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Welcome to Cold War Provost Living History Group!

close-up of the issued Scarlet and Black MP brassard flash an MP wore in the 1980s
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 areas.

At large and/or major Living History events, this sign board would be placed at the front of the Cold War Provost stand

The purpose of Cold War Provost was 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.

We performed this by placing people and equipment on display at Military Shows that we attended within the United Kingdom. This was 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, photographic evidence of the period, and other helpful information to assist you in understanding how the RMP worked in the field, during the latter stages of the Cold War.

Thanks for your interest, and it you have any questions, please, don't hesitate to ask - gl@coldwarprovost.org.uk

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