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A porter, usually in a railroad station.


1. (Professions) informal Brit a military police officer
2. (Professions) US and Canadian a porter at an airport or station



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


[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.
Military policeman Keys was shot 27 times when a 400 strong Iraqi mob attacked the ill-equipped Redcaps at the town of Al Majar al-Kabir last June.
And it was into that furnace of instability that the innocent Redcaps were sent on their doomed mission.
The relatives want to know why the Redcaps had to give up weapons and ammunition, why they did not have radios that would have allowed them to summon help and why they were not warned that they were going into a danger area.
The MoD has been forced to retract a claim the six Redcaps had not told their base they were going to visit the police station.
And that includes tracking down the killers of the redcaps.
Last night, Tom's mum Sally Keys said they remained angry they had not been told exactly what happened to the Redcaps.
Paul, who would have been 25 tomorrow, was one of six redcaps killed near Basra on June 24.
The Redcaps died in the name of Britain -now Britain must pay back their families with the truth,not half-truths,decades later as seems to be the time-honoured military way.
ONE of the most awful things I've read in a long time was the account published last week of the final moments of the Redcaps in Iraq.
He said that the money was received in cash in Mother Redcaps pub in Dublin.
In a pitiful appeal for mercy, the Redcaps showed their killers pictures of their families, wives and children before they were executed in cold blood.