverage at the Padang in Singapore during the National Day Parade in 2000. ... The Royal Navy Police (RNP), or Royal Naval Police, formerly known as the Royal Navy Regulating Branch, is the military police branch of the Royal Navy. ... The Royal Air Force Police (RAFP) is the military police branch of the British Royal Air Force. ... The Royal Marines Police is the military police branch of the British Royal Marines. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Belfast Town Police were the police force of Belfast for much of the 19th century. ... The Dublin Metropolitan Police was formed in 1836, after twenty years of attempts to create an effective policing force in Ireland Rural policing in Ireland began when Chief Secretary for Ireland, Robert Peel created the Peace Preservation Force in 1816. ... The Irish Republican Police (IRP) was the police force of the Irish Republic. ... The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) was one of Irelands two police forces in the early twentieth century, alongside the Dublin Metropolitan Police. ... The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was name of the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001. ... The Ulster Special Constabulary (USC) was a reserve force of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... JoanneB 20:11, 23 September 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Belfast International Airport Constabulary is a small, specialised police force responsible for policing Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland. ... Larne Harbour Police is a very small, specialised police force responsible for policing Larne Harbour in Northern Ireland. ... The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) is a civilian police force that is part of the Ministry of Defence. ... The Police Service of Northern Ireland (Irish: Seirbhís Póilíneachta Thuaisceart na hÉireann) is the police service that covers Northern Ireland. ... The Dublin Harbour Police is a small, specialised police force in Dublin Port, Ireland operating under the jurisdiction of the Dublin Port Company. ... Flag of An Garda Síochána Garda Síochána na hÉireann (pronounced ; Irish for Peace Guard of Ireland, often rendered[1] as The Guardians of the Peace of Ireland) is the police force of the Republic of Ireland. ... The Garda Síochána Reserve is the volunteer reserve section of An Garda Siochana the Irish Police Force. ... Corps Insignia of An Póilíní Airm The Póilíní Airm (English: Army Police) is the corps of the Irish Army responsible for the provision of policing service personnel and providing a military police presence to forces while on exercise and deployment. ...

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