The RCMP Veterans Association, Ottawa Division, marked the RCMP’s 150th anniversary in May 2023 with two events over the weekend of 27/28 May. First, there was a sold out Regimental Ball at the Delta hotel, with 500 members and guests in attendance. This was followed by a Memorial Service at the Beechwood Cemetery’s section for the RCMP on the Saturday.
The Memorial service began with a parade. The Pipe Band led a contingent of Veterans and a full turnout of the Musical Ride to the RCMP Memorial where the service was held. Our esteemed Bugler, Charles Armstrong, played the Last Post and Reveille and the Pipe Major, Graeme Ogilvie played the lament.
Wreaths were laid by representatives of several groups and a short service was held. After the parade was dismissed a small gathering for refreshments was held as a fitting end to a memorable morning.
Many thanks to Serge Gouin and Christine Hehle for the photos.