ACTION MAN

Royal Military Police

Period: Flock Hair / Eagle Eyes

Dates: 1972 - c.79

Cat No: 34138


Royal Military Police (RMP) Description:

The Royal Military Police set is part of the 'Famous British Uniforms' range with its distinctive Union Jack packaging. It was launched in 1972 alongside the another 'non-ceremonial' uniform of the Army Officer. Details included a truncheon, elasticated tie with white elastic. Two sergeant stripes were included on a sticker sheet L273 (repro stickers available here). On the back of the packaging were signs to cut out, fold and display. These were a lighter card than similar 'tent' signs on heavy board given with the popular Star Scheme. Price of this set in 1975-6 approximately £1.75.

Royal Military Police Set:

34137:

ROYAL MILITARY POLICE : Jacket, shirt, trousers, elasticated tie, boots, belt, truncheon, MP armband, sergeant stripes sticker sheet L273, cap, Sterling machine gun, clip, information leaflet. Equipment Manual.

 

Notes:

The initial Royal Military Police uniform was a heavy fabric. The uniform tunic, shirt and tie also underwent differing colour and shade variations, as do the stickers, probably due to a poor production regime rather than by design. The 'Redcap' is unique to this set. The wood coloured truncheon can have either a red or black strap. The Sterling sub machine gun (mis-spelt on this pack as the town of 'Stirling'), although fairly common, readily loses its small slot-in magazine clip. This piece on launch would have had an elastic strap, but by the mid-seventies, along with most weapons, gained a plastic strap. The unique belt should have two additonal brass sliders. The included sticker sheet allowed the owner to make the outfit up to sergeant. The 'current' figure upon release was the flock haired Action Man which was to gain gripping hands within a year (1973).

40th Range

Action Man Royal Military Policeman with adhesive paper sergeant stripes

Action Man Royal Military Police

Action Man Royal Military Policeman Sterling Machine Gun. Shown with separately available signs from the star scheme.

Action Man RMP

Action Man Royal Military Policeman 'Redcap' badge detail

Action Man Red Cap

Action Man Royal Military Policeman lighweight shirt and elasticated velour tie

Action Man RMP Shirt and Tie

Action Man Royal Military Policeman Jacket - early heavy fabric version from c.1972

Action Man RMP Jacket

Action Man Royal Military Policeman Stripes - replacements available here

Action Man RMP replacement stickers

 

Action Man Royal Military Police Set

 

ROYAL MILITARY POLICE 34138 (Elastic strap on weapon / earlier)

Action Man Royal Military Policeman

ROYAL MILITARY POLICE 34138 (Plastic strap on weapon / later)

Action Man Royal Military Policeman

ROYAL MILITARY POLICE 34138

1972 Action Man Official Equipment Manual

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1972