FOREIGN MP INSIGNIA & FLAGS



UNITED STATES ARMY MILITARY POLICE CORPS

US Army Military Police Corps Regimental Flag
The USAMPC Regimental flag, is composed of the Coat of Arms and crest of the regiment anf follows the pattern used by other US Army regimental flags. The base colours, green and gold, are the colour of the regiment. The flag is green, trimmed with a gold fringe. On the green field is an American bald eagle. Superimposed on the eagle is the regimental Coat-of-Arms on a French-style shield. Above the eagle is a crest of crossed pistols, above the Torse (or Wreath-Crest) of green and gold. In the eagle's beak is a banner bearing the regimental motto. Below the eagle is a gold-coloured supporter, upon which is inscribed the name "Military Police Corps".

US Army Military Police Corps Regimental Crest
The USAMPC Regimental Crest, is used as the Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI) worn by USAMPC personnel on their "dress" (Class "A" and "B") uniforms above the right pocket. It is composed of three items:
  • The Shield. The shield (or escutcheon) is the heater shaped style of the 13th century and is green in colour. On this rests a fasces, or bundle of sticks, tied around a halberd. Fasces were carried by Roman soldiers who performed peacekeeping duties and was a magistrates symbol of power. A halberd was a 16th & 17th century weapon. Superimposed are the scales of justice, indicating impartiality and fairness. Superimposed over the scales is a skeleton key, which symbolises security. The superimposed sword indicates military leadership and guidance, and military power.

  • The Crest. Crossed pistols, the traditional symbol of the USAMPC, are above the shield.

  • The Banner. This is located below the shield. It is gold-coloured and contains the motto, "Assist, Protect, Defend."
US Army Military Police Corps Collar Insignia
The present insignia of the USAMPC are not crossed dueling pistols, but are the US Army officer's sidearm and holster pistols of a century and a half ago, made in pairs and carried in pairs, single-shot of heavy calibre. The insignia is a representation of the Harpers Ferry Arsenal Army flintlock pistol, Modell 1806, .54" calibre, the first standardised interchangeable parts, quantity production, military pistol.

US Army Military Police Corps Breast Badge
When major Army commanders have given authorisation, the USAMPC breast badge may be worn on work and field (fatigue) uniforms when worn by military police to perform garrison law enforcement duties. Wearing of the badge is a prohibited practice in a field environment, field training, field exercise, and field or combat operations. In addition, badges will not be worn with civilian clothes and may not be carried or displayed in wallets, carrying cases or affixed to MPI or other credential carriers.

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CANADIAN MILITARY POLICE

In mid June, 1940, the Canadian Provost Corps (CProC) was born. The Canadian Provost Corps Training Center operated from November 1942 to May 1946, training 1897 all ranks.

By September, 1945, the CProC numbered 6,120. On the 1st of February, 1968 the Provost Corps ceased to exist, when all branches of the Canadian military were unified into the Canadian Armed Forces.

With the disbandment of the Canadian Provost Corps, the Security Branch was formed. This Branch mainly consisted of the Military Police and the Intelligence trade. The insignia chosen for this branch was the mythical "Thunderbird". This bird, according to Indian legend, looks over the other inhabitants of the forest. This is an apt choice for such a Branch

ADJUDANT GENERALS CORPS (RMP)

The Adjutant General's Corps (Provost)

The Provost Branch is a branch of the AGC employing both officers and soldiers. AGC(Pro) personnel police the British Army in many varied locations throughout the world. The AGC(Pro) consists of two subsections, the Royal Military Police (RMP) and the Military Provost Staff (MPS). Males and females in the AGC(Pro) are employed on an equal basis. Members of the RMP are first trained as soldiers and then specialise as Military Police.

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE

The Corps colors of the Royal Australian Military Police are black and red, which were taken from a past affiliation with an Australian Light Horse Regiment. Most RACMP "unit signs" use this symbol with white or gold writing over the colors.
The MP's also wear the same hat badge. It consists of crossed swords within a circular wreath and is topped with a Queens crown. It is one of only two badges in the Australian Army without writing on it and is gold in color.

The Corps beret color is scarlet and is worn with all uniforms except in the field or on a parade with other Corps. The parade headdress for those parade occasion is a Slouch Hat with the left side up (Grade 1,as depicted in many movies) with the MP badge at the front of the head band and the Rising Sun (Australian Army badge) on the raised brim. In the field DPCU hats, similar to those worn by US Marines, are used without any embellishments or patches.

RUSSIA

Traffic Controllers within the armed forces wear the patch indicated at left on the left upper sleeve of the jacket and greatcoat.