The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1873-1987

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1873-1987

Book - 1988
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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 outlinesthe origins and evolution of the RCMP, detailing its formation, tasks, uniforms and insignia.
Publisher: London : Osprey, 1988.
ISBN: 9780850458343
085045834X
Branch Call Number: 363 .2 0971 Ros
Characteristics: 47 p. : ill. (some col.). --
Additional Contributors: Hook, Richard
May, Robin 1929-

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