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14.01.2014: YOUR HELP PLEASE: I´ve been trying to trace someone I served with in Steamer Point Aden [ HQ P&SS Mideast ] 1966 - 1967. RAFP [ Air Movements - Khormaksar ] Cpl Frank Costello Frank would be about 75 now - in those days he was Scout Leader of local scout troop and also a keen body builder ( dancing muscles on local TV ) We lost track way back after we returned to UK from Aden late summer 1967. Any ideas. Regards Bob Tickner.

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19.10.2013:My name is Roy Dadge. My uncle Gordon Norman Dadge (7689541) was a CMP with the 2nd Armoured Division on the 7th April 1941. It was the day that three British generals were captured by the Germans and the 2nd Armoured surrendered when they were overrun by Rommel at the Battle of Mechili in Libya. The division had been severely weaken with a large part of their strength being sent to Greece including most of the Provost Company under Major HN Whitehead.

Extract from War Diary WO 169/1157-Greece 2/4/1941-Major HN Whitehead;Captain GB Johnstone;RSM AJ Seward;Plus 59 O/Rs moved from Glyphada Camp took over barracks of the Hill Memorial School and Amoleyau Orphanage.

Captain EAF Oxborrow;CSM Sutcliffe-Plus 64 other ranks of Detachment 1st Cavalry DW Provost Company were attached to the company for all purposes.

My uncle remained with the 2nd Armoured Division in the Libyan desert and escaped with other members of the headquarters staff including other CMP,s to Tobruk. I would like to know if anyone has any information with regard to how they made their escape when surrounded by the Germans and Italians.

If anyone can help with information, please contact me-Ian.

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02.10.2013:Hi, Ray Spence here from the RMPA NI. I am trying to put together a list of RMP units that were stationed in Northern Ireland and in particular Lisburn from the beginning of WW1, and was wondering if anyone has any momentoes of service in Northern Ireland prior to 1969. We are trying to get LisburnCity to sponsor a scroll for the RMP, but need to know eactly when RMP were first posted to Lisburn. Ray Spence.

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Does anyone have any information on the following former RMP?

Sidney George Robert Herbert Addicott:Born in Gib February 1922. WO2 Seniority confirmed December 1952 when he was posted to 156 Colchester-he was still there when I left in November 1954. He and his family lived in married quarters and also Aisne Road off Layer Road. Believed to have joined CMP at outbreak of WW2. Also believed to have been with 7th Arm'd CMP in Celle, Germany, and was ordered to take down Nazi flag at a liberated POW camp in Germany April 1945. After he left RMP (date not known) he was appointed production manager at BP Oil on the Isle of Grain Kent. He died 12th April 1972 at Gravesend, Kent. Details to Ian in first instance please.

Capt. ? Mumford who was 2 i/c at 156 Pro.Coy. Colchester in 1954. Any information would be welcome.

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08.09.2013:I have had a request from Liz Kirkbride, the daughter of Elizabeth Greer who knew Peter B.A.Furniss RMP who died in an RTA near Colchester in August 1951. Peter was a close friend of P.G. (Lofty) Rowell from squad 338. Peter Furniss was from Forest Hill London, and 'Lofty' Rowell was from Peckham, London who was sent to Korea. Attached is a photo of Peter ( in uniform) before transfer to RMP with my mother on the left. If you have any contacts in the Royal Military Police who may be able to help me with any information I would be very grateful.

Details to me please in first instance, Ian.

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06.09.2013:Can anyone help with the following request that I received from Paricia Moore, daughter of Sgt. William Moore RMP. If anyone has recollection or knowledge of Sgt. Moore please contact me in first instance-Ian.

Dear Sir, Thank you for this site. I was never so close to my father when I looked at some of the photographs displayed. My father was Sgt William Moore, service n. 22246742, RMP 4 INF. DIF. PROV COY HERFORD and the years concerned are 1953 to 1957, Daddy was born on 09 Feb 1923 and died on 11 June 1957. Daddy was stationed in Herford but did some service at Luneburg - more specifically on 28 May 1957 - a fortnight before he passed away in an accident on the German motorway - RTA.

