Tag Archives: Mounties

RCMP Veterans’ Association – Vancouver Division – Disposing Of Old Uniforms & Kit

  When a RCMP member retires they often retain their uniforms agreeing to dispose of the items at a later date in a manner which will not bring discredit to the Force. With the passing of time and the downsizing of their homes RCMP Veterans are faced with the decision of what to do with […]

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Force Tradition: “Polish Board” Passed On

        The following submission was received from RCMP Veteran Ric Hall: For Bob Boyd, a member of “K” 65/66 Troop, my troop mate, a walk down nostalgia lane!   We all remember that we had boards to shine our Sam Brownes on while living in barracks at “Depot.”   Those boards, along with the […]

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Mystery Solved: Cpl. A. Wilson

  On August 23, 2013, we sought RCMP Veterans assistance in identifying a Force members illustrated in a painting entitled “Corporal A.J. Wilson & Flicker his horse.”  The artist was Robert Elmer Lougheed.     This painting mystery was brought to us by one of our Vancouver Division sponsors – Al Merriman of Remax Realty […]

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Dedicated To Memory of Constable Adrian Oliver

          The following poem was created by Veteran Wayne Ryan in tribute to Constable Adrian Oliver:       Constable Adrian Oliver  A young man dead too early Two families bound in grief One family loved for many years The other’s time too brief   One family made of parents And […]

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VPD VET: Too Much At Stake

      VPD Veteran Bob Cooper has provided us another one of his articles which has been recently published in the Bob’s most recent article is provided below for your reading pleasure:     In a previous column (No more excuses), I outlined the dismal performance of the Federal government in living up to […]

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The Mountie Shop

      The Mountie Shop is operated by the RCMP Foundations. IN 1994, the RCMP Foundation was created to ensure the RCMP brand was reflective of the calibre and dignity of the Force and to market this brand to a larger audience.     Today, approved Official Licensees produce a wide and growing line […]

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Cpl. Ernest Pasley’s Contributions

      Ernest Pasley joined the Force as a young man seeking travel and adventure.  While in the Force, he contributed to the Force’s presence in the Arctic and was selected to be the original skipper for the RCMP’s “St. Roch”         BACKGROUND Ernest Pasley was born on September 12, 1889 […]

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Respected B.C. Lawyer: Sends Tribute to RCMP Members

        Our Vancouver Division President, Dick Hawkshaw, received a message based our webpage entitled “Canada Day – The Perspective of A Mountie.”  The message was from a respected British Columbia Crown Counsel lawyer and the content of the message is as follows:   Nearly all of my legal career was as a […]

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Daughter’s Poem to RCMP Dad

      RCMP Veteran Paul McGowan submitted the following poem which his daughter wrote in grade 12 to pay tribute her father and his service in the RCMP.  His daughter is now in 2nd year university.     This RCMP officer has a mustache ever so black, and on his head he has a […]

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RCMP: 1971 Star Weekly Magazine Article

      Since the establishment of the RCMP “Depot” Division in Regina, new members of the Force have been transformed into disciplined individuals who can proudly wear the uniform of the Force. With the passage of time, the training at “Depot” Division has changed many times. Veteran Ric Hall (past Drill Instructor) submitted the following […]

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