Canadian Signalling Corps Dress Regulations Submission 1905

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No. 61/05 Kingston March 16 1905
From Inspector of Signalling To Secretary Militia Council
        Kingston       Headquarters

Dress Regulations
Canadian Signalling Corps
I have the honour to submit for the consideration of the Honourable the Minister in Militia Council the attached dress regulations for the Canadian Signalling Corps
I beg to urge that if approved the regulation be promulgated as soon as possible
I have the honour to be
Your Obedient Servant
Bruce Carruthers Major
Inspector of Signalling

Badge Canadian Signalling Corps proposal 1905.jpg

Head Dress. White Helmet, (universal patter [sic], Canada). Puggaree of French Grey muslin in six folds;plain brown leather chin strap.
Tunic. Fine drab serge,with collar and cuffs of corps facings. The collar ornamented with 1/2 inch service drab braid along the top;collar badge of crossed flags;the cuffs pointed with 1/2 inch drab braid. Eight buttons in front. The skirt closed behind, edged with white French Grey cloth on closing seam, with three pointed slash at each side, a button at each point. The front, collar and slashes edged with white French Grey cloth,   inch wide. Shoulder straps of corps facings, edged with white French. A small button at top.
Facings. French Grey.
Buttons. Canadian Militia.
Trousers. Fine drab serge,with welt of corps facings cloth inch wide down each seam.
Pantaloons. Drab cord.
Sash. Crimson silk net backed with leather,without plaits,width 2 inches,fastened with a four bar buckle fitted with horizontal overlapping loops.To be worn round the waist,the tassels over the left hip,to hang 4 inches below the tunic.
Boots and Spurs. Black Wellington,with steel box spurs.
Sword, Scabbard. Infantry pattern.
Sword Slings. Brown leather.
Sword Knot. Brown leather.
Sword Belt. Web,worn beneath tunic.
Great Coat. As described in G.O.49,para.16, 1903.
Jacket. Service pattern (General Order 49,para.4,April1903) Drab, with French Grey edging on shoulder straps.
Trousers. Service pattern.
Breeches. Drab cord, service pattern.
Leggings. Brown leather. Stohwasser pattern.
Boots. Brown leather.
Spurs. Jack, steel.
Belt. Sam Browne.
Scabbard. Brown leather.
Cap. Staff or Naval patter,with French Grey welts around crown and upper edge of band,with badge of crossed flags in front. In hot weather the cap to be worn with a havelock, and in cold weather with a double or folding band, to pull down.
Mess Jacket. As for Infantry with roll collar and regimental facings.
Mess Waistcoat. French Grey cloth, open in front, no collar.
Collars and Neckties. Collars, linen, with black neckties.
Bruce Carruthers Major
Inspector of Signalling


30th March, 5.


With regard to the uniform for Officers of Signalling Corps:-

This question was taken up at a meeting of the Military Members of the Militia Council. The unanamous opinion of the Committee was that the uniform to be worn by Officers and men should be similar in pattern to that worn by Infantry Officers and men, with the distinctive collar and shoulder badges of the Corps.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant
Q. M. G.


Library and Archives Canada. RG 24. Volume 6597. File 1961-9.