Tag Archives: RCMP Veterans Association Vancouver

November 11 – Remembrance (videos)

These videos are dedicated to the brave Canadian men that fought for freedom so many years ago, their fearlessness and relentless pursuit for freedom helping a nation rise to the top of the world stage, and securing Canada’s reputation as a country that will always rise to combat evil. We saluate our past and current […]

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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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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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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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1915 Musical Ride

The Musical Ride that we are all familiar with started off as displays of horsemanship in 1876 and the first official Musical Ride was held in 1887.  In subsequent years, the Force would put on public displays of horsemenship and were well received.  In those early days, Force members were not known as the “Mounties” […]

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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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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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Part 3 – “B” Squadron RNWMP

The activities of “B” Squadron RNWMP and their activities are provided below and includes of members who were there.  The history of the Squadron is provided in this comprehensive historical account of the Squadron’s  creation, deployment, activities, challenges and return to Canada, their story is being broken down into six parts: Part 1 – How the […]

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