Unit personnel in this Brigade Provost Unit changed frequently with postings in/out. By the time the Unit returned to Germany in late 1970 most of the ‘old sweats’ from Münster days had moved on to other postings.
Material in this page of the web-site is all from the period 1969 up to the present.
L/R: Mel Cole, Bernie Walsh, Stan Benson L/R: Bernie Walsh, ex-WO1 ‘Butch’ Job, Mel Cole, Mike Bliss at RMPA reunion, Southwick Park
Jack Frost (taking his medicine!) L/R: Barry Arnold, John ‘Chico’ Wilkinson, Mel Cole, Bob Bigg, Bernie Walsh, Mike Bliss at Ken Lacey’s funeral, April 2014
L/R: Alan Mews, Allan Edgar, Robbie Thomson posted in to York Bks with the late Ken Lacey on 16th Apr 1965. This photo 2019. ‘Spud’ Taylor – the legend – 2020 L/R:Mike Bliss,Mel Cole, Stan Benson, Bernie Walsh L/R: Eric Howarth, Jim Gullan, Alan Mews, Jim Atkinson, Paddy Brennan, Spud Taylor, Spud Murphy, (?), ‘Mixer’ ACC, (?) -Soest, 1971
Dick ‘Pop’ Rowe (L) and Alf Elwell at Alf Godchild’s funeral, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, Nov 2014
Jack Frost (L) and Eric Howarth in the Duty Room, 51 Gurkha Inf Bde Pro Unit RMP, Brunei – 1966 L/R: Mike Bliss, Mel Cole, Bernie Walsh, Pat Crawford (‘Pop’s daughter), Jimmy Turpie ACC, Alan Mews, Robbie Thomson after ‘Pop’ Rowe’s funeral, Patna, Ayrshire, Sept 2018
L/R: Adrienne Jarrett, Bill Jarrett, Robbie Thomson, at Alan Mews’ 50th birthday bash, Ardnamurchan, 1997 Rear, L/R: Jack Pitt, Dave Bullen, Joe Harding, Eric Howarth, Alf Elwell, Alan Mews, Paul Howitt, Front: L/R: Francis Tumblety, Gordon Pearce, Mick Connoboy, Ted Hurst, George Hunter, ‘Torchy’ Phillips – at the 4 Div (inc 6 Bde!) V 1Br Corps football match in the Stanley Cup, 1970/71 at Herford.
L/R: Mel Cole, Bernie Walsh, Mike Bliss – Southwick Park, 2019
Sean Fitzgerald (L), Robbie Thomson, NI – 1972 Robin Buzza FRGS, Artic Explorer, adventurer, author with ‘Kingo’ – 1980.
L/R: Bernie Walsh, John ‘Chico’ Wilkinson, Mel Cole, Liz, Margaret, Barry Arnold, Mike Bliss, Stan Benson – annual reunion of the Thames Embankment Detachment! 2019
Glyn Guymer (L), Jack Frost – Norfolk, 2018 Allan Edgar (L), Jack Frost, Capetown, 2019 L/R: Mike Bliss, Bernie Walsh, Stan Benson, Sid Price (ex-RMP, GR cap-badged), Mel Cole at RBL Club, Havant, prior to Remembrance Day, 2018
L/R: Robbie Thomson, Allan Edgar, Ken Lacey at ‘Pop’ & Betty Rowe’s 50th wedding anniversary, Ayr, 1999 L/R: Pop Rowe, Mike Bliss, Ken Lacey, Allan Edgar, Alf Goodchild (Para), Joan Arnold. Front: Barry Arnold – Ayr, 1999 Bob and Maddie Bigg – 2018
York Bks, Unit lines – now converted to residential flats. York Bks, parade square – photos by Bernie & Mel, 2013 visit. Bernie Walsh (L),Mel Cole at Menin Gate, laying poppy wreath to fallen RMP. 2013
Kevin Jobson L/R: Robbie Thomson, Robin Buzza. 2016 Bill Grant (R). 1971 (Kind acknowledgement to RMP Journal)
The following photos were submitted by Jack Frost, taken during his tours with 51 Gurkha Bde Pro Unit RMP, Brunei, (5 photos) and 17 Div Pro Coy RMP, Seremban, Malaya (4 photos).
