The Empire to Commonwealth Project

Royal Canadian Mounted Police




The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are the most well known Police Force of Canada, The British Empire and The Commonwealth today alongside the British 'Bobby'.  This small chapter shows the flags and badges used the RCMP today.

Ensigns  Badges Guidon

 This page is dedicated to all the RCMP across the world, and especially to my friend Glenvil Roberts.


Ensigns used by 'The Mounties'














 A Division,

Capital Region

 B Division,

St. John, Newfoundland

 C Division,


D Division,

 Winnipeg, Manitoba





 E Division,

Vancouver, British Columbia

 F Division,

Regina, Saskatchewan

 G Division,

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

 H Division,

Halifax, Nova Scotia





 J Division

Fredericton, New Brunswick

K Division,

Edmonton, Alberta 

 L Division,

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Is.

 M Division,

Whitehorse, Yukon





  O Division,

Toronto, Ontario

V Division,




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Badges worn on the caps of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police





 1873 - 1904

 1904 - 1920

 1920 - 1954

 1954 -

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Guidon (Regimental Colour)

 With thanks to SSM Doug Pack for all the information in this section.

 2nd Guidon

The RCMP have two Guidons - the First was presented to the Force in 1934 on behalf of HM King George V by the Earl of Bessborough, the Governor General of Canada. The Second and current Guidon was presented to us in 1973 by HM The Queen during her visit to “Depot” Division in July of that year. The first Guidon was removed from service after the new colour had been consecrated and presented by HM. It was laid up in the RCMP Chapel at "Depot" Division, Regina Saskatchewan, where it remains.

Please see this link for further details on the history.

The Ensigns are used for those occasions when parading the Guidon is inappropriate (as we follow time honoured tradition with respect to its use), or where the National Flag of Canada might not be the best choice for the event or ceremony. For example, during the Change of Command Parade for a Provincial RCMP Commander, there is a point where the Division Ensign is turned over the outgoing C.O., who passes it to the Commissioner (signifying command has been relinquished to the higher Office), who then passes it on to the incoming C.O.

This section is dedicated to the "E" Division of the RCMP in British Columbia, Canada