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  1. A few more. A Lieutenant's tunic for the Corps of Guides, ca. 1913 A Cavalry frock. Artillery frock Bandsman A Rifle regiment frock to a Quartermaster-Sergeant of the 20th Halton Rifles.
  2. The six points of the Star represents the provinces of Canada at the time of the Regiment's formation - 1872. This is the first time I had seen this badge so large as it was a common collar badge.
  3. Although I am mostly a headdress collector a couple of years ago I found myself leaning towards pre-1914 uniforms of the Canadian Militia. Here are a few of my favourites in the collection. First up, a Corporal of the 15th (Alberta) Light Horse, ca. 1907 15th (Alberta) Light Horse bandsman. 19th Light Horse officer's tunic 95th Rifles officer's tunic Canadian Engineer's Pattern 1896 frock. Governor-General's Foot Guards Pattern 1896 frock with buttons in pairs (a la Coldstream Guards, the Allied Regiment). Ca. 1903 Pattern 1896 frock for Infantry. 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada doublet for Other Ranks.
  4. It has been a while since I last posted and thought that I would share a recent acquisition. This cap, circa 1880, to a Colour-Sergeant of the Governor-General's Foot Guards - an Ottawa, Ontario based regiment, was found by a friend at an estate sale in Phoenix, Arizona. It was advertised as an "Eastern Star, Masonic Order Lad's Cap". It shows that rare items can show up anywhere. A corner of my basement. I couldn't resist adding the caption to the photo.
  5. It has been a while since I last posted and thought that I would share a recent acquisition. This cap, circa 1880, to a Colour-Sergeant of the Governor-General's Foot Guards - an Ottawa, Ontario based regiment, was found by a friend at an estate sale in Phoenix, Arizona. It was advertised as an "Eastern Star, Masonic Order Lad's Cap". It shows that rare items can show up anywhere.
  6. ​I can only suggest that this is Australian (where the tendency is to have things reversed - like toilet bowl flows and seasons). Below is a Canadian example which follows the prescribed rules.
  7. An article on Canadian Wolseleys. https://servicepub.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/regimental-identity-and-the-20th-century-khaki-helmet/
  8. A khaki Wolseley flashed to The RCR.
  9. A recent acquisition. Royal Canadian Artillery
  10. Andy, I have only ever seen one Wolseley with a removable pugaree. In this case to The Royal Canadian Regiment.
  11. Stuart, I missed your query about the Hawley helmet. As an economy measure the US Hawley fibre helmet was adopted (around 1938) for Other Ranks of the Canadian Army. Officers were still expected to acquire the Wolseley. Hawley established a plant in Canada and produced hundreds of thousands of these and they were issued throughout the Canadian Army (in Canada and not to the Active Service Force). Nonetheless, many officers also bought these on repayment from Stores. Below is a Hawley helmet flashed to the Toronto Regiment. The use of embellishments was strictly forbidden however.
  12. A crass, self-serving commercial plug for a recent book that I co-authored. Available from Service Publications at www.servicepub.com