This site displays examples of historic uniform and kit that were worn by Members of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP),
the Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
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Shabraque (also: shabrack), a
saddlecloth placed under the saddle
on a horse. The RCMP horses
traditionally feature a black
shabraque with yellow trim. Pictured
on the left is the back corner of the
Other Ranks' shabrack, circa 1950,
with the current Queen's Crown over
the fused MP marque of The Force.
Officer's shabrack (right) with a double yellow
border and a gold wire embroidered badge of
The Force. The officer's sword is hanging down
behind him. The other ranks' shabrack (above)
features the fused MP marque.
UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Gendarmerie royale du Canada
Assorted Horse Brass
From a postcard image (right) taken at Niagara Falls, ON circa 1948.
A Mounted Member with a yellow shabraque with the fused MP marque.
Truncheon and bucket
for mounted crowd
Gauntlets (left) and gloves (right).
In 1966, recruit equitation was discontinued in the training of new members. Now the horse, the scarlet tunic and the lance of the Musical Ride
are among the last links with the Force’s early history.
The Riding crop, below, was once standard issue for all Members, now obsolete.
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Lance bucket (right and above).