Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of a Flag
May 15, 2020
Vol. VII, p. 252

Flag of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Flag of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Flag of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Flag of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police


A guidon of two points Gules charged with the Badge of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as registered by the Chief Herald of Canada on the 10th day of June 2010, in base the Badge of the Canadian Provost Corps above a scroll Argent inscribed 1939-1945 in numerals Sable, in the flanks six scrolls Or inscribed in letters Sable to the dexter NORTH WEST CANADA 1885, FRANCE & FLANDERS 1918, SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-45 SECONDE GUERRE MONDIALE, and to the sinister SOUTH AFRICA 1900-2, SIBERIA 1918-19, and AFGHANISTAN 2003-14, and cantoned by four ovals fesswise Azure each within a wreath of maple leaves and charged with to the dexter chief the Royal Cypher of Her Majesty The Queen proper, to the sinister chief NWMP, to the dexter base RNWMP and to the sinister base GRC and RCMP Or;


The RCMP badge is the primary identifying symbol of the force. The battle honours indicate the military engagements in which the RCMP took part. The badge of Canadian Provost Corps of the Canadian Army, a military policing unit composed of members of the RCMP, represents its service during the Second World War. The Royal Cypher indicates that Her Majesty The Queen is Commissioner-in-Chief of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The other discs show the abbreviation for the force’s name at various times in its history: NWMP for the North West Mounted Police (1873-1904), RNWMP for the Royal North West Mounted Police (1904-1920), and GRC RCMP for the Gendarmerie royale canadien / Royal Canadian Mounted Police since 1920.



Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the letters patent was made on March 27, 2021 in Volume 155, page 1316 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters patent granting heraldic emblems to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Additional Information


Original concept of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.


Eva Pilar-Cass


Yolande Lessard

Recipient Type

Civil Institution
Federal Agency