I have been asked a rather specific question about MPs and 1CanPara.
Now, what I've seen indicates that in the Admin Platoon of HQ Company (where most of teh tradesmen and other "non-infantry" types seem to be concentrated), there is a small MP section.
One "Provost Sergeant" and three privates as "Regimental Police".
Now, AFAIK, the privates doing RP duties were ALWAYS "regimental" personnel (which is why they wore RP brassards instead of CMP or Provost Corps insignia).
But, does anyone KNOW whether the Provost Sergeant was Canadian Provost Corps? (It would actually make sense that he would be -- an CProC NCO could supervise 3x infantry privates doing RP and keep things straight, but would you really want to have an infantry NCO and 3x infantry privates trying to handle prisoners IAW KR and the Manual for Courts Martial, with the specific details about how to treat the accused?)
I realize that CProC personnel were sometimes detatched out in penny packets -- witness the one sergeant, 1 corporal and six lance corporals who were sent to Hong Kong with Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles Of Canada. (from the old Wiki site http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/mediawiki-1.5.5/index.php?title=Canadian_Provost_Corps
or would that Provost Sergeant been detached from the divisional 6th Airborne Provost Company?