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Mounted Police display skill

NATANGA SMITH, [email protected]

Mounted Police display skill

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MEMBERS OF THE Royal Barbados Police Force were on the scene of a dazzling display of skills at their Tattoo at the Trents Playing Field last night.

The annual event, part of the Holetown Festival, had the crowd taking up every vantage spot to view from the Mounted Troops Musical Ride to the Drill Squad with a surprise 21-gun salute to the new recruits. Their lit baton display evoked oohs and aahs as each section showed off weeks of rehearsals.

One of the highlights was a simulated bank robbery with police units in full apprehend mode.

The bandits tried to hide in the crowd but were snitched on by the many children who kept screaming and identifying them to the police patrolling in marked trucks. On the programme were the Canine Unit and the Motorcycle Corps.

The night’s music was provided by the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, and, at the end, all the participants paraded to the nearby Holetown Police Station. (NS)