I attach some photographs of Daddy and two with other soldiers, on exercise I imagine. Maybe - just maybe someone might just recognize Daddy (reference TITANIA HOTEL)and someone might know what kind of an accident he had? I authorize you to publish them, thank you. His last letter sent to his wife - my mum - on 28 May 1957 informed her that he was hoping to be moved into the quarters in Osnabruck in August so that we - the family - could all live together, but fate intervened so terribly that this has never happened. My father is buried in Hanover British Military Cemetery and I am so very thankful to the CWGC for looking after the graves after all these years.

During the war my father was with the Northamptonshire Regiment - from Messina to Rome - not Anzio but I presume Monte Casino. In June 1944 Daddy was in Naples and Rome and then in December 1944 he was already in Jerusalem. - I have some photographs there as well, should you like them?

Kindest regards, Patricia Moore.

***************************************************************************************************************** 06.09.2013:Can anyone help find colleagues of Ray Saxton, former squad 806 and 12th Inf. Bgde. RMP Osnabrück 1961-64? Details to me please-Ian.

29.08.2013:I have received the following request from Janet Davies, daughter of Haydn John Davies.

I am writing to enquire if anyone can help find any details about my father who served with 227 Provost Company(Cyprus) in the 1950s, he talked about the killing of L/Cpl William Bell. I wondered if anybody remembered him? His name is Haydn John Davies. Thank you. Janet Davies.

20.02.2013:Below is a resume of the career of our new Regimental Secretary Col. Jeremy Green. He took over from Col. John Baber at the end of January 2013.

Entering the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as an Army Scholar in 1980, Jeremy Green commissioned into the Corps of Royal Military Police. Since then, he has undertaken a variety of regimental and staff appointments at sub-unit, regimental, brigade, divisional and corps level including an attachment as a Mechanized Infantry Platoon Commander in Germany during the Cold War, an exchange tour at the Canadian Forces School of Intelligence and Security; and service in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain as the Force Provost Marshal during the recovery phase of Operation GRANBY. His service has encompassed all aspects of ‘Provost’, both at Regimental Duty and Command, and training as a Senior Investigating Officer.

He briefly commanded 87 Section SIB, then based in Düsseldorf, before commencing a full tour on promotion to Major commanding 160 Pro Coy in Aldershot. It was when serving in Aldershot that he became the only Royal Military Police Officer to graduate from the Intermediate Command Course at the National Police Staff College, Bramshill, and the last Officer Commanding of the RMP Mounted Troop. In 1995, he served as the Military Police and Personnel Services Advisor with the first British Military Advisory and Training Team deployed to post-apartheid South Africa, before returning to the UK to re-form and command the RMP Close Protection Unit as an independent operational unit. During this tour of duty he travelled widely in the Middle-east, sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans and South America, primarily in support of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

As a Lieutenant Colonel he commanded the SIB in the United Kingdom, providing investigative support in the UK and to all operational theatres overseas and to the Rest-of-the-World. In 2004, he served as both Provost Marshal and SO1 J5 Security Sector Reform to the newly established Multi-national Division in southern Iraq, where he commanded some 600 multi-national MP personnel working to reform the Iraqi Police Service and Iraqi Border Police. He also supervised the building of, and then commissioned, the Divisional Temporary Divisional Detention Centre at the Shaibah Logistics Base. Subsequently, he was the principal staff officer for the development of investigations and policing policy on the staff of the Provost Marshal (Army). It was during this tour that he co-authored the first nationally agreed protocol for the investigation of deaths occurring on Ministry of Defence (MoD) establishments and lands. His last appointment as a Lieutenant Colonel was working in the Directorate of Manning (Army) where he was responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of employment and Equality and Diversity policy for the Army.

