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#26 OFFLINE   olb30

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:33 AM

Sorry for the necro post.

 

Are there any units based in the North West?  

 

I'm in the Wrexham / Chester area and currently a serving TA  (O/Cadet) but would love to TASO with the RMP.

 

Any units near me?  :new_hmmm:



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:43 AM

The nearest one in NW England is:-

RMP (Military Police)
Contact information : TA
Centre, Belle Vue Street,
Manchester, M12 5PW
Tel: RMP: 0121 553 4518
Training Nights: Wednesday.

hope this helps. ;)

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:44 PM

Do the rest of the army hate the RMP. My friend was in the TA for a while and said everyone hated the RMP...he called them monkeys?

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:40 AM

That's an old nickname made up by squaddies with very little brain cells. :aok: We were hated as we were vastly superior to them. :whistle2: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 02:44 AM

Do the rest of the army hate the RMP. My friend was in the TA for a while and said everyone hated the RMP...he called them monkeys?

I'm sure if you ask the Snowdrops they still get loads of gate based comments even though they've not done that for years

 

I don't know what the regulators/RN service police get ripped over but there's got to be somehting

 

Squaddies like to rip the urine, look at arrse to a Para everyone else is a hat etc etc



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:27 PM

I don't know what the regulators/RN service police get ripped over but there's got to be somehting

 

Ahh......Crushers (From their big shiney beetle-crusher boots)...........Have you never heard of the Regulating School Olympics - events like heading the shot and catching the javalin.  Unlike the RMP you cannot joing the RN as a Reggie, you have to transfer from another branch, so you tended to get a lot of applicants from branches with long promotion waiting lists.......so the matelots question to a Reggie went along the lines of "What branch did you fail in then?" !! (usually followed by "Ouch, get off me you b*%$tards"!!). ....Oh and they didnt like submariners !!



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

Sort of things do RMP TA get up to in an average month/year?



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 08:13 PM

My team manager at work is a Sergeant in the RAF reserves. We were chatting and he said I'm not too old to join the RMP reserves, I thought he was joking, but I checked and I have another 18 months left before I'm too old! I left the regs 22 years ago this month. 


Now I'm thinking it's a mid life crisis, granted I've lost over 5 stone with another 3 to go, that could be shifted with exercise to get me fit. Would my knees hold out or would they give way? all these thoughts racing through my head. 

Then there's the entrance exam, it's all changed since my day, so I had a go at an online practice exam and scored 98%!!! decisions, decisions, decisions. Tell me I'm mad and leave the past in the past. 


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 08:59 PM

Having been both TA (10 years ago according to a tour t-shirt I found today!) and RAF Reserve I'd say give it ago, but lean towards the guys at Henlow (soon to be Honington I think).

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

The only problem is I'm in the deep north west, miles from civilisation and my nearest Pro Coy! 



#36 OFFLINE   MRF@1972

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:22 PM

Do it Bart, you only live once 😃

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:23 PM

The only problem is I'm in the deep north west, miles from civilisation and my nearest Pro Coy! 

The Royal Auxiliary Air Force Police  at RAF HENLOW had members who came from all over the place.

I recall one or two from Scotland and one ex-reg actually lived in NORWAY.



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:37 PM

I'm ex RMP, there is no way on this god's earth I'm becoming a snowdrop!!! :raz:



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:59 PM

I'm ex RMP, there is no way on this god's earth I'm becoming a snowdrop!!! :raz:

Never say never.

A number of ex-RMP did make the move to RAF Police when the army decided they were too old to carry on as the RAuxAF had a much higher age limit.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:40 AM

I've got 18 months before I'm too old for RMP reserves. :aok:



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:51 PM

regardless of the cap badge or TRF on your arm you'll be doing essentially the same thing, except if you went to Henlow you'd get the addition of doing ATSy and if you fancied it some CP stuff in house then off to Longmoor. Depends what you want to do. They no longer talk about just turning up and doing training, we now have to talk about what you (the applicant) want out of your career with the Reserve Forces, as we are expecting a lot more.

Whilst things may have changed since my time in the TA I'd never be able to reccomend the Army Reserve over the RAuxAF, I looked at both and still went back to the RAuxAF.

PS Scuffer is a Scuffer in my book

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:35 PM

Cheers Maverick, you've just broke me out in a cold sweat!!! I did a week long training exercise  at Longmoor during my RMP basic training. We got attacked by CP trainees who were acting as enemy - I still get flashbacks 29 years later!!! :D



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:49 PM

It's a special place!

I once spent 3 hours trying to pick up all the spent simunition rounds on the skid pan as I had selected that as a good DZ for a Chinook, OC thought I needed a lesson in FOD clearance and wanted to know why I didn't pick the hoofing massive football pitch outside of Kitchner House...fun times.

Edited by Maverick., 06 January 2015 - 10:49 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 01:02 PM

The RAF police have reserves at Honnington (3TPS- formerly at Henlow), Edinburgh (603 Sqn) and are setting up units currently at Aldergrove, Leeming, Cosford, and Cardiff. And talk of Northolt too. A lot of the work is very similar to RMP- actually alongside them in many cases, both on Ops and major exercises. 116 and 253 Pro Coys have done plenty of joint stuff with the RAFP reserves and they get on well together- a lot of RMP reservists join the RAFPR when they get "too old" thus demonstrating the adage that "old policemen never die, they just cop out".

 

The RAFP do have a specialist interest in air transport security, and that is a significant element of the taskings, both static at APODs and accompanying aircraft around the World. There are also opportunities for Dog handling- there's a requirement for 10 RAFP reservists a year to take up 6 month tours pushing poodles about, and currently (unlike the RMP(V) as I understand it) an appetite to have rained RAFP reservists volunteering to work shifts on general police duties at main operating bases as and when they can- a bit like "specials". Only paid.

 

It's very varied, and you can put as much time into it as you want (up to 180 days a year)- there's no shortage of work. And its not only paid, but also pensionable. And more and more opportunities for full time reserve service too.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:32 PM

At 600 sqn?
Interesting, that sqn seems to be doing everything these days.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 07:43 PM

The RAF police have reserves at Honnington (3TPS- formerly at Henlow), Edinburgh (603 Sqn) and are setting up units currently at Aldergrove, Leeming, Cosford, and Cardiff. And talk of Northolt too. A lot of the work is very similar to RMP- actually alongside them in many cases, both on Ops and major exercises. 116 and 253 Pro Coys have done plenty of joint stuff with the RAFP reserves and they get on well together- a lot of RMP reservists join the RAFPR when they get "too old" thus demonstrating the adage that "old policemen never die, they just cop out".

 

The RAFP do have a specialist interest in air transport security, and that is a significant element of the taskings, both static at APODs and accompanying aircraft around the World. There are also opportunities for Dog handling- there's a requirement for 10 RAFP reservists a year to take up 6 month tours pushing poodles about, and currently (unlike the RMP(V) as I understand it) an appetite to have rained RAFP reservists volunteering to work shifts on general police duties at main operating bases as and when they can- a bit like "specials". Only paid.

 

It's very varied, and you can put as much time into it as you want (up to 180 days a year)- there's no shortage of work. And its not only paid, but also pensionable. And more and more opportunities for full time reserve service too.

 Hi gogandmagog,

 

How can I find out more about the RAF Police unit they are setting up at Aldergrove?  There is nothing on the website about a RAF Reserve Police unit, i would be interested in this!

 

Thanks MRF :wave: :wave: :wave:




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