Sergeants, 1897

These two sergeants were part of the NWMP contingent sent to London to take part in the parade to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The choice of uniform was unusual in that it incorporated two items of undress, the scarlet serge and the stetson. This last item did not officially replace the white helmet in full dress until 1904. The pistol is worn on the left side. When the Sam Browne belt was adopted, the holster switched to the right. The stripes, worn on the right arm only are of yellow cloth on this jacket. The breeches are dark blue with yellow stripe and the boots are black.

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