Major Cockburn VC, c1905

Major Cockburn won the VC in South Africa when he was serving in the Royal Canadian Dragoons. This photo gives us a better idea of the details of his tunic and pouchbelt. The tunic does not close up down the front very well, but we can see that the olivets are purely decorative. The silver shoulder cords have his badge of rank, a gold embroidered crown. The pouchbelt is silver laced with a train pattern that has a central stripe, also silver, and silver chains etc. He has aiguillettes on his right shoulder which are normally gold cord but are silver in this case. They show that he is ADC to the Governor General. For a full length view of the uniform see Officer in Full Dress 1897.

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