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Glengarry526 Apr 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

Hello, I'm just finishing my the Queens Own Rifles for the Battle of Ridgeway and I was wondering about a few things. There are depictions of Canadian militia riflemen in both "hooks and eyes" and buttoned coats. Was one a fatigue jacket? What colour was the greatcoat? Canteens? I'm using Perry British Intervention force figures who have rolled blankets/greatcoats and some have this curious arrangement. They have rolled blankets/greatcoats across the body but as well there is a rolled something on the back that appears to be wrapped around the blanket roll/greatcoat secured with two straps. What are these? I assume one is the greatcoat and the other a blanket but which is which? What colours are they? I know the QOR may not have worn these items but I do have to paint them something!

Memento Mori26 Apr 2018 11:27 p.m. PST

Try the QOR museum site for imformation and pictures


The 1885 Uniform was similar a black blanket roll is seen clearly


These re-enactors feature a large napsack attached to their uniforms again coloured black


Memento Mori27 Apr 2018 2:41 p.m. PST

Just an aside – if you did not know already "QOR" stands for
Queen's Own Rifles. A second meaning often used by the rest of the Toronto Garrison is "Quickest Ou of Ridgeway"

Glengarry527 Apr 2018 11:42 p.m. PST

… and the 13th Hamilton Light Infantry were know as the The Scarlet Runners! :)

spontoon12 May 2018 10:05 a.m. PST

In 1866 the QOR was still more of a collection of independant companies; including a Highland company; than a regiment. WHile they all seem to ahve been in Rifle green, there were mixed facings, different jackets and doublets; different headgear.

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