This site displays samples of historic uniform and kit that were worn by Members of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP),
the Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
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Marine & Air Services
Members in their traditional scarlet Review Order uniforms join Deputy Commissioner, Atlantic and Commanding Officer of H Division (Nova Scotia), Steve Graham on the first official voyage of HMCS Preventor around the Halifax Harbour.

Patrol vessel
MP 11 named after Sir George Arthur French (below).
Staff Sergeant Ralph CONRAD (left), a decorated Marine Division member. Served as a Special Constable in 1932; sworn as a Regular member in 1934; joined the RCN in 1939 as a Lieutenant; re-engaged as a Sgt in 1948; S/Sgt promotion in 1953. He served in H Division.

The brown duty tunic includes brass shoulder titles, King's Crown cap and collar badges, S/Sgt chevrons and 4 visible five-year service stars. On his left side above his ribbons, a Marine Division appointment patch.

Medal group includes (
l to r):
• the 1939-45 Star;
• the Atlantic Star;
• a Canada Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Bar;
• a 1939-45 War Medal with Oak Leaf Gallantry citation;
• and a George VI RCMP Long Service, Good Conduct Medal.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Gendarmerie royale du Canada
Bilingual (left) and unilingual pilot's wings for uniform wear.
Review Order uniform pilot's wings - unilingual and obsolete.
These patches were never officially issued in gold wire.
Review Order uniform pilot's wings - bilingual.
These patches were never officially issued in gold wire.
Prototype of a bilingual metal pilot's wings - never formally adopted by The Force because of the excessive cost for producing the small quantity of needed badges.
Pegasus appointment patch for air crew.
Not officially issued in gold wire.
Marine appointment patch for wear on duty jackets, over the upper left pocket.
Cloth tab shoulder flash, (above) worn on the shoulder of Marine Division, dark blue battle dress tunic. The tunic was worn with a dark blue beret with metal cap badge.
Underwater Team member appointment patch (above) and unofficial team patch
left and right).
RCMP Marine Division ensign (unofficial) (above).
Water rescue suit with inflatible collar
These lapel pins are not officially issued
uniform item.
While not all of the patches pictured below were "officially issued", Members routinuely purchase and wear gold wire versions of their appointment patch - a practice that is not sanctioned, but is tolerated.
Marine Section cap
Chief Petty Officer.
Seaman in square rig.
2 Seamen (bookends), 3 officers (middle) and a Chief Petty officer.
Marine Section uniform, with wireless operator qualification badge on sleeve.
Officer's and Petty Officer's Sleeve crown.
Seaman's badge.
RCMP Marine Section officer's forage cap - deep blue, felt cap with a bullion embrodiered badge with a silver metal anchor in place of the usual RCMP crest, and RCMP on the riband.
The log book (left) of
RCMP Marine Division Member


from 1947 thru 1951
List of service on the
1. RCMP PB Chilcoot (MP63)
2. RCMP PB Chilcoot (MP63)
3. RCMP MacBrien (MP14)
4. RCMP St Roch
5. SS Imperial Welland
6. SS Imperial Welland

Corporal R.J. Harries, R.C.M. Police aviation section,standing in front of one of the Beechcraft Model 18 in the fleet, Rockcliffe, Ontario.
Date: July 1948
Source: LAC / National Film Board of Canada
Text and image credit: Canadian Virtual Military Museum

The RCMP established its Air Services Unit in 1937 In that year, four de Havilland Dragonfly biplanes with blue fuselages and yellow wings joined the force along with eight member-pilots, based at Downsview airport. The base moved a few months later to Moncton, N.B. and the Dragonflies were called in to the service of the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939, leaving the RCMP with a single Norseman aircraft.

Since then, RCMP Air Services operates more than 30 aircraft, maintains 19 Air Sections and employs 150 people nationwide. The airports in Moncton and Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador are currently the bases for RCMP aircraft in Atlantic Canada.

The Air Service was one of the early Canadian operators of the Noorduyn Norseman, when they added aircraft CF-MPI,to the RCMP Air Service in 1938.

Before closing out the '40s the Force would add the first of its fifteen Beavers to their fleet for patrolling across Canada's vast North.