ALEXANDRA FIORD   (1953 -1963)

(Most Northern R.C.M.P. Detachment.)  

Alexandra Fiord Detachment was opened by Supt. H.A. Larsen on Tuesday, August 18, 1953, who arrived at Alexandra Fiord, N.W.T. aboard the Icebreaker "D'Iberville" & was accompanied by Csts. Sargent, Johnson, Jones, Stiles & Special Constable Ningyoo. Supt Larsen was also accompanied by a civilian carpenter, Richard Dorney, to supervise the erection of the buildings. Supt. Larsen & Csts. Sargent & Johnson departed on the "D'Iberville" for Craig Harbour on August 26, 1953 while Mr. Dorney left by helicopter from the U.S.S. "Staten Island" at Midnight of September 06, 1953 leaving Csts. Jones, Stiles & S/Cst. Ningyoo to complete the Detachment buildings.  

Personnel who have served at Alexandra Fiord Detachment since it was established are as follows:  

 

# 14876, Cpl. E.E. Jones - August 18, 1953 to August 24, 1955.

# 15983, Cst. F.J.R. Stiles - August 18, 1953 to August 12, 1956.

# 16977, Cst. B.D. Sawyer - August 23, 1956 to August 21, 1957.

# 15689, Cst. A.B. McIntosh - August 10, 1956 to August 11, 1958.

# 18795, Cst. B.P. Sims - August 19, 1957 to August 19, 1960.

# 19103, Cst. J.A. Armstrong - August 10, 1958 to August 22, 1961.

# 19387, Cst. R.J. Siddle - August 18, 1960 to August 11, 1962.

# 19270, Cst. R.M. Coombs - August 21, 1961 to September 03, 1963.

# 21791, Cst. T.C. Smith - August 09, 1962 to February 17, 1963 & April 08, 1963 to May 12, 1963.  

 

Native Special Constables who have served at Alexandra Fiord Detachment since it was established are as follows:  

S/Cst. Ningyoo - August 18, 1953 to August 11, 1958.

S/Cst. Arreak - August 08, 1954 to August 13, 1959.

S/Cst. Kudloo - August 10, 1958 to August 13, 1959.

S/Cst. Joalamee - May 02, 1959 to September 03, 1963.

S/Cst. Panipukoochoo - August 13, 1959 to August 22, 1961.

S/Cst. Peeyameenee - August 21, 1961 to June 11, 1962.

S/Cst. Nowra - June 11, 1962 to September 03, 1963.  

 

Alexandra Fiord Detachment was closed by Cst. R.M. Coombs & Special Constables Joalamee & Nowra who departed on the C.C.G.S. "Labrador" on Tuesday, September 03, 1963.  

Deceased Members to date are: E.E. Jones, B.P. Sims, R.J. Siddle, Joalamee, Panipukoochoo & Ningyoo.  Only 3 members stayed 3 years at Alexandra Fiord: Csts. F.R.J. Stiles, B.P. Sims & J.A. Armstrong, 1 member stayed 4 years: S/Cst. Joalamee & 2 members stayed 5 years: S/Csts. Ningyoo & Arreak. 

                                                            (James A. Armstrong) # 19103