RNWMP/RCMP Constable Hudson Salkeld’s Old Photos

RCMP Constable Hudson Moffitt Salkeld




Veterans Joe Collinson sent us the following photographs which he received from Matt SALKELD who is the nephew of Constable Hudson Moffitt SALKELD (Reg.#6809).






Hudson was born on December 1, 1899 and joined the Royal North West Mounted Police on April 22, 1918 at Saskatoon Saskatchewan.  Little is know about this member other than he was stationed at Teslin in 1921 and served the rest of his career in the north.  His last posting was in January 1945 at Esquimalt, British Columbia where he received a medical discharge to pension on April 21, 1945.  The photographs below provide an insight to life in the early days of the RCMP in the north.

Photograph of Constable Hudson Moffitt Salkeld (Reg.#6809) taken in April 1920.

Photograph of Constable Hudson Salkeld taken in April 1920 – showing up early to work.

Photograph of Constable Hudson Salkeld was taken looking north just south of Whitehorse (approx. 3 miles) where the Yukon River, coming in from the right, passes into Miles Canyon. Miles Canyon was a treacherous stretch of the Yukon River and during the Klondike Gold Rush our members made river travelers by-pass the rapids on a log railroad at a place called Silver City.


Photograph of Constable Hudson Salkeld somewhere in the Yukon.

Photograph of a vertical stabilizer of a de Havilland DH-4 biplane which flew in 1920 from New York city to Nome Alaska.  Photograph taken by Constable Salkeld.

July 1920 – Photograph of RCMP Teslin Detachment taken by Constable Hudson Salkeld.

September 1920 – Photograph of Constable Hudson Salkeld ‘Wash Day.”

Photograph of an unknown RCMP Detachment in the Yukon taken by Constable Hudson Salkeld.

Photograph of (left to right): Constable Hudson Salkeld, Gibsonn Emerson and unknown male – all enrolee to Ft. Rae North West Territories.

Photograph of an aircraft in the Canadian north taken by Constable Hudson Salkeld.

1930 – Photograph of Constable Hudson Salkeld taken in Jerome, Quebec.

Photograph of Constable Hudson Salkeld.

Matt Salkeld who is the great, great nephew of Hudson.  He later informed me that he had obrtained more pictures and artifacts of Hudson Salkelds.  He sent the following photo of a bracelet Hudson was presented in 1943 by the “F” and “Depot” staff.

Photograph of a RCMP bracelet presented to Hudson by the “F” and “Depot” staff.

Hudson passed away on December 19, 1991 at La Habra California.

If you have old Force related photographs that you wish to have included in one of our forthcoming photo webpages, please email Veteran Ric Hall at rshall69@shaw.ca