DetailsBoxer. Pilot. Roughrider. Mountie. One man lived it all. As a young man, Constable McNeil spent his summers on the Mackenzie River and his winters crisscrossing Canada’s North on dogsled patrols for as many as 700 miles, earning $2 a day, plus “food, uniform, underwear and toothbrushes.” He was one of the first pilots in the RCMP “Air”Division.
In the Second World War, he flew with the RCAF, and rose to the rank of Wing Commander. In peacetime, he led the RCMP Musical Ride across North America to Hollywood and made friends of movie stars. A devoted family man and dedicated community leader, he made a difference in every posting—and left a lasting legacy.
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ISBN 9781927756652 Publication Date Sep 1, 2016 Author Garrett, George Illustrator No Pages 192 Size 5.50″ x 8.00″
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- A Must Read
I've just read the amazing account of the life of Supt. McNeil, "The Life & Times of Lighthouse McNeil", and commend the author for his thoroughly researched account of an outstanding Canadian. During my 28-year career in the RCMP, I didn't have the good fortune of meeting Supt. McNeil, something I truly regret. I think this book should be a "must read" for any young man or woman considering a career in the RCMP.
Supt. McNeil was an remarkable example of ethical conduct, professionalism, and he capably displayed the qualities all peace officers should strive toward.
- BW MacNeill, S/Sgt. Retired, (sadly, no relation)