RCMP INSIGNIA    Page 2B  More Patches

The previous page had some patches.



Since I have so many photos to show you, I needed another page for the patches.

BELOW -- several photos -- some Appointment/specialty Badges:


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ABOVE - 2 variations for comparison.  The one at Left is seen in Don Klancher's book as figure 14-63 on page 347 and the one at Right is seen as figure 14-69 on page 349.

ABOVE - the red Instructor badge

ABOVE - Top Row - these are prototype badges, circa 1966.  All are pictured on page 355 of Don Klancher's book and mentioned on page 321.  The one at far Left has orange in the pennons instead of red.

Bottom Row - the 2 at Left are old and may be among the first used; the one at far Left uses yellow cloth for the lances and the one next to it is the bullion style. 

Bottom Row - the 2 at Right are much more recent examples of the current badge, with the one at third from Left being made of bullion.

ABOVE - 2 more Drill Instructor badges.

ABOVE -- First Aid Instructor, First Aid Examiner, Medic




ABOVE - other versions of the ERT badge





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ABOVE - Drummer


ABOVE - Left - Tactical Troop, also known as Tactical Operations, Tac Ops and Public Order.  Right - Underwater Recovery.  The ones on the Bottom are official issue.  The ones on the Top are privately purchased if desired.



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ABOVE -- Instructor lapel pin



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ABOVE -- RCMP Air Division items.  Top item is actually an enamel pin for pilots and I believe is worn on the mess dress.  The bottom 2 are the oldies, seen without the added letters GRC which became mandatory around 1974.  The top item is among the first group of 25 made, and is verified by the fact that it has 3 pins instead of 2, and has distinctive markings on the back.



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ABOVE - believed to be the rank badge for RCMP petty officers of the Marine Section in the 1930s.



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ABOVE -- RCMP Marine Section.  The 2 on TOP have King's Crowns. 



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ABOVE -- 2 more RCMP Marine patches




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ABOVE -- old Marine Unit Officer's cap badge, possibly from the 1930s;


note it has a King's Crown.



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ABOVE -- LEFT & CENTER -- Chief Petty Officer; the one at LEFT has a King's Crown and is believed to be from the 1930s.



The one at RIGHT in red is for a Petty Officer - again - believed to be from the 1930s.



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ABOVE -- the 3 small tabs are older and the letters are stitched onto the cloth, and stand out, giving it a 3-dimensional appearance.  The 3 tabs on the Right are current and the letters are flush with the cloth itself, just as on the shoulder flashes.   A distinction that only collectors care about.



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ABOVE -- RCMP Student brassard.



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ABOVE -- the patch at top Right has the word Security misspelled in French.


This was corrected in the next version, shown at top Left.  I think these


are used in Surrey, British Columbia.



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ABOVE -- I think these were unofficial, but even still,


heard they have been used in the past.



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ABOVE -- 50th anniversary patch



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ABOVE - very old patch with King's Crown; its exact use is unknown





BELOW -- RCMP Marksmanship badges.  Those with a crown indicate a perfect score. 







ABOVE - note the King's Crown - the oldest marksmanship badge pictured.




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ABOVE - Marksmanship badge for the High Score at the annual rifle competition; described on page 269 of Don Klancher's book and pictured on page 276.




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ABOVE -- all of these were found with RCMP paperwork dating these to 1960 -


including the crossed revolvers on the black square.



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ABOVE - - for the RCMP Musical Ride centennial.



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ABOVE -- Edmonton Integrated Intelligence Unit; not really an RCMP item but the RCMP works with the unit.


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ABOVE -- Scout-related RCMP emblems.



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ABOVE -- I think the RCMP Venturer and RCMP Rovers programs are similar to Scout programs in the U.S.  The Stetsons program is similar to Police Explorer programs.  BELOW -- one of the SPURS program patches.



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ABOVE -- novelty RCMP patch for a 1988 operation.



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ABOVE - large back patch and smaller front patch from a jacket; the gray strips are highly reflective



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ABOVE - from the vest carrier; the one with just the word POLICE is the back patch



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