Mounted Rough Rider and Corporal, 1897

The mounted man has a spur badge indicating that he is a rough rider. He is in full dress which includes all his brown leather belts and gauntlets. There were no lancer regiments in the Canadian Army and it was common practice in British dragoon regiments to arm the front rank with lances so it appears that the RCD followed this practice. The NCO is in undress frock and pillbox cap.

Regimental Details | Uniforms


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