Getting ready for their Arctic Adventure on Feb. 18th here at the Centre From Left to Right: RCMP Sgt. Rrrruff; Elmo and RCMP Sgt. Snowflake. Elmo's wardrobe provided by the RCMP Heritage Centre's 'Central Trading Post' : Scarf, blue fleece with logo and toque, blue/grey knit. ph. (306) 522-7333 ext 3000 or through our e-store. http://www.rcmpheritagecentre.com/home/estore
An arctic patrol could cover over 3000 miles; one of the duties of these men was to gather information about the North regarding weather conditions, timber, migratory birds and potential travel routes.
'The Law of the Yukon' _ by Robert Service "This is the law of the Yukon, and ever she makes it plain: "Send not your foolish and feeble; send me your strong and your sane - Strong for the red rage of battle; sane for I harry them sore; Send me men girt for combat' men who are grit to the core: ...' Members of 'M' Division under Superintendent J.D. Moodie at Fullerton, 1904.
From Inspector Charles Constantine’s first voyage to Canada’s North in 1894 with the North West Mounted Police, the guidance given by the Aboriginal people in the North were paramount to his policing efforts.
We were recently honoured to celebrate the 90th birthday of Kenn Barker RCMP (Rtd). Kenn was one of the first members of the RCMP Dog Services Unit and still serves on the Historian Committee of the 'Friends of the Mounted Police Heritage Centre'. In this picture from 1948, he can be seen with his 2 service dogs at the time, Bluebell and Ignatz. Wish we could have invited you all to the potluck...Warning though, Kenn's an avid photographer, you might end up in a picture :)