No. 5 Canadian Provost Company
Ontario, Canada

Unit History/Date Formed          No. 6 Section, No.4 Provost Company, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division was formed in 1993 to provide reenactor Military Police services for the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Normandy Landings. The section consisted of 12 personnel including three CWAC Provost. The section was commanded by a Sergeant, with a W.O.2 in overall charge as encampment SecurO. The section worked closely with personnel of 28 MP Platoon. The section continued training over the following year and recreated it's role at the Victory Spring celebrations in Ottawa in 1995.
        In the fall of 1995, it was decided to reform the section as a sub-section of No.5 Provost Company, 5th Canadian Armoured Division, in keeping with it's new role as a project of the Museum of Applied Military History.
         Reenactor Provost duties are essentially the same as the original Provost, with traffic control and route signing a priority. Provost have provided VIP escorts for military and other dignatories visiting displays or reenactments, as well as escorts for colours.
       Members of the section have participated in events at Gananoque, Fort Wellington, Manotick, Perth, Swords and Ploughshares Museum, The Canadian War Museum and numerous other displays and reenactments in Eastern Ontario.
Size of unit Currently, the section consists of 5 "regular" members and 6 "associate" members. All regular members are also members of the Perth Regiment (see below).
Recruiting Requirements At this time, the Provost Section is NOT recruiting.
Contact Persons John Cameron