The Royal Canadian Mounted Police: 1873-1987/David Ross, Robin May, Richard Hook. Osprey Men at Arms Series 197. Softcover. First edition 1988. Out of print. Condition: Very good. ISBN 085045834X
The North West Mounted Police was established in 1873, to provide a ‘well-equipped force of 100 to 150 men, one-third to be mounted’ for the purpose of policing the north west territories. By the late 1980s, this force, now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), had grown to 18,000 members, with a budget of more than $1 billion. Illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and full colour plates, this book outlines the origins and evolution of the RCMP, detailing its formation, tasks, uniforms and insignia.