|NSW Mounted Police Unit farewelled as they leave for Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant|
|Written by ACM|
|Friday, 11 May 2012|
The NSW Mounted Police Unit is on its way to London to make final preparations for their performance at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
"They have already been privileged to have been involved in historical events such as the 1988 Bicentenary celebrations, the 2000 Olympics Torch Relay, and the 2005 and 2010 Sydney productions of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
"I could not be more proud to see our Mounted Police Unit take centre stage at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, especially during our 150th Anniversary year," Commissioner Scipione said.
The Mounted Police Unit will present a spectacular Australiana ride for the jubilee, choreographed with six traditional Aboriginal dancers, demonstrations by Maoris and Cook Island dancers to the music of the New Zealand Defence Force Band.
The unit will also have the privilege of riding the Queen's Household Cavalry for the display.
NSW Mounted Police Commander, Inspector Kirsten McFadden, said performing at the Diamond Jubilee will be a career highlight for her officers.
"The pageant will feature some of the world's best equestrian performers and we are delighted to be among them," Inspector McFadden said.
"We are fortunate to be recognised for our contribution within the NSW Police Force and our dedication to the community. A lot of training, preparation and hard work goes into being a member of the team, as well performing operational duties at major incidents and events.
"This is such a prestigious event and we are pleased to not only represent NSW Police Force and New South Wales, but also Australia.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we appreciate the support from our corporate sponsors Qantas, the Police Credit Union and R.M. Williams for their contributions to help us make this trip," Insp McFadden said.
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