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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetKbrtdge Herald Third Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, June 21, 1973 Pages 25 RCMP centennial salute Photo feature by THE CANADIAN PRESS Artillery detachment The NWMP's artillery detachment with its two nine-pounder guns was part of the force that established Fort Macleod in 1 874, the most westerly point of constitu- tional authority on the March West. The muzzle-loaded guns could fire a shell a dis- tance of yards. Each gun had a crew of eight men. ATo dogs now Not many years ago when the RCMP went on patrol it was with a dogsled. Today, the police of the North sets out by car or snowmobile for the RCMP aircraft at a nearby landing strip and takes off for his patrol. On guard Gun drill Standing at the alert with guns drawn, rookie constables go through training at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police col iege in Regina. The force celebrated its 100th anniversary of service in May this year. An RCMP constable poses outside Parliament Peace Tower in Ottawa, dressed in traditional scarlet tunic Arctic pioneer i RCMP boat St. SMILETHE ALMOST HKE LABATTS BLUE SMILES ALONG WITH YOU ;