CMP's motor cycle display regales audience

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Bathinda, Dec 14 (UNI) The sesquicentenary celebrations of the Central India Horse (CIH) continued for the second day today with an impressive display by the motor cycle team of the Corps of Military Police (CMP), popularly known as 'Shwet Ashw'.

The breathtaking show yesterday was witnessed by a large number of serving officers, junior commissioned officers and other ranks of the Regiment and nearly 400 ex-servicemen with their families. Also among the audience were 38 British nationals from Regiment's UK Association, who are here to participate in the three-day celebrations.

On the occasion, Chief Guest Lt Gen Pradeep Khanna, General Officer Commanding 21 Corps and Colonel of the Regiment felicitated the riders.

The motor cycle team of the CMP was raised in 1952 at Corps of Military Police Centre and School, Faizabad (UP). The team set a new Guinness World Record in 1999 by carrying 151 men on 11 motor cycles traversing a distance of 215 meters.

The CIH Regiment, which celebrates 150 years of it's Raising on 15 December this year, was born as a horsed cavalry unit at Agar and Guna in Madhya Pradesh. The Regiment has an illustrious history having fought overseas, in the Second Afghan War of 1879-80, and both World Wars in Egypt, Palestine, France, Italy and Greece. It has participated in all wars since independence. The Regiment has earned two theatre honours, 18 Battle Honours, 74 gallantry awards and 213 distinguished service awards.


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