The Life & Times of Lighthouse McNeil: An Adventure in the RCMP

Paperback | September 1, 2016

byGeorge Garrett

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Boxer. 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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Boxer. 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"...

George Garrett is a veteran of nearly 50 years in broadcast journalism. Garrett has won a number of awards, including lifetime achievement awards from the Radio & TV News Directors of Canada and from the Jack Webster Foundation in Vancouver. He was twice named Broadcast Performer of the Year by the B.C. Association of Broadcasters. Gar...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Your Nickel's Worth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927756650

ISBN - 13:9781927756652

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“Stirling McNeil’s life … was one of incredible breadth of activity and geography, and through it all there was a remarkable level of caring, humility, acceptance of others, loyalty, dedication to duty, good citizenship, good humour, and a truly remarkable level of ethical conduct.” —Supt. E.C. MacAulay (Rtd), BBA, MBA, LLB