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A Photograph With Many Stories!

Back in 2014 I put together a piece on a photograph taken by the famous photographer Yousuf Karsh. Here is a summary of the article: A once-lost photograph by master photographer Yousuf Karsh of Anglican Chaplain William Cole blessing an officer in the RCMP chapel in Regina, will soon hang in a prominent place in […]

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RCMP Judo Team -1937

In the early 30s, a commissioner (probably meant an officer of some sort) from the local Vancouver RCMP detachment attended a February Judo tournament in order to observe the hand-to-hand combat aspect of Judo. Steve Sasaki’s display of the martial art made quite an impression on the RCMP representative. Soon afterwards, the commissioner contacted Ottawa […]

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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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