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Wanted For Desertion

Wanted For Desertion from the NWMPolice Constable William Kellock McKay Regimental # 5852 If one has the time so scroll through the National Archives Personnel Records of the North West Mounted Police you would be surprised to find the number of officers and men who deserted. (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/nwmp-personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx It was probably a case that many of […]

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A BC Time Capsule

I recently helped a long-retired member with some down sizing which meant getting rid of some old kit. Don’t you just love the smell of moth balls early in the morning? During his early career he saved many newspapers clipping that involved the RCMP during the 1950s and 1960s. Most of the clippings are from […]

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Larry Burden: 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Did you know? Part I

      During the early part of the 1900s, particularly in the 1930s, the RCMP was called upon several occasions across Canada to assist in dealing with strikes. The Force reported to the government on the intelligence they had on “Revolutionary Organizations and Agitators in Canada”.       The Winnipeg General Strike of […]

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Larry Burden’s This Day In The Force

      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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Part 1 – “B” Squadron RNWMP

    All Force members are familiar with the RCMP’s Guidon – the Regimental Banner displaying all the Force’s battle honours. In basic training, each member was told about each battle honour and what Force members contributed.  However, the  “Siberia 1918-1919” seemed like a mystery because little information had been provided. To understand the circumstances […]

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RNWMP Veterans: Distinguished Themselves In World War I

      After the end of World War I, the Force and its members had time to reflect back on the contributions and achievements made by various NWMP and RNWMP Veterans.           Between 1914 and 1918, over 2,500 RNWMP Veterans volunteered for military service.  Of this total, 146 were killed […]

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RNWMP: Volunteerism & Patriotism In World War I

        For this November 11 Remembrance Day, we are highlighting the contributions and sacrifices made by past members of the Force.         Volunteerism and patriotism have been hallmarks of the Force since its creation in 1873.  At no time in the history of the Force has volunteerism and patriotism […]

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