On promotion to Colonel in 2008, he served as Provost Marshal of the Germany-based Allied Rapid Reaction Corps where he led on all NATO Military Police and International policing matters and on detention, before assuming the newly created appointment of Deputy Provost Marshal (Historic Inquiries), which placed him at the heart of the MoD’s response to myriad legal challenges arising from operations in Iraq, working closely with Defence directorates, the Treasury Solicitor and Treasury Counsel and giving evidence at the High Court and in the Court of Appeal. His last appointment as Deputy Provost Marshal (Operations) (and later for Force Development) saw him leading the work to restructure and then optimise the Army’s Provost Services under the Army’s 2020 transformation project. Taking early retirement, he assumed the appointment of Regimental Secretary in January 2013.

He has been told that he frequently “bores for England” on military history.

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16.12.2012:I have received this request for information on whereabouts of PAUL DERBY, formerly 7207 squad.

Hello Ian, I am searching for information and contacts of my father Paul Derby. He was in 158 Pro. Coy. RMP - and worked with SIB in Northern Ireland and his training squad was 7207 (unfortunately there is no pass out photo). He was with the RMP from 1972 to aproximately 1980,

Any information or photos would be hugely appreciated. Kindest Regards, Kevin Derby.

10.10.2012:I have received the following message from Tjitte Wassenaar in Holland. If anyone rode this machne or knows its history, please let me know:

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Dear Ian, From time to time I like to look at your website. Strange for a Dutchman to do this ? Well, not really, because I owm an ex RMP BSA M20 and still try to fit the small puzzle-pieces together of it's history. Attached are some pictures (from 1980) to show that it was still in the original MP livery in which it served in Germany. I also have a copy of the BSA key card and it shows the BSA went to BAOR ca. 1959.

Due to my re-enactment activities, I restored the bike in the guise in which it must have left the factory in 1945. I use the unit serial number and badge of the XXX Corps in 1945 for it.

Through your website I found out that the unit serial number on the BSA, back in the early sixties, was that of the 101 Pro Coy in Rheindalen. In the various albums on your site I saw some very interesting pictures, namely those of Geoff Winn, one of the license plates nearly is the same as on my bike, only the last two digits are not on the picture but it shows another unit serial number !

I also send you a picture of a wooden shield which I found on a military swapmeet for just 5 Euros and it was presented to the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Dutch Military Police) in 1962; it came from the very Pro Coy where my BSA was on active service in that year.

Kind regards, Tjitte Wassenaar-Holland.

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07.10.2012:JIM MARSHALL Jnr would like to hear from anyone who knew his dad, JAMES MARSHALL, when serving with 200 Pro.Coy. in Gillman Barracks, Singapore. Please contact me-Ian.

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25.08.2012:I have received this message from David Coates. If you can help please contact David.

Revival of the RMPA (Oxford) Branch

I am in the process of trying to revive the Oxford Branch of the RMPA. This once thriving branch is now down to one member ie myself, sadly due to bereavement. I have made a number of attempts to do so. I wondered if there are any RMP connected personnel who may be residing in this part of the country who may like assist me to get it on to it’s feet once again, rather than allow the branch to slip into obscurity. Accordingly I wondered if you would place a posting on this highly regarded web site asking any interested parties to contact me on:

CLICK HERE or Abingdon (UK) (01235 201932).

Many thanks, kind regards, David (Alfie) Coates.

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08.08.2012:I am looking for Sgt. David N Mottley. I lost contact with him a few years ago. Can you help?

Thank you, Ann Stevenson@jeminai@btinternet.com

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08.08.2012:I have received this message. Can anyone help?

Hi just after the second world war my dad ARTHUR PHIPPS was with the red caps, and the little I have found out was there a H.Q in London near Liverpool St station. Please if you know send Ian an email . Ron Phipps.

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07.08.2012:Terry McFALL is looking for a 1(BR) Corps flash (Red Diamond/White spear head). If anyone has one and would care to donate it olease contact me. Ian.

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23.06.2012:"Soldier Magazine" and the "Veterans Agency Magazine" has articles that state that the MOD are currently carrying out a review of their Medals Policy. They are interested in views and opinions. Please read the articles.

