Superintendent Gilbert Sanders, 1903

Photo taken at Fort Calgary. Sanders was the only RNWMP officer known to wear a monacle, it is here hanging halfway down his chest; see Officers 1897. Here, he wears the blue forage cap with yellow cap band and embroidered badge. The cavalry patrol jacket is blue with black lace and braid. He has the blue breeches and brown boots. He has no medal ribbon on the jacket but he won the DSO for bravery in South Africa and later, as a Colonel, the CMG. He wrote a short history of the Mounties for the Cavalry Journal of January 1928.

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