RCMP Question

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Glen Haasdyk, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I'm trying to make a Royal Canadian Mounted Police figure for the layout (set in the late 50's). I have a preiser figure of a US highway patrolman that I'm thinking of using. (at least he has the hat!)

    It's unpainted and looks like the one 2nd from the right. Except that my figure has long sleeves. I'm only wondering if the standard uniform was the riding boots and breaches of were those just for dress uniforms? Does anyone have a picture of an RCMP officer in a rural setting during this time period?
  2. farmer ron

    farmer ron Member

    Had to wear the breaches and boots, long sleve tan shirt with blue tie, brown serge (not the red one) with a brown gun belt that had the shoulder strap, the gun belt had a flap that covered the gun. The hat is very similar to the one that is worn now. Will have to dig up a pic for you...Ron..
  3. Lightbender

    Lightbender Member

    Hello Glen,
    Go for the full dress red uniform. The RCMP are a unique police force and their dress uniform is their trade mark. Your plastic officer could always be on his way to an important function.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    A few years ago, the king of Romania (or the fellow that thinks he should be king) was touring Canada, and commented that he hadn't seen any RCMP officers, even though they were guarding his meetings. They were all in less conspicuous uniforms. Needless to say, from that point on there were always a couple of RCMP in full dress at the meetings.
  5. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Good point, Tony, and a valid one. Personally I haven't seen an RCMP officer for some time, as we have our own police force here in the city. But that is definitely only their dress uniform now, that much I know.

    (( in the 50's, though, I have no idea ))
  6. Alan B

    Alan B Member

    The RCMP constables only wear the red tunic for dress duties. Even in the 1950s, they wore a khaki shirt and tie, with blue trousers that had a yellow stripe. During the 1950s, the belt equipment would have been minimal, a hand gun and handcuffs. The RCMP even has a peaked cap that they wear in lieu of the campaign style hat. If you look in an old edition of the World Book Encyclopedia I think you can find some color photos taken in the 1950s of the RCMP.

  7. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

  8. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Thanks for all the help. I'm not going to build a dress uniform mountie, but am looking for the daily uniform.
    Will: I'll check that web site tomorrow. It'll probably help alot.
  9. petey

    petey Member

    RI in Edmonton, great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I checked the web site, still didn't find a decent picture. Anyone have what I'm looking for?

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