They can be contacted via e mail on MedalsReview@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk or a letter to Medals review Team, Cabinet Office 2, 23, 26, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2LH.

If you have an opinion then please let them know so that MOD can examine all views.

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21.05.2012: I have received the following message which may interest some former RMP:

Hello Ian, A long time since we were in touch I do hope you are well. Thank you for your past efforts at putting me in touch with some of your members who have given us some good information and pictures of Austin Champs in service. This year is the 60th anniversary of the Champs going into service and we are holding an international rally to celebrate the event. We have Champs coming from Belgium, The Netherlands , Germany and the UK and maybe also from Norway, Sweden, and France. Also we have Austin Champ Owners Club members flying in from the USA, Hawaii and Australia. The rally will be based on the Wartime In the Vale show at Badsey near Evesham. From June 18th to the 24th and we will be out and about in the area with road runs during that week. The public open days are Sat 23rd and Sun 24th June. We would love to see and meet up with any of your Redcap membership, particularly of course those who used Austin Champs in their service days and to hear any anecdotes anyone has or to see any pictures that were brought along. We currently have 120 Champs booked in for the event and we hope to have a complete time line of the vehicles with the prototypes and all the varients as well as an extensive picture gallery. We even have a special brew ... Champ Ale... to slake the thirst. I would be grateful if you could publicise the event with an open invite to your members from us to come and get aquainted with a Champ again. There will of course be a whole host of other military vehicles at the show which is probabaly the second largest MV show in the UK and a national show for the Military Vehicle trust. The Lancaster is confirned for the flypast. There is also the permanent British "Ashdown Camp" replica on site which is well worth a visit on it's own. See more details at:- http://www.freewebs.com/ashdowncamp/events.htm Also for directions go to www.austinchamp.com click on the More Info tag on the first page (picture of the Champ Camp) and you will get a maps page option and a list of B & B's. Best Regards Phil Plumb Compiler "Champ World" magazine, Membership Secretary Austin Champ Owners Club.

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29.02.2012:Yvonne COX, is looking for her half brother who was in the RMP in the late 1960's . She lost contact many years ago. She has wedding photos and only a first name, as he changed his last name when aged 11 years. His name at birth was Michael COX, born March 1947 in SE England. His father William Francis COX served in the Royal Logistics Corps during WW2. Michael COX was posted to BAOR Germany. Yvonne needs to contact him with family news.
Here are some photos of Michael's wedding. If you recognise him or anyone in the photos, please contact Ian with any details ,which will be passed on to Yvonne.



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14.02.2012:Will Marianne MILLS who contacted me in November 2009 seeking information on Bob MILLS, please contact me ASAP as I have lost her original e-mail contact address.

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29.12.2011:"For Queen & Country". 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards-Check this out.

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14.12.2011:Hi there Ian! I wonder if you might help? I am currently writing a screenplay for a TV series entitled The Green Line, which features three retired Red Caps who go back to Cyprus for a reunion, some thirty-odd years after serving there during the Turkish invasion of 1974. My uncle Jim, a retired Major in the RMP had agreed to help me with the detail but tragically he developed a brain tumour and passed over within three weeks of the diagnosis. His name was James Ayres and he served all over the world (including Cyprus) during his service in the RMP. I have attached a picture of the RMPs who came to his funeral service in York on the 13th July 2011, to give Jim his final salute.(See 'Obituaries' for photo).

As I write this screenplay, there are questions that arise with regard to certain detail of the RMP, such as: which company, what was happening of import at that time in Cyprus, etc. My uncle Jim, all the followers of your website and RMPs around the world would never forgive me if this TV series is made and aired and there are blinding mistakes all over the place. Hence my request.

I look forward to your reply,Kind Regards, Andrew Haughton.

If anyone can assist Andrew, please contact him direct-email: CLICK HERE ...............................................................................................................................................................................................

13.11.2011:Dave McMahon from SE London, has requested details of his father, CECIL AUSTIN McMAHON, who completed his National Service with the RMP, and believes that he started training at Inkerman in November 1951 (Squads 261;262;263). He needs to find out more about his posting? He does not know his regimental number etc., Unfortunately his father is no longer with us. If anyone served with Cecil or trained with him in 1951-1953, please contact me. Ian. ................................................................................................................................................................................................

