Does the Army still do Riot Control training?

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
#1
Well, do we?

I asked in another thread and no one answered. I know we used to until a few years ago but has the focus switched from peace keeping a la Iraq & NI to warfighting a la Afghan?
 
#2
IIRC, The Rifles in Edinburgh were the last Battalion to go through Riot Training; it's now been phased out.
 
#7
#8
If Carlsberg made Public Order Coys.........

MACP was the official term for it.
Military
Aid
Civil
Powers

Snatches + Flying Saxons now what else do you need to clear a street, a hickory stick wielding Jock who knows when to stop knocking **** out of someone.
 
B

bokkatankie

Guest
#10
It should be part of army training, makes no sense that it is not. Aid to the civil authorities remains one of our primary duties.
 
#11
It should be part of army training, makes no sense that it is not. Aid to the civil authorities remains one of our primary duties.
Ahem, MACP the clue is in the last letter.

MACA was doing the bins and stuff.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#12
they used to but it was phased out, tropper probably still knows the drills for it though

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#15
MACP Military Aid to Civil Powers, NI, "THEM" what ever they do.

MACM Military Aid to Civil Ministries , the friemans strike(s) foot and mouth.

MACC Military Aid to Civil Communities. Flood relief, Snow relief etc.

And finally MACD.
Work that one out yourselves.::
 
#16
I thought what you call MACM was Military Aid to Other Government Departments (e.g. FRESCO).
 

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
MACP Military Aid to Civil Powers, NI, "THEM" what ever they do.

MACM Military Aid to Civil Ministries , the friemans strike(s) foot and mouth.

MACC Military Aid to Civil Communities. Flood relief, Snow relief etc.

And finally MACD.
Work that one out yourselves.::
Mac'D's Big Mac and Fries?
 
#18
we sent a company to the Metropolitan Police Specialist Training Centre in Gravesend for 2 days of intensive Public Disorder training last year.
 
#19
we sent a company to the Metropolitan Police Specialist Training Centre in Gravesend for 2 days of intensive Public Disorder training last year.
Must have boring just standing around in groups and watching the "rioters" break in shops and generally trash the place?
 
#20
Public order training is one of those things you don't need to practice very often at ground level. There are a few basic drills to learn, but beyond that it's about discipline, command structure, teamwork and physical ability - all things the Army has in abundance.
 

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