De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
in Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service

History

Seventeen Twin Otters obtained from 1970.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
C-FMPB 276   Feb 1970 based Yellowknife
C-FMPC 311   June 1971 based Regina
C-FMPF 312   June 1971 based Iqaluit
C-FMPH 319   July 1971 later C-FMPH, w/o 27 May 1989, Coleville Lake
C-FMPL 320   22 July 1971 based Whitehorse, YUK
C-FMPN 321   July 1971 based Edmonton
C-FMPW 828   Sept 1985 based Goose Bay
C-GMPJ 534   31 Mar 1977 based Prince Albert, Sask
C-GMPK 471   Mar 1976 based Thompson
C-GMPX 588   Aug 1978 based Winnipeg
C-GMPY 796 (798?)   Aug 1982 based Peace River, withdrawn circa 2000
C-GBBU 321   26 July 1971 based Edmonton, ALB. regn canx 12 Apr 1999
C-GBBY 796   16 July 1982 based Peace River, ALB. regn canx 12 Apr 1999
C-GCKB 312   20 July 1971 based Iqaluit, NWT. regn canx 25 July 2001
C-GJDE 471   23 Mar 1976 based Thompson, MAN. regn canx 19 July 2001
C-FBBA 276 C-FMPB 9 Feb 1970 based Yellowknife, NWT. regn canx 12 Apr 1999
C-FBBO 828 C-FMPW 24 Sept 1985 based Goose Bay, NWF. regn canx 26 Oct 1999
C-FBBV 311 C-FMPC 24 June 1971 based Regina, Sask. regn canx 11 Oct 2000
C-FBBW 588 C-GMPX 30 Nov 1978 based Winnipeg, MAN. regn canx 7 Nov 2001

Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • Canadian Aircraft since 1909 (Putnam) p.488-494

Other Sources

To be added.

Cessna 550 Citation II
in Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service

History

One Cessna Citation II obtained in 1987. Based at Edmonton. A second Citation II was acquired in 1995. The last aircraft was withdrawn in 2000.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
C-FMPP 550-0411 N200YM 25 Sept 1987 based Ottawa, ONT. regn canx 2000
C-GMPQ 550-0456   30 June 1995 based Montreal, regn canx 1999

Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • To be added

Other Sources

To be added.

Noorduyn Norseman
in Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service

History

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police operated the Norseman for search and rescue. It acquired its first Norseman, CF-MPE, to replace one of it’s Dragonflies in 1938. It was moved to the Arctic in 1939 and damaged that same year at Sioux Lookout, Ontario. It was de-registered and stored but due to war time needs it was rebuilt over the winter of 1943-44 and re-registered as CF-MPF. It was the only RCMP aircraft that wasn’t transferred to the RCAF during the war and was used for internal security missions including flying around Hudson’s Bay destroying civilian fuel caches fearing that German U-Boats or aircraft would use them. It was retired from service in May 1949, sold on the civilian market and used until 1967 when it was destroyed by fire in Ignace, Ontario.

A second Norseman, Mk V, CF-MPL, was purchased in February 1949 from Canadian Car and Foundry Co. Ltd. as part of the 1946 reactivation plans for the RCMP Air Division. It was delivered in a very dark blue with yellow trim scheme as shown below. It was traded into De Havilland in May 1959 for a new (single engine) Otter (CF-MPY).

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
CF-MPE 16   1938 Mk.IV/YC-64, w/o at Sioux Lookout 30 Oct 1939
CF-MPF 27 (sic)   1944 (Jul 40?) Mk.IV/YC-64, rebuild from remains of CF-MPE, sold May 1949 to Halls Air Service
CF-MPL N29-40   10 Feb 1949 Mk.V sold 20 May 1959 to Bradley Air Services

Pictures


Norseman Mk.V CF-MPL at Edmonton, Alberta, 1955-1959.
(photo, 1000 Aircraft Photos)

More Information

References

  • Canadian Aircraft since 1909 (Putnam) p.503

Other Sources

To be added.

Special Markings
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

This section describes and illustrates the various insignia used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police since its formation:


Main Marking

1937-1954?
Early RCMP aircraft were painted overall dark blue with a yellow cheat line along the fuselage. An early version of the RCMP regimental badge was usually painted on the fuselage side at a break in the cheat line. The service titles ‘RCMP Air Services’ appeared on the fin. In the early version of the regimental badge the side leaves arched-up and touched the crown, which was consequently much less prominent.




Main MarkingFin Flash

1954-present
A redesigned version of the official RCMP regimental badge was officially approved in 1954. The regimental badge is displayed on the fuselage sides of all helicopters and aircraft. Fixed wing aircraft also feature a fin marking which portrays a Mountie on a galloping horse in blue on a white fin, while helicopters normally carry it in white on a blue fin. Fixed-wing aircraft do not carry service titles. Helicopters carry ‘RCMP’ and ‘GRC’ titles either side of the regimental badge. Some helicopters also carry the marking ‘POLICE’.