08.11.2011:Terry Brown is seeking anyone who trained or served with his dad, SSgt.GORDON BROWN RMP 252 pro.Coy.(V), Stockton-on-Tees, who sadly died from diabetis in February 2002.He had served in Germany, Northern Ireland and was a green beret, and before that was in the fleet air arm back in the 60’s Please contact me if you can help. .................................................................................................................................................................................................

Can anyone help find Terry (Terence) MacDONALD? I have received the following message:"Hi , I am wondering if you can help me find a Terry (Terence) Mcdonald who was training at Inkermann Barracks about 1963/4/5, not sure which year now it’s so long ago. He came from Crook, Co Durham. He was living at 12 Coniston Cres, Crook, but moved suddenly in 2003. He is a dear friend of ours and we were so hoping to meet up with him again in a reunion. I am told that he became an Ambulance Driver, in Crook,Durham, but the informer wasn’t too clear. I have been intouch with Durham Electoral Rolls but have to go in person to view these rolls at Durham. I am in USA living now so that is not a quick option. I have tried all of the option I can think of, so please can you help me? Kindest Regards, Doffy Carter. My Email address, doffyrushcarter@hotmail.com" ...................................................................................................................................................................................................

17.08.2011:Can anyone help with the following please?

Dear Sir, I am trying to research my grandfathers career in the RMP. I believe i have found a picture of him on your website, the link to which i add below but the quality is such that i cannot determine precisely if it is him (front row right);

(0285:HARDWICK, D.) http://www.redcap70.net/201to300.html/slides/285.html

I would dearly love to find out where, when he served and also find some photos of him. I also understand from my Grandmother he may have played rugby for the Army (or just the RMP). This is what i would dearly love to trace and see photos of.

I have contacted the RMP museum and they mentioned your site. I hope you will be able to assit me in tracing some information of him.

kind regards, Matthew Thornhill. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................

01.08.2011:I have received the following request from Kelsey Rathbun:

Hi, My name is Kelsey Rathbun and I'm the Awareness Coordinator for the Mesothelioma Center (Asbestos.com); an organization devoted to assisting veterans through their application processes for VA benefits, and helping them obtain the maximum benefits for which they are entitled. While I was browsing through a number of Veterans sites I came across your website and was very impressed by the information you have listed.

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.

The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases. In addition, we have thousands of articles regarding asbestos and mesothelioma and we've even created a veterans-specific section on our website in order to help inform about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Because so many veterans visit your site, I thought that you may be interested in posting our link to help educate veterans on the dangers of asbestos exposure. Please contact me at krathbun(@)asbestos.com or at 407-434-0730.

Best Regards, Kelsey Rathbun, Mesothelioma Center. ......................................................................................................................................................................................................

13.07.2011: I have received this message from Bill Heard: "Ian, I am a former member of the RMP (Squad 7504).......ex 2 RMP (Both 175 and 179 Pro Coy). Currently, I am a Lieutenant with the Los Angeles Police Department. I have a big house in the LA area and I would like to offer accomodation to any visiting RMP or ex RMP officers and family. If you could advertise my offer on your web site I would appreciate it. I also wrote a book about my time in NI. It is available on Amazon under the title "Bravo November 283." Thanks, Bill Heard". Contact me for bill's e-mail addy if you would like to take up his offer. ......................................................................................................................................................................................................

21.03.2011: EmailFrom = fergiebell@btinternet.com

I am looking for two Ex-RMP's who are Raymond Gallagher (formerly 404 squad), and Barry Cater who transfered from the Pipes & Drums KOSB a long time ago, as we are holding a Pipes & Drums reunion in September this year and hope that they might be interested?? Raymond is from East Kilbride & Barry the last time I know of was living down in Creetown in Dumfries & Galloway Scotland if anyone has any information.

