Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 2014
Maintiens Le Droit: Recognizing Service
A History of the RCMP Long Service Medal
For eighty years members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been recognized for their long and meritorious service with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service Medal. With its familiar royal blue and yellow ribbon, the Medal has been awarded to generations of Mounties back to some of the first members of the Force. This silver thread of history continues to link the modern RCMP to its distinguished heritage of protecting Canada and Canadians. The first major work written on the Medal provides a complete history of Canada’s “first” honour and its role in the creation of the Canadian honours system.