RNWMP Wolseley Helmet to Deputy Commissioner Henri Gagnon, OBE (1893-1947)
Henri Gagnon. (1893-1947) was born in the North-West Mounted Police barracks in Regina, the son of Superintendent Severe Gagnon and Emma Royal Gagnon. He was educated in Montreal, and joined the militia in 1911. He served overseas in the First World War as Commanding Officer with the 69th Battalion (French-Canadians). In 1919, just before his return to Canada, he married Helen Johnston in Gretn... read more
The Kenya Police Force 1920 - 53 cap badge
Offered here is a Kenya Police Force King's crown cap badge in white metal, a shoulder title and button probably dating from the 1940s.
From 1887 to 1902 policing was provided by the East Africa Trading Company in the region to protect British Interest. After 1902 the Kenya-Uganda Railway introduced their own police units. In 1906 the Police Ordinance was established to create... read more
NWMP Dress Sword Belt buckle 1876
Offered here is a NWMP Sword belt c.1876. Later patterns would be far more ornate, this pattern has two bullion stripes top and bottom on a brown leather belt. The two piece spoon buckle has an outer ring that reads "NW Mounted Police Canada" the locking half of the buckle having an attached badge of the shaggy buffalo head on an all gilt background. This buckle is numbered 16 on both parts. Th... read more
NWMP 1886 Full Dress Scarlet Uniform
We offer here an excellent opportunity to own the Officer's full dress 1886 pattern uniform of the NWMP in text book form. It meets all the criteria of the pattern authorized for the force with Victorian buttons dating it pre 1901. The tunic has no owners label or manufacturer tab, but is a privately tailored full dress tunic showing minor use.
The fine wool scarlet tunic has ... read more
1876 Officers' Bullion Cartouche Pouch and Brocade Shoulder Belt
Offered here is another very rare and desirable artifact of the NWMP, the Officer's Cartouche Pouch. This item is another customary piece of equipment worn by the Military, at first designed to carry ammunition, later a more decorative device. The Canadian Militia cavalry were reformed and dressed as Hussars in the 1860s into the early 1870s. As a para military mounted force the NWMP adopted... read more