Plenty of R & R on this posting! 1966 Jack involved in ‘hearts & minds’ with local children and indulging in his favourite pastime – footie! Unit OC (left) discusses rescue with the Cook. Dangerous trips up river in Dyak long boats – here the Cook is being rescued after falling overboard! Lots of travelling by boat, the best way to get around. Jack steering this boat at a busy river junction named ‘Redcap Pass’ by Unit members. 1966
Rear,L/R: Paul Raynor, Eric Howarth,(?), Front: Jack Frost (L), Phil Humphrey – ‘Redcaps’ 10 pin bowling team. 1968 Jack, 4th from left – Unit ‘Dinner Dance’. Christmas function – Cpl’s Mess – Jack on right. L/R: Jack Frost, Andy Anderson, APM Far East
Jack Frost (L), Allan Edgar, Cape Town, 2019 Mike Bliss (L) and Sue with Bernie Walsh and Petra. 2019 Rear, 2nd from left Bernie Walsh, Middle, 2nd from left Mike Bliss, 3rd from left Mel Cole with members of RMPA group visiting the Menin Gate, Belgium – 2016.
Dave Bullen, revisiting the Golden Lion, (previous RMP oasis!), Barnard Castle. 2020
Three wise Monkeys…. Bernie, Mike and Mel, Belgium 2016 L/R: Mike Bliss, Nick Cole (ex-RMP and AAC), Mel Cole (Daddy!), Bernie Walsh, Stan Benson,at Mel’s 70th birthday, Chichester, 2018.
THIS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE APPEARED FOLLOWING DAVE ‘SMUDGE’ SMITH AND TOM TOYNTON’S ACTIONS IN HONG-KONG EARNING THE GOC’S COMMENDATION – 1969
The following two photographs are re-produced from the Q3 edition, RMP Journal, 1969, by kind permission of the RMP Journal editor, and RMP museum.
L/R, Brig ‘Dickie’ Richards, Provost Marshal, Ssgt R Kensett and the late Ssgt Jim Daniel who served in Muenster and Barnard Castle. 1969
Mike Bliss, Alan Mews and Jack Taylor. 1969
John Westland (L) on Skype speaking to Alan Mews. 2015 L/R: Garry Joynes, Bernie Walsh, Mel Cole 2018 Ken Lacey & Shirley Thomson – Ken’s first visit to Scotland 1977 Robbie Thomson (L), Barry Mountford 2018
Chic Harding (L) – Winguard Security & favourite ‘minder’ of Ms Taylor when in UK. 1981
L/R: Mick Barwick, Jimmy Gullan, Dave Pearson, (?), BAOR Exercises, 1971 Robbie Silk (rear) and Dave King play with fire! 1971 L/R: Johnny Mabbott, Ian Allen, Dave King and – (displaying failed camouflage technique!) – Stan Benson on Exercise,1971
L/R: Sgt Roy Vokins, Dave King, Ian Allen (seated), Paddy Brennan – 1971
David Currie on his birthday, April 2021. David served as a National Service military policeman with 6 Inf Bde in York Bks, Münster from 1961 until early in 1963. He shares his experiences of National Service on this website in the ‘AF B2100’ pages.
Tom in 2020 Tom Renforth in Borneo, after 6 Bde – 1965
Bernie Walsh, (left), Mel Cole, Liz – June 2021 Mel Cole (left), Liz, Petra – June 2021 Mel Cole – June 2021 Mel, Liz, Bernie – 4 photos taken in Bernie’s ‘Duty Room’ at the bottom of his garden – June 2021
Barry Arnold (left), Margaret, Lynn & Jack Frost get together at Wells-next-the-sea, 22nd June 2021
Loraine Barwick (left) and Kathleen Atkinson, wives of the late Mick Barwick and Jim Atkinson respectively – June 2021
Annita’s book – memories of an RMP wife! July 2021
This photo and the one above taken at a football competition in Hemer when 6 Bde returned to BAOR from Barnard Castle. Far left is Sgt Derek Hart, 3rd from left is Alan Mews, player holding the football is not known. ‘Our’ team were runners up and given a bunch of flowers – held by Mewsie! 1971.
Cpl Eric Speed, middle rank, Lcpl Mick Cook, middle rear rank.