Historical information

Issued to Military Police service personal

Significance

The Australian Army Military Policeman or MP has enjoyed a long history within the Australian Army and has participated in all wars, most deployments and operations involving the Australian Army since 1901. Whilst not always popular with Australian Army personnel, it is fair to say their contribution to the efficient functioning of the Australian Army in times of war and peace has been considerable. Police of any persuasion are never popular until of course someone needs them. The role police play both in society and the military is often misunderstood and consequently under-appreciated.

Physical description

Crescent shaped material Patch. Red in colour with Black lettering

Inscriptions & markings

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE.