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Original Canada Pre-WWII Royal Canadian Artillery Officer’s No. 1 Ceremonial Dress Uniform Set - Colonel E.G. Maynew

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Original Items: Only One Set Available. The uniforms of the Canadian Armed Forces are the official dress worn by members of Canada's military while on duty.

Prior to the unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, the uniforms of the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) were similar to their counterparts in the forces of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries, save for national identifiers and some regimental accouterments. With the unification of the Canadian Forces in 1968, all service branches began to wear Canadian Forces rifle green uniforms. Distinctive Environmental Uniforms (DEUs) for the various branches of the Canadian Forces was introduced in the late 1980s, and are generally similar to their pre-unification uniforms.

Many of the units and batteries of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery are older than the Dominion of Canada itself. The first artillery company in Canada was formed in the province of Canada (New France) in 1750.

Volunteer Canadian artillery batteries existed before 1855 but their history is mostly unknown. Seven batteries of artillery were formed after the passage of the Militia Act of 1855 which allowed Canada to retain a paid military force of 5,000 men. One of the pre-1855 volunteer batteries formed in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1793 was called the “Loyal Company of Artillery” and exists today as the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA.

The uniform set consists of the following:
- Scarlet Tunic: The tunic is in wonderful condition but unfortunately the medals were added for display purposes and belonged to enlisted personnel. The collar devices are correct and for the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. The buttons are both present as are the collar clasps.

- Trousers: Wonderful condition and still in serviceable condition! The suspenders are still completely attached and all clasps/zippers appear to be present and in working order.

- Pillbox Cap: The cap is a later addition to the grouping and was produced by William Scully of Montreal. The cap is for the Royal Military College of Canada. There are markings on the inside and the size is stated as being a Medium.

- White Dress Gloves: Minor staining and age toning, no markings present.

- Canadian Officer’s Maroon Waste Sash: Incredible, almost unused condition belt. All pieces appear to be visible and the belt itself is still able to be adjusted and worn properly.

This is a lovely grouping and comes more than ready for further research and display.

Approximate Measurements
Collar to shoulder: 10.5”
Shoulder to sleeve: 25.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 18”
Chest width: 21”
Waist width: 19”
Hip width: 19”
Front length: 25"

Waist: 17"
Inseam: 29"

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