Today we attended an awards ceremony. The RCMP have long service awards starting at 20 years. The big fella today got his for 40 years service:
The Royal Warrant says: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police long service medal may be awarded to any officer, non-commissioned officer, or constable who bears an irreproachable character and who has completed not less than 20 years of service with good conduct.
They had some 36 members and civilian members who received the awards. It was very nicely done, nice ceremony. They had refreshments afterwards, but by the time we got in there, it was like a horde of locusts had descended and devoured it all, except for a couple of dainties and crackers.
It’s a pretty big deal – the LG had some very nice remarks in his address. This is the big fella’s fifth awards ceremony. A nice morning.
ETA: the big fella thanks you all for your very kind comments and congratulations. For the record, he joined the RCMP when he was 19.