That was in Belfast City Center. Other patrols, some unarmed took place in the Falls, Andersons Town and over in the Bogside. A number of RMP were shot during these patrols as were the RA and Infantry giving cover.Punch said:RMP in No 2 dress "walked the beat" alongside RUC officers for a short time during the "Honeymoon" period of 1968/9. It was an attempt at an early Hearts and Minds operation but was in fact daft and naive and simply gave the locals some amusement and the terrorists time to organise. In most cases no weapons were carried and only carefully selected areas were patrolled.
The RMP's enjoyed chatting up the female RUC officers however - and one or two even got further!
To my knowledge one RMP Sgt won the MM for throwing himself on a RUC WPC in the attic of Andersonstown police station during a contact and taking a round to the buttock. Months later it was established that he did not have any damage to his trousers