Ministry of Defence Guard Service

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A Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS) dog handler and his charge, Army Air Corps station at Middle Wallop.

The Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS) is part of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and provides British Ministry of Defence establishments with unarmed security guards and patrol services.

The MGS deals with access and pass control, key control, vehicle and personnel searching, security patrols of buildings and perimeter fences, dog patrols, CCTV, and alarm monitoring. It also performs other duties like helicopter marshalling, first aid provision, mail and baggage scanning, security sweeps, and health and safety guidance.[1]

Uniforms and Equipment[edit]

Although the MGS are an unarmed security officer organisation; they wear a similar uniform to police forces. This consists of (in an everyday working environment) a light blue shirt, tie, NATO-type navy blue jumper, high visibility jacket and a black peaked cap. The shirts and jumpers have epaullettes with "MOD GUARD SERVICE" or "MOD SECURITY" printed on them and the same on jackets. The black peaked cap has the MGS badge on the front and can be worn with a clear or black waterproof cover for use in wet weather.

Any equipment carried will consist of a torch, first aid kit, notebook & pen and a whistle.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MGS Page at MoD website Retrieved 16 March 2012

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