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I recently acquired this complete, circa 1910, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, "Little Black Devils" tunic, complete with belt and trousers. Canadian militaria is a bit of a departure for me but I find this piece intriguing since I was born and raised in Winnipeg and like this connection to local history.

Markings show a faded stamp ......Workman Co. Mfr's, 1910, Montreal, Quebec on the trousers along with the soldier's name CH Hall and a unit # 211 perhaps.

The inside leather collar tab on the tunic shows W.E. Sanford Mfg, Hamilton Ontario, 1910-1911. Other markings are clearly shown on the inside of the tunic.

I would certainly appreciate any feedback or thoughts on this 100 + year old set. Cheers.

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Would you be willing to donate this to The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regimental Museum?

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Well - welcome to you both. A very complete uniform - apart from the hat - and I can see the attraction for the Museum.

Birkie will have to make his own mind-up - but, perhaps you could offer something in exchange ? Mervyn

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Hi Mervyn

I'd like to locate a hat to complete this set. However, I'm looking for some help on the appropriate headwear for this specific uniform. Any help or guidance on this search would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

birkie

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