Royal Mil­i­tary Po­lice Mu­seum

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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.

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