Officer in Full Dress c1930


The full dress taken on by Strathcona's in 1911 was a long way from the functional khaki uniform worn in the South Africa War. The gilt helmet with red and white plume is identical to that used by British heavy cavalry regiments. The scarlet tunic has a green collar and green piping down the front edge. The green cuffs, hidden by white gauntlets, have gold cord Austrian knots. The belts are green leather laced with gold. His breeches are blue with yellow stripe. The officer's boots are black hussar style, the men had black Strathcona boots. His medals are for World War 1.


Regimental Details | Uniforms




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by Stephen Luscombe