Constable in Full Dress, 1879

This uniform was worn with little change from 1876 to 1903. The scarlet full dress tunic was of good quality and piped with yellow braid. The white helmet was made of cork and covered in white cloth with a brass spike on top and brass chin-chain. No badge was worn. The white strap on his chest is the haversack which was rolled up neatly on parades but carried food in marching order. The California saddle with Texas rigging distinguished the Mounties from their British cavalry counterparts. It will be noted that although he looks like a British dragoon, he carries no sword. His armaments are the same as Constable in Scarlet Serge. The background shows Fort Walsh.

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