The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), often known as the Mounties, are the federal and national police service of Canada, providing law enforcement at the federal level. The RCMP also provide provincial policing in eight of Canada's provinces (all except Ontario and Quebec) and local policing on a contract basis in the three territories (Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon) and more than 150 municipalities, 600 Indigenous communities and three international airports. The RCMP do not provide active provincial or municipal policing in Ontario or Quebec, but all members of the RCMP have jurisdiction as a peace officer in all provinces and territories of Canada. Despite the name, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are no longer an actual mounted police service, with horses only being used at ceremonial events.
CANADIAN TOY COLLECTORS SOCIETY 1994
The 16th annual Brooklin special sponsored by the C.T.C.S. was released at their Greatest Collectors Toy Show in October 1994 in Toronto. This model is a real beauty, actually a set, consisting of a 1952 Ford F1 Delivery Van (BRK42) in royal blue with blackwall tyres on red wheels and a matching single Horse Trailer (BRK62) in the same color scheme. The interior of the Ford F1, featuring a single seat, is done in light beige. The green Ontario license plates read "C.T.C.S. 94". This designation also appears on the baseplate, as well as the inscription "1 of 500". A simple chrome trailer hitch is attached below the rear bumper. Both the Ford Delivery Van and the trailer sport bold RCMP decals in red and gold, as well as the multi-color Royal Canadian Mounted Police herald and are authentic models of vehicles used by the R.C.M.P. for their Musical Ride show. Each C.T.C.S. Ford F1 and Horse Trailer Set is accompanied by a cardboard plaque in brown and gold bearing the C.T.C.S. logo and describing the Musical Ride. The presentation box is beautifully done in Brooklin blue with silver printing consisting of the R.C.M.P. herald and the designation "C.T.C.S. 1994". 500 sets were produced.
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
A charity raffle was held at the 25th Annual Greatest Collectors Toy Show, held in October 1994, benefiting children’s charities in Canada. First prize held a special interest to Brooklin collectors, as John and Jenny Hall generously donated a one-of-three 1952 Ford F1 Panel Delivery and Horse Trailer Set, finished in white and black and sporting the livery for the Ontario Provincial Police Mounted Division. Of the other two sets produced, one became part of the C.T.C.S. Brooklin Collection and the other remained in the Brooklin Models corporate archive.