• Short Summary

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride in Windsor - part of Royal Windsor Horse Show.

  • Description

    Windsor, Berkshire.

    Low angle M/S of the two men on horses. Men are wearing red uniforms with Royal insignia on. They start blowing fanfare. M/S of a line of four men blowing fanfare. C/U shot of the face of one of the men playing fanfare. This is Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Mounties are about to do their Musical Ride - tells the voiceover - the famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride.

    L/S of crowded audience. L/S of the buglers leading the 'Mounties' into arena. L/S of 'Mounties' lined up in 'fours'. Several shots of rows of 'Mounties' entering arena. C/U shot of the faces of elderly, upper class couple watching parade. L/S of the 'Mounties' starting their exercises. They are performing something known as 'wrist work' with their Lances - turning the Laces in various directions. Windsor castle is seen in the background. M/S of the audience. Cut back to L/S of the 'Mounties' still doing 'wrist work'. M/S of the 'Mounties' as they perform. L/S of the crowded audience.

    The 'Mounties' start their ride. They ride in two columns on each side of the arena. Then they ride towards each other, meet in the middle and return to their starting positions. L/S of the two columns of 'Mounties' riding towards each other. Two columns of 'Mounties' ride towards each other but this time pass each other and swap places. C/U of the face of a young girl in the audience.

    L/S of the 'Mounties' performing a figure called "Star". They from a cross and ride in circle holding the cross together. C/U shot of a little boy in the audience. Succession of shots of the 'Mounties' forming several figures called "The Double Shanghai Cross", "Maltese Cross" and "The Maze". During this exercise they display considerable skill and discipline. Shots of 'Mounties' performing were juxtaposed with shots of young boys watching, which highlights the voiceover's suggestion that "Many a youngster looks on and daydreams about the famous Redcoats..."

    Note: Mute and track neg for this story is missing.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:21:00 / 01:16:23:00
    CP 130

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