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Motorcycle Drill Team

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History

The Vancouver Police Drill Team was established in 1954 by Sergeant "Cookie" Ryan and the members of the Traffic Section.

The team was originally trained by the late Mr. Trev Deeley, the only civilian to ever ride on the team because of his special constable status. He owned and operated a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership and a non-profit museum in Richmond, BC.

Displays during the 1950s and 1960s involved acrobatic riding and were a familiar sight at parades and stadium events. Today’s display has evolved into a series of high-speed manoeuvres that demonstrate the team's riding skills, as well as the machine's capabilities.

They perform in local parades, and venture as far as Calgary, Seattle and Penticton.

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