The Royal Australian Corps of Military Police (RACMP) complex adopted the name of Lamia on the 12th June 1983. Lamia is a small town in central Greece through which the 16th Australian Infantry Brigade, 6th Australian Division conducted a fighting withdrawal in April 1941.
During this action, Military Police performed their duties under fire with courage and professionalism. During this action, Captain J. W. Grimshaw, Australian Army Provost Corps, was awarded the Military Cross for leadership and bravery.
The Royal Australian Corps of Military Police (RACMP) complex Lamia Barracks-Olive Tree planting ceremony by visiting Greek Military Delegation during commemorations for the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign .