The Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1873-1987

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Osprey Publishing, 1988 - History - 47 pages
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In 1870, after completing a 1000-mile trek across Canada, Lt. W.F. Butler, an officer of the British Army, recommended the establishment of a 'well-equipped force from 100 to 150 men, one-third to be mounted' for the purpose of policing the North West; three years later, the North West Mounted Police was established. By the late 1980s, this force, now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), had grown to include 18,000 members, with a budget of more than $1 billion. This book outlines the origins and evolution of the RCMP, detailing its formation, tasks, uniforms and insignia.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
17
Section 4
19
Section 5
21
Section 6
37
Section 7
39
Section 8
44
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About the author (1988)

David Ross is a curator with Parks Canada. He is a respected authority on Canada’s military heritage who also co-authored MAA 249: Canadian Campaigns 1860-70. Robin May was born in 1929. An actor for many years. he became a writer and journalist specializing in the American west. His collaboration with Gerry Embleton in the 1970s produced Men-at-Arms 39: British Army in North America 1775–83 and Men-At-Arms 48: Wolfe’s Army. A prolific writer for the rest of his career, Robin May died in 1996.

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