This site displays examples 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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Tunics & Headdress
Appproved headdress for Constables: turban, Stetson, and female kepi (obsolete).
In 1990 (left),
RCMP Sergeant Baltej Singh Dhillon
was the first Member permitted to wear a Sikh turban with his
Review Order uniform.
The Ceremonial Full Dress
Review Order uniform of
Supt. George TIMKO
(Reg #18798 / O.928; died Ottawa, 2010), including scarlet
serge tunic with sword belt, LSGC medal ribbon, officer's
forage cap, and black congress boots with box spurs.
Queen's Crown Sword belt (above)
Sword Hangers (sides)
Cloth forage caps (male, left and female kepi, right) - obsolete
The cloth forage caps were introduced in the early 1970s and were universally disliked by
the Members who worked diligently at misplacing their caps until HQ relented and they
were eventually recalled.
Chauffeur's forage cap
(Transport Division) - obsolete
The introduction of the turban
to the RCMP uniform was a
divisive issue that polarized
segments of the Canadian
population. On the left is an
example of a popular lapel pin
opposing the turban as a threat
to national heritage.
Male Constable's forage cap
Female Constable's kepi - obsolete
Standard Constable's forage
cap with orange rain cap
D/Comm and Commissioner's forage cap
Winter fur hat
Female Winter fur hat (obsolete)
Provost Company beret
Provost Company field service cap
"KEEP THE RCMP
In 1990 the contentious issue of allowing a turban to be worn with the
RCMP uniform was concluded by the Solicitor General, Pierre Cadieux.
Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, entrenched in the Canadian
Constitution, had prevailed. Dhillon could wear his turban as a Member of
the RCMP, establishing a precedent of great symbolic power. Some who
could not accept the ruling started to sport the lapel pins shown here.
UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Gendarmerie royale du Canada
1930's Inspector's forage cap
Junior Officer's forage cap
(Inspector and Superintendent)
Senior Officer's forage cap
(C/Supt and A/Comm)
Public Order black Raven
helmet with visor
BUCO 1601 riot helmet,
blue and gold with visor
military Bush Cap
EU CIVPOL beret
UN CIVPOL beret
with metal badge
Public Order black "Raven" helmet with visor, seen in use by Members (above).
Scarlet Serge tunic,
service stars, crossed
revolvers and crossed
rifles; metal collar
badges and shoulder
Duty shirt with tactical vest complete with holster,
and holders for ammunition, flashlight, etc.
Senior NCOs blue tunic with Sam Browne belt,
metal collar badges and shoulder titles, Staff
Sergeant chevrons, riding crop and forage cap
with KC cap badge.
Officer's formal Mess Dress uniform (left) and Constable's Review Order red serge tunic (right).
Fatigue tunic, circa. 1950.
Heavy canvas material with brass KC buttons.
Stable/fatigue tunic, c. 1948. Heavy khaki with brass KC buttons.
Duck fatigue blouse, battle dress pattern, circa 1957
(Peerless Garments Ltd). Worn by Members of the the
Marine Division, Members of the Air Division, and
Members appointed as Dog Masters. These were also
worn as stable fatigues by Regular Members.
RNWMP Field Service jacket circa 1917.
Khaki duck with brass RNWMP buttons.
Neck collar with rank pip - equivalent to Major (right).
View of the Austrian knot (middle); the sleeve lace above the cuff on each arm of the tunic.
Victorian Officer's tunic,
front and back,
NWMP circa 1885.
Depot fatigue jacket, issued to
cadets. ACKO Ltd, khaki. Circa 1960.
Battle dress duty jacket worn by Marine and
Air Division members and Dog Masters.
Scott-Lasalle Ltd, brown. Circa 1967.
Bike blouse, zip front, with
velcro pockets worn by
Members on the Bike Squad.
Reverse view of the bike blouse with
reflective POLICE insignia.
Search and Rescue team
Officer's Mess Dress - male and female officers. From the Dress Regs:
No. 1. Blue field service cap; mess jacket; mess waistcoat; white formal
shirt; gold cuff links and studs; blue overalls; congress boots; box spurs;
white kid gloves; miniature medals and decorations; cape if appropriate.
NWMP Sergeant's tunic (above)- a reproduction made for the 1973 March West re-enactment for The Force's Centenanial celebrations. The tunic appears orange as it
has been sun bleached in the areas that were open to the elements during the ride re-enactment.
Side view (left) of the NWMP
tunic with Sergeant's chevrons.
Below the reverse view of the
RCMP Veteran's Association berets
Right, a scarlet serge tunic circa 1910 attributed to the
RNWMP. Tunic is made of wool serge and is lined inside. Collar,
front, and skirts are edged with with gilt piping. Brass buttons
are CANADA General Service pattern.
ERT Helmet with radio
Soft caps, FIS and DogMasters
Approved duty wear,
Commissioned Officer's Review Order Sword Belt
King's Crown Sword belt (above)
Stetsons were made in England
by Christys' Hats c.1958
Marine Division sailor's cap (left) and officer's forage cap (right).
Canadian Expeditionary Force
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Original NWMP officer's sword belt and buckle (circa 1880)
RCMP non-commissioned member's Undress belt (circa 2010)
Approved duty wear,
Reg # 27851 Staff Sgt Major D.R. Tipple
An offficer's Mess Dress jacket c. 1930, with a King's
Crown collar badge, gold braid edging to the placket.
(Female) The Member may wear Mess Order No. 1 with
overalls or with long blue skirt, hosiery and pumps.
Decorations and medals are won in miniature on the left
Inspector Baltej Singh Dhillon
is now a 30+ year veteran of the RCMP.