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Re: Melvin Brown And The MPs

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 23:49:04 -0000
Archived: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 06:49:39 -0500
Subject: Re: Melvin Brown And The MPs

>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:51:00 -0800
>Subject: Re: Melvin Brown And The MPs


>How could you possibly know who might be grabbed to assist in
>guard duties if they were short-handed? Officers do indeed need
>to improvise, and things aren't always so neat and clean as the
>fantasy world of debunkers who believe things could happen in
>only the way they can conceive it happening.


I have a couple of questions:

1) does anyone know how many men, how many fully-staffed cook-
houses and how many autonomous or semi-autonomous units were
within the base?

Reason: in units with only one cook-house set-up - i.e the basic
three 'messes', and only enough cooks to run rotas, there's very
little chance of a cook doing any other duties, even

However, where cooks themselves are under basic or upgrading
military training (like the Catering Corps at Aldershot, UK)
then _only_ cooks will be doing their local guard duties.

Between those extremes there are all sorts of permutations

Additionally, in smaller autonomous units cooks can be more
integrated with the unit, especially when it is not deployed and
they are not doing cooking duties.

2) Was the base secured as a whole, unit by unit or a
combination of both?

Reason - MP's tend not to be used for unit guard duties in UK
and Euro regiments except for national and international HQs,
Supply/Logistics Centers, and Intelligence HQs (maybe). That is,
in UK and Europe, Military Police tend to concentrate on
external disciplne, criminal investigations and external
security duties, including large-scale military traffic control.

Regiments in base tended to use their own 'regimental police'
during day-time. During night hours they used 'guards' nominated
by unit OCs or Sgts. These guards could be from a wide variety
of specialists. (Although UK Air Force bases _do_ use security
trained 'police').

So if units or sub-units were fully manned but only
intermittently operating, then its specialists, maybe even
attached cooks, could likely be grabbed for guard duties during
night hours.


Ray D

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