Canada and the First World War

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Military Police Armband
An example of the type of armband, or brassard, worn by military police in the First World War. The initials MP are sewn to a piece of white cotton canvas lined in red. It was worn on the right arm above the elbow. Later Canadian brassards typically included a Canadian maple leaf collar badge between the letters. Military police served under the authority of the provost marshal, with the first Canadian units sent overseas, but the Canadian Military Police Corps was not officially established until September 1917 to ensure discipline and enforce punishments.

Service Dress Armband
CWM 19800712-005