Ric Hall’s Photo Corner

Photograph of a typical bed for a non-inspection day (Source of photo - Sheldon Boles).

 

 

 

 

For this week’s Photo Corner Theme, Ric Hall has selected “Depot’s Laying Out Kit On Barrack Room Bed.”

 

 

 

 

Since the establishment of the Mounted Police Barrack at “Depot” Division in Regina,  it has been a tradition to have the recruit’s kit laid out for the weekly inspection.  The following images were provided by Ric.

Photograph of an early Depot Kit For Inspection layout (Source of image - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

Photograph of an early Depot Kit For Inspection layout (Source of image – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

1923 - Photograph of a RCMP recruit's bed at "Depot" Division (Source of photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

1923 – Photograph of a RCMP recruit’s bed at “Depot” Division (Source of photo – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

1960 to current - Photograph of an early Depot Kit For Inspection layout (Source of image - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

1960s – Photograph of an early Depot Kit For Inspection layout (Source of image – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

1981 - Photograph of a female member's laying out of kit for inspection (Source of photo - Sheldon Boles).

1981 – Photograph of a female member’s laying out of kit for inspection (Source of photo – Sheldon Boles).

Current - Photograph of the  RCMP "Depot" Cadet's laying out of kit for weekly inspection (Source of photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

Current – Photograph of the RCMP “Depot” Cadet’s laying out of kit for weekly inspection (Source of photo – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

Illustration of the typical laying out of a RCMP Recruit's items contained in their closet for the weekly inspection at "Depot" Division (Source of illustration - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

Illustration of the typical laying out of a RCMP Recruit’s items contained in their closet for the weekly inspection at “Depot” Division (Source of illustration – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

2012 - Photograph of RCMP Cadet's kit laid out for the weekly inspection (Source of photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

2012 – Photograph of RCMP Cadet’s kit laid out for the weekly inspection (Source of photo – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

In the early stages of basic RCMP training, new cadets are continually reminded of the proper protocol for the laying out of their issued kit. An example of the protocol can be viewed here.

Despite these instructions, it takes time for all Troop members to comply with these standards.  When contraventions of these standards are discovered on the weekly Friday Inspection, the consequences are illustrated below.

Photograph of a RCMP "Depot" Troop Dorm which didn't have their kit laid out as outlined not as per instructions.  Note in the photograph - the laying out of kit is illustrated on the inside of the closet door (Source of photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

Photograph of a RCMP “Depot” Troop Dorm which didn’t have their kit laid out as outlined not as per instructions. Note in the photograph – the laying out of kit is illustrated on the inside of the closet door (Source of photo – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

If you have Force photographs which Ric could include in a forthcoming Photo Corner webpage, please email him at rshall69@shaw.ca.  Ric will scan the photograph(s) and return the originals to you.

image of Ric Hall closing block for his Photo Corner webpage

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