Book Review: “COP: Forty-Three Years In The RCMP”

        Veteran Bill Sharp has recently published a book on his experiences in the RCMP.         When asked why he wrote the book, Bill responded – “I was laying in the hospital reflecting on my 43 years of service in the RCMP.  With plenty of time on my hands, […]

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Ric Hall’s Photo Corner

        For this week’s Photo Corner Theme, Ric Hall has selected “Depot’s Laying Out Kit On Barrack Room Bed.”         Since the establishment of the Mounted Police Barrack at “Depot” Division in Regina,  it has been a tradition to have the recruit’s kit laid out for the weekly inspection. […]

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It’s All About The Small, Unforgettable Moments

        Barbara Wood being a member of the first RCMP female member troop recounts her experiences.         It was around the age of eight when Barb Alexander became enthralled with becoming a Mountie. The time was the early 1960s in Fort St. John, B.C., a rough oil town in […]

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Veterans: Retirement Travel

        Over the past week, we have searched for the most recent articles on the topic of retirement travel.         Based on our search, we selected the following articles for your reading pleasure. GENERAL 10 Of The Best Places To Live Abroad – Most of us have a deep, sneaking […]

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Larry Burden’s This Day In The RCMP

      The achievements and contributions of the Force have been built upon the individual contributions of many past Veterans. These contributions have largely been forgotten.         Veteran Sgt. Larry Burden ( #35982) served in “E” Division for 20 years has spent over ten years researching and summarizing these achievements by […]

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Barry Bradley’s Old Newspaper Clippings

      Throughout his career in the Force (1960 – 1995), Veteran Barry Bradley developed a newspaper scrapebook containing notable news stories about the RCMP in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.         Each week, we will post three or four of these old newspaper clippings for the interest of Veterans […]

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Veterans Submitted: Top Ten Videos

        Over the past week, we have received many submitted videos from Veterans across Canada.         Based on our review of these videos, we have selected the top ten for your viewing pleasure. 1) Veteran Comp Kelly submitted “Tall Tale: Historical Relics Hidden in Barns, Awaiting Discovery” – check […]

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UPDATED: Assistance Requested: Help Us Identify Member

        On October 7, 2014, Ric Hall posted the photograph of an unknown RCMP member photographed with Rene Castellani in November 1966.         This member has now been identified as John K. Paterson Reg. #24696. According to John , “I was a brand new Constable ( just a few weeks out […]

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Larry Burden’s This Day In The RCMP

      The achievements and contributions of the Force have been built upon the individual contributions of many past Veterans. These contributions have largely been forgotten.         Veteran Sgt. Larry Burden ( #35982) served in “E” Division for 20 years has spent over ten years researching and summarizing these achievements by […]

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Inspector. Thomas Wellington Chalmers

      A Royal Military College graduate who joined the North West Mounted Police and was later killed in battle during the Boer War in South Africa.           EARLY LIFE Thomas Wellington Chalmers was born on October 14, 1862 in Adolphustown Ontario.  His father earned a living sailing on Lake […]

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Veterans Submitted: Top Ten Photos

      Over the past two weeks, we have received several photographs taken by RCMP Veterans and other Veterans have forwarded photographs they discovered on internet.         If you have images which you have captured on your camera or cellular phone, we would like to include them in forthcoming Top Ten […]

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Ric Hall’s Photo Corner

        For this week, Ric Hall has selected the photo theme of “horses were still a fundamental component of the Force in 1916 – 1919.”       In 1916, the Force purchased the first police car and was used at “Depot” Division for prisoner escorts.  However, horses were the primary mode […]

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Barry Bradley’s Old Newspaper Clippings

        Throughout his career in the Force (1960 – 1995), Veteran Barry Bradley developed a newspaper scrapebook containing notable news stories about the RCMP in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.     Each week, we will post three or four of these old newspaper clippings for the interest of Veterans and […]

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Law And Order In The Wilds Of The British Northwest

        Veteran Bill Sedler forwarded to us an old news article written by Frank G. Carpenter and appeared in the Boston Sunday Globe – August 27, 1916.       The articles outlines duties and responsibilities of the Royal North West Mounted Police in the Canadian far north.  This article has been included […]

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