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15 June 1940: The Canadian Provost Corps (C Pro C) is formed. 75 years later, it would be known as the Military Police Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Once, there was a sea monster which greatly troubled the Nootka, for it would wait at the mouth of the river for children to swim when it would catch and eat them. The Nootka did not know what to do for their children had to learn to swim if they were to catch Whale. So they asked Thunderbird and he told them to make belts of the whale skin and put it on a brave child. This child had then to swim out towards the sea monster and when he was swallowed, to shout “snake in belly” when the belt would kill the sea monster. “For” said Thunderbird, “I have turned the magic of the double-headed serpent into the skin of the whale and it shall turn the poison against the sea monster”. From that day on, the children of this child that slew the sea monster bore the crest of Thunderbird upon their canoes and his image shows where the shores are safe to the Nootka, to this day.
A Nootka Tale
(As published in The Thunderbird Journal, Winter 1984)
This silent video depicts the evolution of Canadian Military Police from 1940 to 2015.
The video was specially prepared for the 75th Anniversary of the Military Police Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces, and was played in the background of the 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner, which was held on 12 June 2015 at the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.
The video set an appropriate ambience of honour, respect, and nostalgia for all in attendance.
During Friday's 75th Anniversary Gala dinner, the 600 attendees were treated to a very special video greeting from General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) of the Canadian Armed Forces.
If you missed the dinner, hear what the CDS had to say about the history and importance of Canadian Military Police.
6 June 1944: D-Day, Normandy. Six sections from 4 Provost Company landed on Juno Beach.
The 75th Anniversary may be almost here, but Discipline by Example – 75 Years of Military Police in Canada will be available indefinitely. Effective June 1st, 100% of all proceeds from the sale of all printed and electronic versions of this book will go to the Military Police Fund for Blind Children.
You can order your copy by visiting www.blurb.ca
Due to an unexpected last-minute cancellation, there is now ONE TICKET available for the Gala Dinner next week.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately if you wish to purchase this single ticket. You must provide your name, rank (or rank at retirement), request either the chicken meal or vegetarian meal, and indicate any dietary restrictions.
Payment must be received ASAP.
First come, first served!
June 1946: Changes are made to the King’s Rules and Regulations to ensure the collective jurisdiction of all the service Policing groups over members of the Canadian Army, RCN, and RCAF. Before this change was made, Military Police from the three services faced a variety of complex jurisdictional restrictions when dealing with persons from outside their services.
For those of you traveling to Ottawa for Anniversary Week who are not planning on participating in the Golf Day event, The Pointsman Association has arranged a special photo opportunity you may wish to participate in.
At 11:30 a.m., Thursday, 11 June 2015, members of The Pointsman Association will be at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, along with two special guests for a photograph with the Pointsman Association flag. Afterwards, a group photo with all attendees will be taken.
If you are interested in being part of this unique photograph, please send an email to Rick de Gruyl, TPA Atlantic Rep, at email@example.com.
As this is not an official MP75 event, please direct all queries to Rick de Gruyl.