Osprey Men-at-Arms 197 : The Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1873-1987
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. Text by David Ross and Robin May with illustrations by Richard Hook.
- The Beginnings
- The March West
- The Task of the Mounted Police
- The Formation of the RCMP
- The Plates