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Will RAY KELLY please contact me regarding his 552 squad photo which is missing because of hard drive problems.

Will BOB TRIMBLE squad 604 please contact me regarding his squad photo which is missing because of hard drive problems.

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08.11.2010:I have received this request:
Hi my name is John Convery ex Staff Sergeant 116 Pro Coy RMP TA. I have a mounted Argentinean Military Police belt and baton, in my possession. That was ether presented to, or was presented by, Sgt Grogan RMP. It has April 84 – Aug 86 on it and his name but no number.
I would like to find said person with a view of returning this to him. Your site is my first attempt at this so any help would be appreciated.


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14.10.2010:I have received the following request for help. If anyone can assist kindly let me know.

Dear Sir,

If it is not to much trouble would you advise me how I can find out about my fathers (WO 1 Cyril C. Stacey 6208407) service with the RMP. He completed his service as an RSM. I have had no contact for over 35 years and I assume he is deceased, as he was born in 1920.

I know that he served in Malaya, during Confrontation and I believe he was attached to one of the Gurkha units. He received an MID, which I also assume was awarded for his service in Malaya. He served in WWII as he had some war medals, including the 8th Army medal. I do not know if his unit was a Military Police unit. He was also a member of the Commando Association. He was a L/Cpl RMP in 1950 and with the SIB in the late 60’s.

Regretably, I do not have any other relevant information.

I hope you can help,

Yours sincerely, Chris Stacey, Paphos, Cyprus.

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08.09.2010:I have received this photo from DAVE FARNHAM. Can anyone identify the building? If so, please let me know.


04.09.2010:PAUL TORR is seeking the whereabouts of JOHN McMAHON, who was with 111 Pro.Coy. in Hohne circa 1983-86. He came from Birmingham and married in 1988.After demob may have joined Securcor and then West Midlands Police. Any information to me please. Ian.

27.08.2010:Will PETER BISHOP who is mentioned below as seeking 'Farmer from the Devon area', please contact me ASAP as my e-mails to him keep bouncing. I have a message from the person he is seeking! Ian.



22.08.2010:Does anyone remember a Sgt. Peterson (later commissioned to Capt).taking a squad in late 1952, which had the following members in it?J.Lightfoot;E.J.Phillips;James Laurie;J.Brittland;Nick Wardrop;J.T.Hall;John Spencer;B.A.Allington;R.Woods;B.M.Gee and Chris Dobson who joined the squad after illness from squad 264.If you can remember any of these names and their squad number, I would like to know. During their course they were inspected at Inkerman by the then PM Brig. Les Wieler.Ian.

20.08.2010:Can anyone assist BARRIE WOODWARD please:

Hi Ian, Could I please make a request through your site for any information about the following.

1. Sqd 60

2. Gatton Park between July 1946 and the end of December 1946

3. S.I.B. Course December 1946

4. Any info on Lancaster Barracks, Lagos, Nigeria from June 1947 onwards

I'm sure there must be someone out there with a some small (or large) bits of information. Any info would be greatly appreciated particularly any photo's.

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04.05.2010:A message from Bob Eggleton has been forwarded to me:If you can help please contact Richard Keightley direct:
SPECIAL REQUEST "PROTECTION AND ESCORTING:
I recently heard from WO Richard Keightley RMP, who is the Training Warrant Officer, Close Protection Unit RMP. He is in the process of writing a sh ort history of Close protection in the Corps but was unaware that RMP escorts were provided to such people as the C in C Cyprus in the 50s. This was made aware to him following a mention in my ‘Old Comrades’ column in the Corps Journal.
I have informed Richard that CMP and RMP have provided protection and escorts for a number of Royals and VIPs over the years and I know this from stories and photographs which you have so kindly provided. I have given him some contact details mainly to do with Cyprus days so you could already be in contact with him.
Now is your chance to tell your story and add to the history of the Corps. If you have a story to tell please contact Richard directly at:
His civil e-mail is: richardkeightley@yahoo.com
His address: CPU RMP, Kitchener House, White Avenue, Longmoor, Hants, GU33 6DS
Tel No. 01420 537075 or Mob – 07736872454. Fax - 01420 538528
Of course I would appreciate a copy of any story which you have to tell.
Kindest regards, Bob Eggelton. 420 538528.



