SIB: Tales Of The Special Investigation Branch

Les Hooper: SIB

Very kind of you to call. The primary intent of this site is to display a few pictures and write accounts of adventures and incidents during my 25 years with the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police, the British army’s small and elite investigative force. I try to keep to the facts without treading on too many toes although inevitably some small blemishes may arise due to passage of time and vagaries of long memory. If so, I apologise. Some – very few – names have been changed to protect the innocent. Anyhow – enjoy it.

Following overwhelming requests, there is also a brief account of the SIB on the History page. I derive immense pleasure from recounting those days from long ago, and find that the times seem to grow larger and clearer as they recede from sight. Sadly, many of my old friends and colleagues have left us and no longer have names.

I owe a huge debt of thanks to one person, that little lady who had been my constant companion for +62 years and throughout that time fortified my imagination with endless cups of char. Also I have taken the liberty of shooting a few barbs at some individuals and units from the safety of this site blockhouse. No evil is intended and I’m sure those attacked could return fire in equal measure.

les hooper