Int corps & RMPs???

#1
I have just been previously told that the Int corps have a large history with the RMP's and that we were atually 'as one' and under the same cap badge not all the long ago! Is this true??
 
#3
I asked this question aware that I am running the risk of a 'Wah', but I had to ask!
 
#4
Just found the answer....

At the beginning of the Second World War, the CMP had several branches: Special Investigation Branch (SIB); Red Caps, who were responsible for general policing; Blue Caps (Vulnerable Points), responsible for security of static locations and establishments; White Caps (Traffic Control); and Field Security Wing (Green Caps), which was separated from the CMP in 1940 to form the Intelligence Corps, and who wore the CMP cap badge, but without the scroll. By the end of the war the Red Caps had replaced the Blue and White Caps. The RMP provided support to the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France and these units were also involved in Operation Dynamo.
 
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#6
2 main differences:

RMP can investigate and bring criminal charges.

Int Corps can investigate, advise and make recommendations.
 
#7
nark said:
2 main differences:

RMP can investigate and bring criminal charges.

Int Corps can investigate, advise and make recommendations.
.....and exploit !
 
#9
Shenda said:
Just had a browse through http://www2.army.mod.uk/linkedfiles/intelligencecorps/int_corps_history.pdf
I cant see any mention of RMP anywhere, are you sure this document is not just giving a very basic overview of the corps history and has failed to mention events in 1940?
......and for the second time - get yourself off to the Museum !

Sadly, there is no INT CORPS (other than the MOD site) online presence currently available to give a precise and chronological history of the Corps from its inception through to the modern day.

However, I am sure that they will be able to assist in your `research`into both the RMP `connection` and the reasons behind the current beret colour.
 
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#12
nark said:
2 main differences:

RMP can investigate and bring criminal charges.

Int Corps can investigate, advise and make recommendations.
RMP deal in fact...... Int Corps deal in fiction. Easy peasy, lemon sqeezy.
 
#13
Biscuits_AB said:
nark said:
2 main differences:

RMP can investigate and bring criminal charges.

Int Corps can investigate, advise and make recommendations.
RMP deal in fact...... Int Corps deal in fiction. Easy peasy, lemon sqeezy.
Interesting how a few relics come out when AGC (RMP) are mentioned in the same thread as The Intelligence Corps......
 
#14
Shenda said:
Just had a browse through http://www2.army.mod.uk/linkedfiles/intelligencecorps/int_corps_history.pdf
I cant see any mention of RMP anywhere, are you sure this document is not just giving a very basic overview of the corps history and has failed to mention events in 1940?
You are half right...

The green hats diid seperate from the CMP but didn't actually form the Int Corps, just contribute its members to it. The green beret was adopted though.

(I just can'y understand why the Int Corps haven't mentioned that little nugget! :roll: )
 
#15
Shenda said:
I have just been previously told that the Int corps have a large history with the RMP's and that we were atually 'as one' and under the same cap badge not all the long ago! Is this true??
Just been reminded that yes the INT CORPS did have a `large history` with the RMP !

Around 1987 - 1990 the RMP (SIB) were extremely close to a number of INT CORPS quasi authors !

I think the word `sedition` was mentioned a couple of times in statements and large scale room searches for privately held Underwood Fives (that's a manual wordprocessor {typewriter} to the uneducated), Gestetners and carbon paper purchased from Geerings of Ashford !

No charges were brought upon those unfortunate individuals who were allegedly subjected to severe interview techniques - seemingly all had OP MOTORMAN `romper room` experience so were not bothered at receiving gifted amateur harsh during their brief incaceration.

Anyone got a scanned pdf copy of Number 3 as it is a collectors item apparently !

Do not think there are any copies in the Museum so pointless to ask when you eventually turn up!
 
#16
The_Marsh_Arabist said:
Shenda said:
I have just been previously told that the Int corps have a large history with the RMP's and that we were atually 'as one' and under the same cap badge not all the long ago! Is this true??
Just been reminded that yes the INT CORPS did have a `large history` with the RMP !

Around 1987 - 1990 the RMP (SIB) were extremely close to a number of INT CORPS quasi authors !

I think the word `sedition` was mentioned a couple of times in statements and large scale room searches for privately held Underwood Fives (that's a manual wordprocessor {typewriter} to the uneducated), Gestetners and carbon paper purchased from Geerings of Ashford !

No charges were brought upon those unfortunate individuals who were allegedly subjected to severe interview techniques - seemingly all had OP MOTORMAN `romper room` experience so were not bothered at receiving gifted amateur harsh during their brief incaceration.

Anyone got a scanned pdf copy of Number 3 as it is a collectors item apparently !

Do not think there are any copies in the Museum so pointless to ask when you eventually turn up!
D'y'know, there were a lot of F6 reports about this publication, but the circulation wasn't that wide because I can't remember ever having seen a copy, or was it disseminated on a strictly need to know basis amongst fishermen only? If anybody would like to forward me scanned copies I would make a considerable donation to H4H.
 
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Minnesota_Viking said:
D'y'know, there were a lot of F6 reports about this publication, but the circulation wasn't that wide because I can't remember ever having seen a copy, or was it disseminated on a strictly need to know basis amongst fishermen only? If anybody would like to forward me scanned copies I would make a considerable donation to H4H.
Never saw a copy, where were you hiding?

Imagine the look of horror when my hypothetical freind came back to the Keep one day to find out that the recently-transferred-from-RMP SSGT had created a Private MI file on the Unit File list, folio numbered each copy and adorned the front cover with the 99 Section Stamp and distribution list.

( thereby assisting any subsequent investigation, and preventing surreptitious dissemination)

Of course they were only hypothetical copies and I too doubt that the publication exisited; as SN and my roll-up smoking friend from 96 Section, now on the South Coast, will confirm?

At this juncture could I just say what a great job "somebody" (FNU SNU ANK DOBNK) has done with their new Shenda identity?
 
#20
I think your powers of research are weak guys.

Shenda is a female Pte soldier still undergoing training at Pirbright who has probably been given the task to find out about Int Corps history.
 

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