Fujifilm FinePix J100 Photo #35 BADGE - Scotland - Royal Military Police (gilt)

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Although the RMP (formerly CMP) is a UK-wide force, I have included it in my "Scotland Badges" section as it operates throughout Scotland. Indeed its Scottish HQ is (was?) Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the corps of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel, and for providing a military police presence both in the UK and while service personnel are deployed overseas on operations and exercises. Members of the RMP are often known as 'Red Caps' because of their ubiquitous scarlet-topped peaked caps, or scarlet coloured red berets. The RMP's origins can be traced back to the 13th Century but it was not until 1877 that a regular corps of military police was formed, with the creation of the Military Mounted Police (MMP). This was followed by the Military Foot Police (MFP) in 1885. The Military Mounted Police first engaged in combat in 1882 at the Battle of Tel el-Kebir. Although technically two independent corps, the two effecti...

Technical Details

f/3.3
1/56 s
6 mm
400 ISO
1656x1533px