Archive | Articles RSS feed for this section

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Did You Know- Stain Glass Windows?

      Veteran Ric Hall sent us this article and provides an insight to how the image has the Force has been incorporated in the Canadian stamp.             The first Mountie Stamp – 1935 The Royal Canadian Post Office releases June 01, 1935, a new 10-cent postage stamp depicting […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Part 1 – “A” Squadron RNWMP

        The  contains all the battle honours awarded to the Force in recognition of the contributions made by past members.       For this article, we are providing details on the battle honour entitled “France & Flanders 1918-19.”  The following article is the first comprehensive documentation of the activities of the […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

RCMP Members Raise the Dead To Recognition

        Across Canada Veterans walk through cemeteries!         Many of us will recall from our early days on detachment life, once a year, what then seemed to be an old grizzled NCO i/c, would pull an Administrative file and tell his junior member to go out and check on […]

Read more
Powered by WishList Member - Membership Software