Redcaps: Britain’s Provost Troops and Military Police/Mike Chappell. Osprey Elite Series 65. Softcover. First edition 1997. Out of print. Condition: Very good. ISBN 1855326701
This book traces the evolution of the forces of the British Provost Marshal from the Restoration to the present day. One of the British Army’s oldest units, the “Redcaps” have a controversial history, not the least being the harshness with which they tackled disciplinary problems during World War I, resulting in their reputation falling to an all-time low. After re-organization and an exemplary performance during World War II, they were awarded the title of “Royal”. Since then, the R.M.P have served in Korea, the Falklands and the Gulf War.