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Gone But Not Forgotten – March 2020 to June 2020

G   When a 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 […]

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Alex Matches – Regimental # 18648 – A Short Career in the RCMP

Alex Matches – Regimental # 18648  A Short Career in the RCMP One of the great things about being on the Vancouver Division Executive and writing some historical pieces for our web site it often enables me to connect with former members of the Force I otherwise would not have met.  I met Alex Matches who […]

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Fairmont Barracks – Special Newsletter

Attached is a special newsletter regarding Fairmont Barracks.  Please feel free to pass this information along to serving and retired members and others who may have stories and photos of Fairmont Barracks. As we move into summer, stay safe and stay healthy. If you prefer to ready the newsletter in PDF format, click on the following […]

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Faces of the Force

PILLARS OF THE FORCE: FACES OF THE FORCE In conjunction with the pending launch of Pillars of the Force, we are pleased to partner with The RCMP Heritage Centre to help “The Centre” deliver on its mission “to share the story of the RCMP with the world.” Faces of the Force: True Stories of C-1966/67 […]

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Who Created the NWMP?

THE VETERAN SOLDIER WHOSE IDEA WAS TO CREATE THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE On May 23, 1873, the Act of Parliament that would lead to the establishment of the North-West Mounted Police was given Royal Assent by the Governor-General of Canada. But whose idea was it to create such a police force in the first place? […]

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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), who served  in “E” Division for 20 years, has spent over ten years researching and summarizing these achievements by specific date.  Nearly every day, Larry sends 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), who served  in “E” Division for 20 years, has spent over ten years researching and summarizing these achievements by specific date.  Nearly every day, Larry sends 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), who served  in “E” Division for 20 years, has spent over ten years researching and summarizing these achievements by specific date.  Nearly every day, Larry sends out […]

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The Long Patrol…. Very Long!

The Long Patrol…. Very Long! Imagine you were sitting in your warm and comfortable office in Maple Creek, say around 1914, a senior officer approaches you and says we want you to head north and be part of a team to search for some Inuits who murdered two white men, one American hunter named Harry Radford and a young Canadian […]

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A Story to be Told!

The Cartoonist Who Became the Commanding Officer of “E” Division When I began doing stories for the Vancouver Division website it always amazed me how one person’s story connects him or her to another person or event.  In reality this should not surprise me as I have found when you meet a serving member or veteran you […]

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