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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