Recaps on Lantau Island A Summer Camp To Remember By Roy Oswick…. Contrary to popular belief amongst the vast majority of the British armed forces, the Royal Military Police, better known as Redcaps, do not have a privileged existence and are required to be as battle fit […]
Retired ex Military Policeman, Prison Officer, and Detenton Centre Manager.
First came to Cyprus in 1958 as a National Serviceman and was posted to the C in C's Escort Section. i left the island in 1961 and did not return for more than 40 yrs. I now live in the village of Catalkoy and love it. prior to a nasty spell of ill health a couple of years ago I enjoyed playing golf and was one of the first to join the Korinium club. Sadly I can no longer play but I still enjoy living here in such a beautiful island.
Redcaps On Patrol in Cyprus (Traffic 1958/1961) Can Money Buy You Everything? SOME PEOPLE DO THINK SO By Roy Oswick Although Military Police in Cyprus during the EOKA Campaign were mainly involved in Anti Terrorist Operations they also had to carry out their normal police duties, that included […]
What Goes Around Comes Around By Roy Oswick…… Talking over old times recently with another ex serviceman he related a tale of meeting a guy in the middle of the desert in Tripoli that lived in the same street as him in the UK. It reminded me of […]
Do You Know Who I Am? By Roy Oswick…. How many times have we all suffered it?. You know, the ‘do you know who I am’ situation. During my military career I was often confronted with such comments, usually whilst carrying out ceremonial duties where entrance was strictly […]