Royal Australian Corps of Military Police

Royal Australian Corps of Military Police

Cap badge of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police
Active 3 April 1916–present
Country Australia
Branch Army
Type Corps
Motto(s) For the troops, with the troops
March Gendarmes Duet
Abbreviation RACMP

The Royal Australian Corps of Military Police is a corps within the Australian Army. Previously known as the Australian Army Provost Corps, it was formed on 3 April 1916 as the ANZAC Provost Corps. It is responsible for battlefield traffic control, security duties, prisoner of war handling, the investigation of service offences, maintaining discipline and the running of military prisons. Its name was changed in 1918 and it was disbanded in 1920. The corps was reformed during World War II and was granted the 'Royal' prefix in 1948, adopting its current name on 4 September 1974.[1] Her Royal Highness Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall became the first Colonel in Chief of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police in November 2012.

RACMP vehicle
RACMP providing escort

See also



  • Dennis, Peter; Grey, Jeffrey; Morris, Ewan; Prior, Robin; Bou, Jean (2008). The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (Second ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195517842. 
Preceded by
Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Australian Army Order of Precedence Succeeded by
Royal Australian Army Pay Corps
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