03.05.2010:Message received from FRANK BARON:Ian, Can you put the following, in the 'information required' section, on your redcap site please. About a month ago I learned from my elder sister that I had an uncle called Joe, or Joseph Clark (now deceased) who she believed had served in the CMP in the Second World War. I can,t remember him as I was only a child. She understood that he had apparently been posted to Northern Scotland to either the Western Isles (Stornoway area) or the Orkney Isles (Kirkwall area or possibly Scapa Flow) or the Shetland Isles ( Lerwick area) I have contacted his daughter down south but she was very young when he died and cannot help. I have checked all the Provo Coys on RMP World site, without success. Has anyone any information or suggestions that might help me trace him and the CMP Coy he may have served with. Contact me on frank.baron37@yahoo.co.uk



02.03.2010:Does anyone remember ALAN ROBERT BARBER, who served with 7th AD Pro.Coy. at Soltau, BAOR and who died as a result of a RTA near Soltau, whilst on Exercise "Grand Repulse" on 17th September 1953? He had arrived at Verden in August 1953 straight from the Depot. It was his first duty on an old BSA M-20 motor-cycle in Germany and he was not used to the wet slippery cobblestones. It was raining heavily. Alan is buried in the Limmer (Hannover) Military Cemetery-grave number 14, same row as Wally Mathews. Alan Lambie frequently visits his grave to place a poppy on it. I would appreciate any details and a photo etc., and/or any reference to his death in the RMPA Journal of that time. Lyn, his daughter would like a photograph of him. Please e-mail me if you have any information.

I have received the following request. Did anyone serve with Roy Henwood with 2nd Div.RMP in Hilden?
"My father was in the RMP 2 Div. at Hilden, Germany in 1952. His name is Roy Henwood, and he was 18 years old when he joined. He drove the camp commander around. I am trying to collect information of his service and friends who served with him but am finding it difficult and wondered if you couldhelp. Many thanks, Pauline Mackay. 16.11.2009. I can be contacted on macspurs123@yahoo.co.uk".

02.11.2009. Does anyone remember PHILIP HENRY THOMAS (4029769), who served with CMP/RMP 1942-1953? he was with 109 Pro.Coy.1944-1948 when he was discharged. He re-enlisted and served with 193 Pro.Coy.HQ (London) until leaving RMP in 1953. Any scrap of info. would be welcomed.

02.11.2009:I've had a message from Marianne Mills asking for information/photo of her late husband BOB MILLS, who transferred from RE's to RMP in late 1952 and was sent to Klagenfurt, Austria (105 Pro.Coy.) after training at Inkerman. Bob was from Wales.

15.06.2009:Does anyone know a CHRIS BROWN? He joined RMP during 1989. He lived in Clayhall Avenue, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex. He had a tattoo of a wizard on his right arm, and was a keen motorcyclist. His mother's name was Brenda. Please e-mail me if you know of Chris's whereabouts.

12.06.2009:I have just received the following message-can anyone help please?
"I have started a little digging into my family history and would be grateful if you could pop me into your information required section?
I am searching for information regarding my uncle CPL Thomas Phelps who was stationed in Germany just after the war. Unfortunately as it is a long time ago I cannot find much information but according to the Corps of Military Police web-sight he died in a traffic accident in Germany on the 29.10.1946, he is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetary. His details were: Army number 1103473 and he was with 246 Pro Coy company. He died along with LCPL F.P. Jones (number: 7022297). This was all news to me as family history has always been that he died in the war and he seems to have been swept under the carpet a bit - as he was my father, James Henry Phelps' favourite brother I would like to be able to find out more (although sadly my father died when I was very young also) and I do appreciate that it is a long time ago and there may not be many people who remember him now. Kind regards. janice.phelps-foster@ellisonslegal.com tel: 01206 719689".

