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).
Images displayed on this site are held by various private collections.
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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.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Gendarmerie royale du Canada
Assorted Horse Brass
and Martingales
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 control.
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.
Lance bucket (right and above).