Musical Ride

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Gendarmerie royale du Canada Musical Ride
Active1873–present
CountryCanada
TypeDragoons
RoleFederal, National & Paramilitary Police Force
Size15 divisions
Garrison/HQRHQ—Ottawa
Nickname(s)The Mounties
Motto(s)Maintiens le droit (Defend the law)[1][2]
Battle honourssee Battle honours
Commanders
Current
commander
Brenda Lucki (Commissioner)
Honorary CommissionerHM The Queen
Honorary Deputy CommissionerThe Prince Edward[3]
Insignia
TartanRCMP
AbbreviationRCMP/GRC

The Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a formal event showcasing the equestrian skills performed by 32 cavalry who are regular members of the force. The event is held in Canada and worldwide to promote the RCMP. The first official ride was held in 1887 in Regina, District of Assiniboia, and was commanded by Inspector William George Matthews.

The Musical Ride was featured on the Canadian fifty-dollar bill of the Scenes of Canada banknote series produced from 1969 to 1979.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Canadian Mounted Police Archived 2008-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "New commissioner for RCMP must restore faith in the famed force". Archived from the original on 2012-08-23.
  3. ^ "Local News".

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