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A porter, usually in a railroad station.
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1. (Professions) informal Brit a military police officer
2. (Professions) US and Canadian a porter at an airport or station
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a porter at a railroad station.
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Noun1.redcap - a member of the military police in Britain
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
military policeman, MP - a member of the military police who polices soldiers and guards prisoners
2.redcap - a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station
porter - a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
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[ˈredkæp] N
1. (Brit) (Mil) → policía mf militar
2. (US) (Rail) → mozo m de estación
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The next, redcap had fallen across the stone with an arrow between his ribs; and the other, struck in the leg and in the throat, was writhing and spluttering upon the ground.
A total of nine Redcaps were honoured, their families receiving the Iraq Campaign Medal on their behalf.
South Shields-born Cpl Paul Long and Cpl Simon Miller, of Washington, were among six redcaps killed in the Basra region after the war.
Tony Hamilton-Jewell, aged 57, whose 41-year-old brother Simon died in the attack, said Mr Hoon had pledged to look into whether a full inquiry into the deaths of the Redcaps could be held.
A TOP level inquiry into the massacre of six Redcaps in Iraq will rule their deaths could not have been prevented.
He then accuses Mr Keys who, along with the families of the other murdered Redcaps have battled hard to find out from the Army why their sons died, of doing ``nothing but whinge and moan.
At one school in the middle of the A-level examinations, according to the newspapers, the Redcaps, ie the military police, arrived to arrest some candidates who had failed to report for basic training.
Mr Keys, 52, who has campaigned tirelessly to try and find out how his son and the other five Redcaps died, added that he didn't believe Mr Blair could use hindsight as an excuse for not knowing that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction.
Mr Keys wrote to the PM after his son Tom, 20, a Lance Corporal, was among six Redcaps wiped out when a 400-strong Iraqi mob stormed the soldiers' station near Basra.
Responsibility for investigating the deaths of six Redcaps, including 20-year-old Tom Keys, has been handed to the Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) by the Ministry of Defence.
It was kind of him to reply to me but it won't bring back my son." Mr Keys wrote to the PM after his son Tom, 20, a Lance Corporal, was among six Redcaps wiped out when a 400-strong Iraqi mob stormed the soldiers' station near Basra.
And it was into that furnace of instability that the innocent Redcaps were sent on their doomed mission.