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I received the following message from Peter Lambden. ‘I am the brother of John who was in the RMP
for some 20 years. He was 22361418 John William Lambden and served in many locations, namely
Vienna, Austria, Malta, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, York and finally in London at the office in
Old Scotland Yard where he finished as the Regimental Sergeant Major of the RMP. He was born on
23rd February 1932 at Reading and on being called up for his National Service made his way to the
RMP. He decided to sign on and served for some 20 years. I have to tell you that he died on 31st
December 2016 in Reading, his home town.’

Former 22971541 Sergeant Thomas George Montgomery passed away on the 9th March 2017 at the
Antrim Area Hospital. He transferred from the Royal Ulster Rifles in 1960 and left to join The Royal
Ulster Constabulary in 1975.

Former 14345575 Sergeant Terrance Douglas Sismore (DoB 29th March 1924). Terry was enlisted
into the Corps of Military Police in April 1944. He served with 59 Infantry Divisional Provost Company
and took part in Operation OVERLORD landing on Gold Beach in June 1944. He was a traffic control
motorcyclist, a roll he continued to undertake as the Division moved forwards to Germany. He also
served with 108 Provost Company before finally completing his service as a Sergeant Instructor at the
Military Police Training School Germany. Terry was awarded The French l'Ordre National de la
d'Honneur in February 2016. His complete civilian working career was with Perkins Engines
Peterborough where he was employed in several roles. He was a member of Peterborough
Engineering Society, past president of Peterborough Probus and a founding member of Fenland and
District RMPA. Terry passed away peaceful on 26th March after a long illness.

Former Warrant Officer Class 1 Ian George Storey MBE passed away on the 19th March 2017 aged
74 years at Grimsby Hospital. Ian was in R2 Squad and Passed Out in May 1961. He went on to
serve in a number of provost companies. His funeral is due to be held at Alford Crematorium,
Lincolnshire on the 3rd April 2017 commencing at 1100 hrs.

Former 19162793 Lance Corporal Raymond Roswell BEM died on the 2nd March 2017 aged 86 years.
It is believed that he serve between 1947 and 1949 and served in 200 Provost Company RMP,
Singapore. He was apparent a good light heavy weight amateur boxer and a member of the Corps
motor cycle display team. He was the village bobby in Bembridge, Isle of Wight and was involved in
the community as a County Councillor and Deputy Leader in the Conservative Group. He also
assisted youth organisations and was involved in forming the Isle of Wight Youth Concert Band which
is still going strong, and for his work with the youth on the Island he was awarded the BEM.

Former 23075821 Lance Corporal Charles Morley died in December 2016 at Doncaster. Charlie
trained in Squad 466 and completed his National Service at Inkerman Barrack, Woking working in the
Quartermaster’s Department. He served between 1955 and 1957.


I have just finished reading a book by former 7685208 Warrant Officer Class 1 AL Bastone who
served in the Corps of Military Police from 1939 to 1945. It was a simply written, interesting account of
his service in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He served with a number of provost companies, primarily
105 and 200 Provost Company. I can only encourage anyone reading this to get their digits
manipulating the keyboard and write your story before it is too late. Alas it is back to James Patterson
for the next few evenings.

                                                  Compiled by Bob Eggelton.

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