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Up next we have some semi-official cloth patches from the different drug sections.

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Next we have two semi-official cloth badges of the RCMP Bomb Unit. These are not regulation items but are tolerated on unit baseball caps, parkas etc.

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Next up we have a patch for the RCMP Venturer programme. This is a Scout type programme for ages 14-17.

The next two patches are from K Division, which is the Alberta Division.

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Next up some different versions of the Marksman's Badge. These are awarded as a result of the proficiency level achieved in annual qualifications. For the pistol a score of 260/300 in needed to get the basic badge and a perfect score of 300/300 is needed for the crowned Distinguished Marksman badge. Simialr scores apply to the rifle as well.

Here is a selection of badges for pistol marksmen. The current version is an automatic pistol design, the earlier badges (pre 1996) are in the design of a revolver. Bullion badges are worn on the full dress uniform and wire thread or yellow cloth badges on the other orders of dress.

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Here are different versions of the badge for a rifle marksman. As before, bullion is for full dress.

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Here are some badges for the higher level qualification of Distinguished Marksman.

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Here is a scarce badge, it is the badge awarded to the highest scorer in the annual shooting competition.

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Paul,

I've been following your posts and this an amazing collection. I rarely see RCMP items for sale here in Canada. Looking forward to seeing more as it arrives.

Mervyn,

Re your mention of GRC on the RCMP badges. For those who are not aware it stands for Gendarmerie royale du Canada.

Regards,

Gordon

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Next we have some beautiful bullion blazer badges. First is the RCMP blazer badge. This is actually an issue item since it is worn in civilian clothes by members of the Musical Ride.

Next is the blazer badge for member's of the Veteran's Association.

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This is a beautiful framed bullion badge. The photo does not do it justice, the badge is over 5 inches wide so the whole thing is very impressive. I understand it was only made available to serving members of the RCMP or RCMP veterans so it is quite a scarce item. Apparently it cost them over $100 to buy it in the 1980s.

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Next we have a selection of rank badges. First up is a WWII era RCMP Warrant Officer 2nd Class rank badge.

Recent rank badges for a Corporal, both in yellow thread and in wire thread.

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Next up some Staff sergeant rank badges for different orders of dress.

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Next we have the obsolete rank of Staff Sergeant Major in bullion for full dress and thread for service dress.

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Now some ranks badges for a very scary person. This is the rank badge of the Corps Sergeant Major in bullion for the full dress uniform and in wire thread on red backing for the No 2 Blue Uniform.

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The ranks worn by Inspectors and above are different from those in UK since Inspector wears a crown, not a pip. The following are the slip on shoulder straps for wear in shirtsleeve order as follows.

Inspector

Superintendant

Chief Superintendant

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