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Fallen Member

Gone But Not Forgotten

  When an RCMP Veteran passes away, their old colleagues pause for a moment to reflect on the good times they had and the memories they created. Despite the times that the deceased member was serving their communities and away from their families, the Veteran’s family members are extremely proud of the contributions made by […]

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Happy Anniversary!!

One hundred and forty-nine years ago today!  Sir John A. MacDonald introduces a bill to create the NWMP…… May 23, 1873 the bill receives Royal Assent.  Sir John A., with a stroke of his quill, changed the North West Mounted Rifles to the North West Mounted Police due to concerns from the Americans that Canada […]

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The RCMP Veterans’ Historical Wall

RCMP Veterans’ Association   Date:        April 11, 2022 Subject:   The RCMP Veterans’ Historical WallAs we continue to step back into our new normal, we are all looking at the many things ​that we were able to move forward over the past two years.  As you have heard from your Division Presidents before Christmas, one of the significant […]

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Johnson/Bentley Murders

RCMP Veterans’ Association, Central Vancouver Island Division c/o Communications Director –  Campbell River, B. C Date:       March 24th – 2022 Subject:  Johnson/Bentley Murders ***Please click below to read this message. Johnson/Bentley Murders

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Frank Trehearne

The Connecting Dots!

Often when I have written a story on an individual or event for the RCMP Vets I talk of the connecting dots…how one story leads to another.   Sometimes it takes a few years for the dots to connect.   Back in 2013 I did a story for the Vancouver Division web site on an unusual clasp […]

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Photograph of retired RCMP Superintendent Ric Hall (Source of the photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

He who collects all things RCMP

He who collects all things RCMP My friend from Germany! Several years ago, I connected via e-mail with Tim Jöckel who lives in Germany and is a collector of all things RCMP.  I have become his advisor when he is interested in acquiring additions to his collection and is not sure of the item’s authenticity.  I have learned that in the world of […]

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North West Mounted Police in the late 1800’s

  North West Mounted Police in the late 1800’s Dear Members, Recently our newly-formed Office of Public Engagement was involved in some discussions regarding a project they are currently embarked upon. Gibson Glavin of that office mentioned that he had been interviewed at one time regarding the role of the Force in Canada from its […]

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Between Blade & Bullet

Tim Short is a member of the RCMP Veterans’ Association, Vancouver Division.  Tim’s wife, Margaret Franz, has just published a book “Between Blade & Bullet”.  It refers to the “41-hour Hostage Taking” at BC Pen in 1975. Mary Steinhauser, the only one killed that day, was Margaret Franz’s sister.   Mary Steinhauser is the only peace […]

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Photograph of retired RCMP Superintendent Ric Hall (Source of the photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

Photos From the Past

Photos From the Past Recently I have been helping out the daughter of a former member of the RCMP. She sent me a colourized photo of her father receiving his Long Service Medal at Fairmont Barracks. The photo was probably taken around 1952. In the background are the stables of Fairmont Barracks. The member is […]

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Surrey Detachment 70th Anniversary

Surrey Detachment 70th Anniversary In 2021, the Surrey RCMP will mark 70 years of service to the City of Surrey. In order to honour this important milestone, Surrey Detachment is reaching out to veterans who served at Surrey to work on a special commemorative project. We would like to put together a collection of photos […]

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