Update—March 8 2013—the following characters have been named…
It’s no great secret the the cast & crew will soon be visiting Frontier Canada—and that being the case, we simply can’t visit without running into the North-West Mounted Police (founded in 1873 by Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald).
The uniform depicted is perhaps the most familar—but is a bit
inaccurate for our time period, the trim was different and they were issued helmets and a rather useless “forage” cap lacking a brim—both were quite unpopular.
They quickly & unofficially adopted the soft felt western hat, though quite unofficial, was commonly worn from the earliest days—that is the hat with which we are most familiar—and our Constables are so-equipped.
The following Mounties need to be named:
Constables (3) All are a bit of a caricature: square-jawed, cleffed-chinned, and relatively heroic-looking. One of them, Constable 3, is a little more so—he is our “Dudley Do-Right,” not the brightest brain—but always tries to do the right thing.
Leaders, one Corporal, two Sergeants—the first is the man in charge of the detachment; the second sergeant—looks an awful lot like one of our characters.
Please make a name suggestion for each and once we have several suggestions we will have a reader-vote to determine their official names.
Feel free to tell us a little about each Mountie—personality, quirks, interests, or whatever floats yer boat.
Thanks and have some fun with this!