Uniforms of the 1910 Trip to England

Interested how the Enlisted men of the Regiment looked during the trip to England in 1910? Well we have the answer for you!

1910 Prior to the departure of the QOR contingent to England Sir Henry Pellatt outfitted the Regiment in a Khaki wool uniform. The construction of this tunic had a stiff rifle green collar, seven small silver buttons that had a blacken tinge to them, two on the upper pockets yet none on the bottom slack pockets and rifle green epaulettes that have brass/silver QOR title. The use of normal QOR rank with Black Braid on Red was not used but the regular White braid on Khaki was as well as the standard QOR collar dogs on the collar. 1905 model Khaki high waisted pants were worn with Puttees wrapped around the calf and ankles. At this time Oliver Pattern Webbing was used as well the Canadian made Ross Rifle 1905 model and bayonet. This was in use by the Regiment up until the out break of world war one which saw the uniforms used until Valcartier and replaced before shipping to England with the 3rd Battalion CEF.

England 1910
England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910

The headdress of the time was the new model 1905 Khaki Service dress peaked cap . The overall construction of the cap is made out of a Khaki Wool including the peak. As with Rifle Regiment tradition a Wool Green band was added around the upper part of the base of the headdress. The Regimental Cap Badge would be fixed centre of the Peaked cap.

England 1910
England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910
QOR England 1910

Any additional information or correction please send to museum@qormuseum.org

Cheers,

MCpl Graham Humphrey

2 thoughts on “Uniforms of the 1910 Trip to England”

  1. Would the band have worn trhe same uniforms?

    My GGrandfather George Timpson was the bandmaster. My Grandfather Robert Timpson was a band member playing the trumpet.

    Thanks
    Bob

    1. Hello, I just saw your question and yes the band wore the same uniforms. There is a Bandmaster J.G. Timson listed on the nominal role of those who were on the trip to England in 1910. There are pictures of him on a number of photos, he has a Lyre at the bottom of both his sleeves and is wearing a Sam Brown leather belt on his chest. We also have a Bandmaster E Timpson on a photo of the Staff Sergeants in 1904. There would have only been one Bandmaster at the time so despite the differences (errors?) in the initials it is more than likely your G Grandfather.
      here’s the links:
      1904 Staff Sgt's
      02262A Rushmoor Camp, Aldershot 1910
      https://flic.kr/s/aHskjXT8ej
      if the links don’t work go through the main page of the website, the link to our Flickr site is on the right hand side.

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