His Excellency Ramon Hnatyshyn, then-Governor General of Canada, presented the RCMP Corps Ensign to then-Commissioner Norman Inkster in 1991. Commissioner Inkster then presented the Divisional ensigns to each province's Lieutenant Governor (except Ontario and Quebec) and the Territorial Commissioners.
Ensigns for Divisions and Branches not fixed to a certain province or territory were also unveiled.
RCMP Corps Ensign
The Corps Ensign includes the regimental colours of royal blue and yellow to form a canton on a field of deep scarlet. The centre of the canton contains a stylized image of the RCMP badge.
Divisional and branch ensigns
Each ensign contains a unique badge coloured Argent (silver) or Or (gold), or a combination of both. The badges are presented on the fly of the ensign.
"B" Division (Newfoundland and Labrador)
"C" Division (Quebec)
"D" Division (Manitoba)
"E" Division (British Columbia)
"F" Division (Saskatchewan)
"G" Division (Northwest Territories)
"H" Division (Nova Scotia)
"J" Division (New Brunswick)
"K" Division (Alberta)
"L" Division (Prince Edward Island)
"M" Division (Yukon Territory)
"O" Division (Ontario)
"V" Division (Nunavut)
"National" Division (National Capital Region)
Equitation Branch (Musical Ride)
Where is the ensign flown
The divisional or branch ensign may be flown at any RCMP location if there is a second flagpole. If there is a third flagpole, it may be flown with the national and respective provincial or territorial flag. It can't be flown with the flags of Ontario and Quebec.
The Corps Ensign may be displayed on a staff in the office of:
an officer of Assistant Commissioner rank or higher
Commanding Officers of Divisions
Officers Commanding of Sub-Divisions
It is also displayed at official RCMP events, such as National Police Week and Musical Ride performances, and at regimental functions (dinners and balls).
The Corps Ensign may be used at a Regimental Funeral to drape the altar for divine service. It may also be displayed on a staff at the church or chapel.