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243 Provost Company

243 Provost Company was formed in 1967 on the reorganisation of the Territorial Army as the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve (TAVR). The precursor units were 51st Highland Division Provost Company, 52nd Lowland Division Provost Company, East Lowland Division Provost Company, Northern Ireland Provost Company and Aldershot Provost Company.

The Company HQ was based in Edinburgh with detachments in Southampton and Belfast. In the early 1970s, detachments were opened in Stranraer and Leven and in 1975 the Southampton and Belfast detachments were reallocated to 253 Provost Company and 254 Provost Company respectively.

By 1993, the Company consisted of a HQ in Edinburgh and a detachment in Belfast. In 1995 the Belfast detachment again became 254 Provost Company and in 1997 243 Provost Company moved from Edinburgh to Livingston, becoming part of 5 RMP on 1 April 2000.

In April 2013 Provost Company became an Army Reserve sub-unit of 4th Regiment RMP.

In the past the unit has seen its members deploy in support of Army operations in the Falklands, the Gulf and the Balkans. It has taken part in exercises in Germany, Poland, the USA, Canada and it has provided manpower for regular RMP units in UK, Germany and Cyprus.

The company conducts military and Special to Arm Military Police training in preparation to deploy elements of its establishment on operations world-wide in order to reinforce essential RMP support to the Army.

Equipped with the latest in military equipment and communication systems the company provides the ideal opportunity for the adventurous to participate in outdoor activities and hone leadership and management skills in a challenging and complex environment.

In addition to deploying on Military training exercises in the UK and overseas, company personnel have the opportunity to travel on company and regimental adventure training across the world.

Training Night

Livingston: Wednesday 7:30pm - 9.30pm.


If you feel up to the challenge please contact our Regimental Recruiting and Mentoring Team (RRMT).

243 Provost Company
1 Regiment Royal Military Police
Army Reserve Centre
Beveridge Square
EH54 6QF   

Tel: 0131 310 5926

Email: 1RMP-RHQ-FORTIFY-GpMailbox@mod.uk 


Take Junction 3 off M8 signposted Livingston and follow A899 South until it joins A71 at Lizzie Brice Roundabout. 

At roundabout follow A71 in the direction of West Calder. 

Take the second slip road after the roundabout which is now signposted Territorial Army Centre and turn Right under the A71. 

Follow the road to the mini roundabout and turn right. 

Follow the road which bears left after 50 m. 

After 200 m take the left turn signposted 243 RMP.

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