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Gone But Not Forgotten – June 2020 to September 2020

  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 by […]

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

The Mad Trapper Part II

Constable Edgar Millen – Reg # 9669 – RCMP Honour Roll # 51 Recently I submitted an article to our Vancouver Division web site on the recollections of members involved in the attempted arrest and search for Albert Johnson, always to be known as “The Mad Trapper of Rat River.” See:  The attempted arrest […]

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

It Happened 70 Years Ago!

It Happened 70 Years Ago! At the request of the Province of British Columbia the RCMP assumed responsibility for provincial policing and absorbed the members of the British Columbia Provincial Police Force (BCPP) into its ranks.  August 01, 1950, the Force takes over the BCPP, 492 members immediately switch over to the RCMP.  The BCPP […]

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RCMP Celebrates 70 Years in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Virtual Book Launch – In Search of Adventure 70 Years of the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador Saturday, Aug. 1st on Facebook live                             Ches Parsons                             […]

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The Mad Trapper of Rat River

The Mad Trapper of Rat River Is there a member of the RCMP, serving or retired, that has not heard the story, perhaps even as a child before joining the RCMP, of the “Mad Trapper of Rat River”? I know the story; I have read the books.  I saw a horrible Hollywood movie on TV […]

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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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Photograph of a RNWMP collar badge with the "Royal" added (Source of photo - Sheldon Boles).

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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