Does the Army still do Riot Control training?

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  1. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    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.
  3. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    When was that?
  4. Don't the guys deploying on Tosca go through it?
  5. Recently; I believe they are still "qualified".
  6. Yes they do. It's headed up by OPTAG but outside agencies teach it. Usually someone from the Royal Irish. OPTAG ran a course at Lydd about 3 months ago.
  7. yes

  8. If Carlsberg made Public Order Coys.........

    MACP was the official term for it.

    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.
  9. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    That would be quite amusing - Volunteer for a 6 month sunshine tour, and end up breaking heads in Croyden!
  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.
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  11. Ahem, MACP the clue is in the last letter.

    MACA was doing the bins and stuff.
  12. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    they used to but it was phased out, tropper probably still knows the drills for it though

  13. You need big testudos to do that.
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  14. Put me down for that,
  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.::