Other Ranks 1897


This group of constables in various orders of dress pose for a photo at Fort Macleod in the summer of 1897. The photo was published in March 1898 in Navy & Army Illustrated. The darker jackets are the scarlet serge tunics and the lighter ones are the rough duty patrol jackets which are brown. see Constable in Patrol Dress 1890. The horrible deerstalker type hats are worn by the men in patrols (although one wears a stetson) and their trousers match the brown hat and jacket. The men wearing scarlet serge wear pillbox caps, stetsons or the full dress white helmet. Two men, standing near the right have their pistol belts on with lanyards worn round the body.


Regimental Details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe