Tag Archives: RCMP Vancouver Vets

Did You Know- Stain Glass Windows?

      Veteran Ric Hall sent us this article and provides an insight to how the image has the Force has been incorporated in the Canadian stamp.             The first Mountie Stamp – 1935 The Royal Canadian Post Office releases June 01, 1935, a new 10-cent postage stamp depicting […]

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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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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 Vets: Disposing Of Old Uniforms & Kit

      When a RCMP member retires they are provided an opportunity to return their old uniform and kit for destruction. If the retiring member wishes to retain their uniform and kit then they agree to dispose of the items in a manner which will not bring discredit to the Force. As with most […]

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RCMP Veterans: Surrey Old Boys

    Last week, a gathering of group of S.O.B.s (Surrey Old Boys) met at the Dublin Crossing Pub. These ex-Surrey Detachment members met to maintain their friendships and bond with each other.     Yes, there is life after retirement and each continues to enjoy their retirement.  Lots of lies, laughs and good times were had […]

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VPD Vet: Real Policemen

          Bob Cooper (retired VPD member) regularly contributes articles to the Prime Time Crime column and frequently provides a perspective of the RCMP. He has given us permission to publish his article entitled “Real Policemen.”  This article appeared in the Prime Time Crime column on May 30, 2011 and the details […]

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RCMP: 7 MEMBERS KILLED

    Since the creation of the Force in 1873, over 200 members have been killed while performing their duty to serve their community and country. In two separate incidents, seven RCMP members were killed.  We have include a video on each incident: Kamloops in 1962 and Mayerthorpe 2005.

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RCMP: Perspective From VPD Veteran

      Over the past few years, the RCMP have been under close scrutiny by some news media outlets  and the Force now prepares to defend itself against pending class action suits. With Bob Paulson accepting and being appointed as the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he faces many challenges. We are […]

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Mountie Memories

      After hearing all the negative stories about the RCMP in the news, we have received several good news stories and accounts of the RCMP.  One message received was that of Barbara Smith.  Her message is shared below for you to enjoy.       When I was 2, maybe 3, my Grandparents […]

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E Division HQ Moves To Green Timbers

The RCMP E Division Headquarters Relocation Project is a major Crown initiative to relocate and consolidate existing RCMP Headquarters and Integrated Units housed in numerous locations throughout the Metro Vancouver to a new site in the City of Surrey known as the Green Timbers site. The Green Timbers site will provide a central, integrated, purpose-built […]

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