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Royal Australian Corps of Military Police
Badge of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police
Active 3 April 1916-present
Country  Australia
Branch Army
Role Military Police
Motto(s) For the troops, with the troops
Corps Colours Scarlet and Black
March Gendarmes Duet
Website Official website
Current Commander Brigadier Cheryl Pearce
Colonel-in-Chief The Duchess of Cornwall
RACMP Identification Arm Patch 100px
RACMP Identification Arm Patch (Subdued) 100px

The Royal Australian Corps of Military Police (RACMP) is a corps within the Australian Army.[1] Previously known as the Australian Army Provost Corps, it was formed on 3 April 1916 as the ANZAC Provost Corps. It is responsible for battlefield traffic control, security duties, prisoner of war handling, the investigation of service offences, maintaining discipline and the running of military prisons. Its name was changed in 1918 and it was disbanded in 1920. The corps was reformed during World War II and was granted the 'Royal' prefix in 1948, adopting its current name on 4 September 1974.[2] Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall became the first Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police in November 2012.


RACMP vehicle

RACMP providing escort

A dog handler from the 1st Military Police Battalion

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  • Dennis, Peter; Grey, Jeffrey; Morris, Ewan; Prior, Robin; Bou, Jean (2008). The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (Second ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195517842. 
Preceded by
Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Australian Army Order of Precedence Succeeded by
Royal Australian Army Pay Corps

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