Tag Archives: RCMP Vancouver Vets

C/S/Major George Frederick Griffin

    One of the most colourful and noteable Corps Sergeant Majors was ‘Tim’ George Frederick  Griffin. He was born on February 3 1883 at Everton England. At the age of 16,  he joined the Imperial 18th Hussar and served in this regiment for 12 years.  At the time of his discharge, he had gained the […]

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Sergeant D. G. Holmes

  For the month of May 2012, Joe Healey (National RCMP Gravesite database) website is paying tribute to the late Sergeant D.G. Holmes (Reg. #23464). Check out this tribute for Sergeant Holmes and other tributes at the National RCMP Gravesite database.                

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Constable Charles N. Paris

      Charles Nicolay Paris was born on September 26, 1892 at Greenoch Scotland.  His family immigrated to Canada and settled in the area of Drumheller Alberta.       In 1913, Charles Paris joins the Royal Northwest Mounted Police.  Upon finishing his training at “Depot,” he was transferred to Alberta.   At the […]

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Sgt. John Stinson

    John V. Stinson was a typical young Ontario man looking for a sense of adventure in Westeran Canada or any where else. Every member contributes their own to the Force’s history.  In John Stinson’s case, he acquired acquired photographs of his time in the Force.  His photo collection of the Force in Siberia […]

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Fairmont Barracks

Over the years, there have been many enquires about the origin of Fairmont Barracks, located at 33rd and Heather in Vancouver.  Here is a brief outline of the history of this famous landmark. Fairmont was built in 1912 to serve as a private boy’s school.  The Federal Government purchased it in 1918 to use as […]

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Canadian Riots

  The most recent riots in Montreal raised much discussion at a local Koffee Klatch with some retired RCMP Veterans and their involvement in some of the most recent Canadian riots. Historically, riots have been a means for groups of individuals to protect their objections to a wide range of issues.  By definition, a riot […]

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NWMP – Boer War

      Veteran Ric Hall discovered an excellent historical article on the involvement and achievements contributed by members of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) in the Boer War.     The article is entitled “Effective Leadership In Counter-Insurgency: The North-West Mounted Police in South Africa – 1899 – 1902” and was written by […]

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Veterans Wearing Red Serge

  A questions has been raised about retired RCMP Veterans being permitted to wear their Red Serge for specific events. Veteran Dan Lemieux has researched the matter and the information he obtained is as follows: Section 68 of the RCMP Regulations effective 88-06-30 permits the Commissioner to authorize members who retire or who are medically […]

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