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Old 04-03-19, 10:09 AM
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Can anyone confirm what buttons were worn by the Military Mounted Police & Military Foot Police nco's, from Victorian times to prior to the Corps of Military Police? Would it be a plain crowned cypher?

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Old 04-03-19, 08:15 PM
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According to Colin Carnall's book prior to the reign of Edward 7th the military police wore the Victorian general service buttons of white metal or brass which were available in 3 sizes, 1 inch, 0.75 inch and 0.60 inch.

After that it was the George V Royal cypher as you said.

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Old 05-03-19, 07:19 AM
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Thanks for that. Do I understand that the ERVII reign also utilised GS buttons but with KC?

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Hi GTB,

Sorry I was out all yesterday, I think you are right but I'll have a look in the book tonight for you.

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Old 07-03-19, 11:55 AM
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Hi GTB,

Colin's book talks about the Victorian GS buttons, then mentions the ERVII cap badge and discusses the MMP and MFP shoulder titles being worn as cap badges.

The next bit about buttons says "prior to the formation of the CMP in 1926 they wore Kings Crown general service buttons. OR's wore brass while WO's wore white metal".

The next button related entry talks about the GvR Royal Cypher design being adopted after the CMP was formed.

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Old 12-03-19, 11:27 AM
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Belated thanks, Michael. Most helpful.

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Old 12-03-19, 03:05 PM
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No problem at all, happy to help.

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