The Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1873–1987

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1873–1987

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The Beginnings · The March West · The Task of the Mounted Police · The Formation of the RCMP · Uniforms · Insignia · The Plates

Product details

Published Mar 24 1988
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850458343
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 197
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Richard Hook

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