September 1967: Several months before unification comes into effect for the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Provost Corps (C Pro C) School, RCAF Police School, and the School of Military Intelligence amalgamate into the new Canadian Forces School of Intelligence and Security (CFSIS) at Camp Borden.
The MP 75 coffee table book is nearing completion, and should be ready for sale by November…just in time for Christmas!
Almost 1500 photos were obtained from sources such as Library and Archives Canada, the National Defence Image Library, the Canadian Provost Corps Association, and the Military Police Virtual Museum. Many other photos were donated by former and current members of the military police family. From this initial batch, we’ve narrowed our selections down to about 600 truly amazing photos that will tell a one-of-a-kind pictorial history of military police in Canada.
The book will be a glossy, high-quality photo book similar to something you might find for sale at Chapter’s; although we’re still working on it, we are estimating a final page count of between 150-200 pages.
The book is not yet ready and it’s too early to set a price; however, we intend to publish in multiple formats, including hard cover, soft cover, and e-books, so a variety of pricing options will be available. Once the book is ready, you’ll be able to order it directly from www.blurb.ca. This online bookstore is extremely easy to use, and will calculate shipping automatically.
For our Francophone readers, we will also be producing a French version of this book; however, it likely won’t be ready for sale until Spring 2015.
Keep watching for more announcements regarding this upcoming book in the next few weeks. In the meantime, we’ve included some low-resolution mock-ups of pages from the book. Although the pictures in these sample pages haven’t made the final cut, they’ll give you a good idea of what you can expect in the final product.
September 1940: The first Canadian Provost Corps (C Pro C) training depot was formed in Aldershot, U.K. Over a six-week period, transferees from other Canadian army corps were trained in motorcycle riding, military law, report writing, traffic control, map and compass, and police procedures.