Royal Military Police Museum
Curator Richard Callaghan started work on the Redcap database in 2011, and it is finally due to launch in January 2019. Thanks to volunteers, the database holds information on 24,500 soldiers serving before 1920, and 81,000 who served between 1921 and 1950, which comes from various sources including order books that detail the routines of the corps from its formation in 1855 to the beginning of 1919. Another volume details about 4,000 men who were serving in the Military Police when the Army underwent a renumbering system in 1921. Richard says: “These volumes give more personal details including place of birth, trade, age on enlistment and discharge information. Three seniority rolls provide information on the Military Mounted and Military Foot Police before 1912.” The website will launch with full records and photographs pre-1930, and partial records (name, rank, number and unit) post-1930.