Staff Sergeant in Full Dress, 1886

This form of dress was introduced in 1882. The tunic is all scarlet with gold braid figuring on the sleeve and piping round the edges. His rank is shown as four inverted chevrons on the right sleeve only. The brown leather pouchbelt has the black binoculars case on the back with the 'NWMP' badge on it. see Pouchbelts. The white strap crossing from his right shoulder is his haversack which is folded neatly just below his waistbelt. His brown leather waistbelt supports a sword worn by senior NCOs and officers but not lower ranks. This illustration, by Richard Hook, shows the staff sergeant wearing a North West Canada medal for service in the 1885 Rebellion.

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