The panel -- mainly Senators John Mc Cain and Carl Levin -- rejected it due to "inconsistencies" in information provided at the time. Mark Clodfelter, a former Air Force officer and professor of military strategy at the National War College, part of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., has spearheaded bringing Lavelle's case back before the Air Force.Mc Cain and Levin agreed the real reason behind Lavelle's firing was over the falsified records -- not the raids themselves.Various testimony throughout supplemental investigations goes back and forth on whether Lavelle was involved, or if pilots indeed openly lied about their accounts while flying over North Vietnam.
Clodfelter added the effort is about "righting a wrong, an injustice that's now existed for almost 45 years." -- Oriana Pawlyk can be reached at [email protected]
Although technically two independent corps, the two effectively functioned as a single organisation.
In 1926, they were fully amalgamated to form the Corps of Military Police (CMP).
RMP commissioned officers are trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, as are all other British Army officers.
The regimental march of the RMP is "The Watchtower" or "Hoch Heidecksburg" originally a German Army marching tune from 1912 by Rudolf Herzer.