About the Project

The Newfoundland Ranger Force provided policing and other services to outport communities in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1935 to 1950. After Confederation with Canada in 1949, the Ranger Force amalgamated with the RCMP and formally ceased to exist in 1950. In 1968, the Newfoundland Ranger Force Association was formed by some former Rangers with the purposes of uniting former members of the Force, perpetuating memory of deceased members, and compiling history of the Force. The Association was active until its last reunion in 2009, when its members decided not to meet again due to age and dwindling numbers. Since that time, there have been several works and projects related to the Ranger Force. This project is intended to complement those works and enable future work related to the Ranger Force.

This project aims to fulfil some of the roles previously held by the Association: uniting former members of the Force, and their descendants; perpetuating and adding to the history of the Force and its members; and improving accessibility to information on the Force.  It is envisioned that this project will continue indefinitely, acting as a centre of expertise by improving and updating information as newly found records become available and as family members contribute additional information.