'Desert Sword' Corps Of Royal Military Police (Sold Out)
'Desert Sword'  Corps Of Royal Military Police (Sold Out)
'Desert Sword'  Corps Of Royal Military Police (Sold Out)

A commissioned painting in oils for The Corps of Royal Military Police to reflect the role of Provost on active service during 'Operation Desert Storm'.

The scene is set at a Military Police Traffic Post (TP) in Kuwait, along a main supply route (TPs were located at intervals along routes between the port of entry, lines of reserves, and the front line). Against the sunrise and a skyline of advancing helicopters, burning oil wells, set alight by the retreating army, a communications tent has been erected where convoy commanders can stop by to receive up-to date information on operations..

In the middle ground an RMP officer can be seen escorting a visiting Brigadier round the base (evidenced by the single star on the front of the landrover) where both medical and vehicle recovery facilities are on standby.

In the foreground an RMP NCO is on 'point duty' and a Landrover (with a box of route-signs on the roof), is about to leave, just as a column of tank transporters arrives escorted by another RMP NCO on a motor-cycle.