Laird Allan’s: Collector Corner

Photograph of the original RNWMP Veterans Association crest

 

 

 

 

Veteran Laird Allan is an avid collector of RCMP regalia.

For our centennial year, Laird has forwarded the following for the viewing enjoyment of our Association members:

 

 

One of the first Royal Northwest Mounted Police Veteran Association lapel badges is illustrated below:

Photograph of an early Royal Northwest Mounted Police Veterans Association Lapel Badge (Source of photo - from the "D. Laird Allan collection).

Photograph of an early Royal Northwest Mounted Police Veterans Association Lapel Badge (Source of photo – from the “D. Laird Allan collection).

With the creation of the Veterans’ Association, they established the Life Member Award.  The following is an example of this award with the names of the original members being added.

Photograph of the original Life Member award with names of the original members being added (Source of document - Photograph of an early Royal Northwest Mounted Police Veterans Association Lapel Badge (Source of photo - from the "D. Laird Allan collection).

Photograph of the original Life Member award with names of the original members being added (Source of document – Photograph of an early Royal Northwest Mounted Police Veterans Association Lapel Badge (Source of photo – from the “D. Laird Allan collection).

In 1912, members of the Calgary Veterans group created a specific medal for its members.  This medal is illustrated below:

Calgary RNWMP Veterans group. (Source of photo - Sheldon Boles).

Photograph of a RNWMP Veterans’ Association medal created by and issued to members of the Calgary RNWMP Veterans group. (Source of photo – Sheldon Boles).

An excellent book on the history of the Veterans’ Association is Veteran Donald Klancher’s book entitled “The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association.”  Noted book is out of circulation but can copies can be located on the ABE Books website.

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