29.05.2009: Can anyone help with this message just received?
"I was with 24 RAF Police District for over two years and did many patrols with 227 Provost Co. Remember doing foot patrols down Ledra Street Nicosia and s wapping hats(Red Caps with Snowdrops!!) I recall one patrol with aL/corporal Smith, would this be the same Bill Smith who a few years back visited Waynes Keep and "Dinger Bells" grave. I also attended his burial. The L/Corporal Smith I knew had a catch phrase he used all the time "CHEERS SMEARS" if this is the same one I would like to get in touch with him. Can you help? Best wishes. Rod Hollingsworth (Holly) ex RAF Police".

Can anyone help the Norfolk Police identify ex RMP D. Green, possibly ex 138 squad. He was with 101 and possibly 247 (Berlin) Pro.Coys. He is wearing the tailored Canadian BD in the photo.



23.11.2008:EDDIE HUGHES wants to know if anyone remembers the "Shoot" at Bisley? in June/July 1956? The medallion below was awarded to the winners.




I would dearly love a copy of the picture it was published in either Soldier Magazine or Police Review on the front cover it might have been an RMPA mag but not sure. Jacqueline Chilcott 1978-1981". Can anyone help with information and/or pictures please?'Miss Cop Drive' pic is now in 158 album-thanks to Colin Whatman

Can anyone remember which units/badges were based in Goodwood Barracks, Celle, BAOR at various times? Details to me please.

Can you assist with a query please? In 1967 I attended the 71st (Summer Course Number 3) 1 (BR) Corps Outward Bound Centre Isejfaer, Norway. To complete of the personal survival test. After jumping from a cliff into a fjord, treading water and removing your clothing/kit, you were required to swim to a boat moored out in the fjord and climb onto it unaided. You were then asked if you would ‘volunteer’ to swim back to the shore where you would be awarded the ‘Dolphin’. This was a small brass figure of a dolphin (still in my possession) to acknowledge your achievement. Your name and unit were entered on a board along with others who had been successful in the return swim. On the course I attended, just two of us were successful and our names were duly added to the board. If I recall it correctly it was painted green and the writing was in gold. Does anyone know if this board still exists and its location? Regards, Idris Davies.

Hi, I came across your excellent website and was wondering if you or any of your colleagues could help me. My dad served in the Royal Military Police (during the last year of national service I believe) in Hong Kong, allied to the Gurkhas. It is his 70th birthday this March 2009, and I have booked a week's holiday for myself and him in Hong Kong as he has never been back. It is a suprise visit which is why the information I have is quite vague, and I am looking for any information on barracks that he may have been located in and any information about the histoy of the RMP in Hong Kong. Also, if anyone recalls Robert (Rab) Mackellar and has any interesting stories information or contact details then it would be much appreciated. Many thanks, Craig Mackellar".

Response from Richard Bowen: "Hi Ian, Re the entry from Craig Mackellar on 16.10.08. I can only say that he would have been based in the New Territories. I.e. Either Sek Kong or Fanling. The rest of us were at Whitfield Bks., Nathan Road, Kowloon, or on HK Island, at Victoria Barracks. Sorry I can't help more. Dick Bowen".

Query from P.ASHERP:Does anyone know of a MARCUS/DAVID SCOTT who served in Germany from 1963 to 1970? He changed his name in late 1960's from DOLING to SCOTT. He is known to have spent some time in a BMH in Germany and was in the Merchant Navy prior to joining RMP.


Information required on when the Hong Kong Pro.Coy. moved from Hong Kong (Whitfield Bks) to Sham Shui Po Camp2? Colin Carnall, ex R30b squad would like to know.

Does anyone have knowledge of the surviving relatives of Sgt.D.R.KINNEAR, RMP.SIB, who died in Korea 5th August 1951, and is buried in Pusan Cemetery? Details to me please.

Does anyone have a sew-on cloth 1 BR Corps flash (white spear on red diamond) and RMP shoulder regimental flash in good condition? Terry McFall is seeking one! Let me know and I'll inform Terry.