Mills, Roger & Mann, Kevin.


1st ed., 1995. 128 pp., numerous cold., + b&w photo-ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. FINE. The Royal Military Police (or Redcaps) have a no-nonsense reputation borne out of their daunting task – to maintain order within Her Majesty’s armed forces. Tied to the major television series and illustrated with exclusive photographs from the programmes, this book follows the working life of the RMP corps from recruitment, training and going out on patrol to the investigation of a crime and the subsequent punishment of the soldier involved. The book explores the difference between the RMP’s ‘policing’ duties and the more complicated detective work carried out by their Special Investigation Branch, which often deals with assault, rape, suicide and murder. We learn of white-collar fraud in the army, drug trafficking, sexual abuse and finally the Redcaps’ own role in combat where they too have to cope with life under fire.

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