The CMPA is please to announce a major new feature to our website. For the first time, all surviving issues of Thunderbird Journal have been digitized in PDF format and are available for your online enjoyment in both English and French versions.
Originally published from 1982 until 1997, Thunderbird Journal was the official Security Branch magazine. It provided MP with Branch and CMPA news, Canadian case law and policing developments, and opinion pieces, as well as “SITREPs” from MP units across the country and around the world.
You can review these old magazines by clicking here, or by visiting the “media” tab in the menu.
Although they are very much a product of their time, leafing through these old magazines presents a fascinating glimpse into the early days of the MP Branch.
Today in MP History
10 July 1943
No. 1 Provost Company lands west of Cape Passero, Italy, as part of the Allied invasion of Sicily. Over a 6-week long period, MP would move the Canadian Division almost 600 km, conduct traffic control & route signing, deal with accidents & Prisoners of War, while under constant danger from artillery and land mines.
Photo: Library & Archives Canada
Photo by Ian Muttoo. Licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0