Welcome to Cold War Provost,
a section of Forces
Close-up of the issued Scarlet and Black MP brassard
flash an MP wore in the 1980s. Unlike current MP Flashes,
this versions material was a felt-like material for
both backing and lettering (current versions are made
from a more hard-wearing cotton); this was sewn on a
DPM brassard cloth, worn on the right arm of every RMP
in all "working dress" and "combat dress"
uniforms. Immediately above it would be sewn the NCOs
rank for all ranks below the Warrant officer grades.
CWP will be basing its' displays on the RMPs duties
in the British Army of the Rhine, with increased concentration
on the Companies surrounding the Soltau Plains exercise
The purpose of Cold War Provost
is to promote, through a physical presence at displays, the
role that the Royal Military Police, both Regular and Reserve
forces, had in their Provost Operations role (their work "in
the field", rather than in their General Policing Duties)
during the period 1960 through 1989.
At large and/or major Living History events, this
sign board will be placed at the front of the Cold
War Provost stand
We will do this by placing people and equipment on display
at Military Shows throughout the United Kingdom and possibly
Europe (where possible). This is intended to give a true representation
and feel of the Regiment, and those that served in it.
Over the following pages, you'll learn a little more about
the work that the RMP performed in its' Provost Operations
role, and the taskings involved.
You will also find helpful hints, photographoic evidence
of the period, and other helpful information to assist you
if you intend to join us, or inform you, if you merely have
an interest in the period.
We look forward to meeting you! Exemplo Ducemus!
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