Ric Hall’s Photo Corner

Photograph of a member's son.

 

 

For this week, Ric Hall has selected the photo theme of “member’s children growing up surrounded by all the RCMP stuff.” 

 

 

 

 

 

The children of a mountie growing up had its challenges with the constant transfers and the family trying to fit in with each new community.  However for the children of a mountie, they were surrounded with RCMP kit and clothing that many other kids didn’t have like: police hats, strange boots, handcuffs, brown belts with long straps, red jackets, blue pants with an odd yellow strip.  Sometimes, the children would take a mountie hat to school for ‘show-and-tell.’

Occasionally, they got to have a ride in a police car and visit the detachment where their Mountie parent worked. When the Musical Ride came to town the whole family would usually get a special treat of meeting members on the ride and seeing the horses up close.

Some of these children would later also become members of the Force while others decided a more traditional occupation was more desirable. Ric has received the following family photographs of member’s children wearing Force kit.

Photograph of a young daughter of a member trying on her dad's RCMP hat (Source of photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

Photograph of a young daughter of a member trying on her dad’s RCMP hat (Source of photo – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

Photograph of a young member's son trying on those tall boots that dad always wore (Source of photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

Photograph of a young member’s son trying on those tall boots that dad always wore (Source of photo – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

Photograph of two member's children wearing the different hats of their father (Source of photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

Photograph of two member’s children wearing the different hats of their father (Source of photo – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

Photograph of two member's children playing policemen with dad's police hats (Source of photo - Ric Hall's Photo Collection).

Photograph of two member’s children playing policemen with dad’s police hats (Source of photo – Ric Hall’s Photo Collection).

If  you have photograph(s) of children wearing Force uniforms and would like to have them included in a forthcoming photo corner webpage, please contact Ric at rshall69@shaw.ca.  He will scan the images and return the original back to you.

The Photo Corner webpage is one of our most popular websites as it provides a historical snapshot of the development of the Force and the contributions made by members and their families. image of Ric Hall closing block for his Photo Corner webpage

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