The Leader Of The Pack











Troop up!

Two words to gather the 31 fresh-faced women into a military formation that Cheryl Joyce boomed time and time again at the RCMP Academy, “Depot” Division, after she became part of the first female troop to take residence in September 1974.

As the right marker and oldest member of the troop, the 29-year-old was responsible for overseeing Troop 17, including ensuring they marched together from class to class, maintaining discipline and harmony within the troop and providing almost-daily reports to the sergeant major who took a particular interest in the progress of the group.

“I would go to drop off the day’s attendance sheets and nearly every day I hear: “Joyce, get in here” shouted from his office,” she recalls. – READ MORE


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