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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Canada)

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Headquarters Ensign
[RCMP Headquarters flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 19 April 2009


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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

On May 24, 1991 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were granted a new Ensign and each division was granted a badge. The presentation ceremony took place at the RCMP Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan on June 2, 1991.

The Ensign is described as follows: An Ensign Gules bearing a canton Azure bordered on sinister and in base Or charged at the centre with a representation of the Badge of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police namely within a wreath of maple leaves a bison's head affronty Or ensigned by a representation of the Royal Crown; to be referred to hereafter as the Ensign of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Each division was granted a badge to be flown in the fly of the Ensign.

National Headquarters badge blazon: a coronet composed of maple leaves set alternately with horseshoes the points chief on a rim Or.
Chris Pinette, 14 February 2000


RCMP Divisions

The RCMP/GRC is divided into the following Divisions:

Chris Pinette, 30 May 1999

There is also a flag introduced in 2012 for RCMP Aboriginal Policing Services.

[RCMP Flag]
Source: Royal Canada Mounted Police

I found this on the Internet two years ago, on a "learning site" of the RCMP. I believe that this is the Colours of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Christophe T. Stevenson, 20 December 2004


Equitation Branch

[Equitation Branch, RCMP] image by Chris Pinette

Blazon of the Equitation Branch badge: A horse's head couped above two lances crossed in saltire flying pennons dexter and sinister all Or.
Chris Pinette,
14 February 2000


RCMP Academy

[RCMP Academy flag] image by Chris Pinette

Blazon of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy badge: Sabres crossed in saltire ensigned by a lamp of learning Argent.
Chris Pinette, 14 February 2000


A Division - National Capital Region

[RCMP A Division] image by Chris Pinette

Blazon of Division A (Ottawa, Ontario) badge: On an escutcheon Argent a sword Sable hilt and pommel Or in saltire a key ward outward and downward Azure surmounted by a maple leaf Gules.
Chris Pinette, 14 February 2000


Centennial Flags

[RCMP A Division] image located by Darrell Neuman, 11 November 2011

This is the centennial flag of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) which is a unique swallow-tail flag design.
Darrell Neuman, 11 November 2011

The red over white swallowtail is the pattern of the RCMP's lance pennon, probably much better known than the Mounties' divisional flags, since the lances are used in ceremonies like the famous Musical Ride.
Dean McGee, 13 November 2011