Officer Badges of Rank
Canada Gazette; 9 May 1903
General Order 49
The following changes in Dress Regulations are authorized:—
Introduction of a Service Uniform and
consequent changes in Officers' Dress
Badges of rank.
All branches of the service except highland kilted regiments.
Sleeves with round cuffs and 3-pointed flap, the flap edged with 1/2 inch chevron lace. Badges of rank, similar to those worn on the shoulder straps, but in worsted embroidery, will be worn on the flaps.
Rings of chevron lace and tracing braid will be worn round the cuff according to rank.
- Second lieutenant and lieutenant; One row of chevron lace.
- Captain-Two rows of chevron lace.
- Major-Three rows of chevron lace and two rows of tracing braid between them.
- Lieutenant Colonel-Three rows of chevron lace and four rows of tracing braid.
- Colonel four rows of chevron lace and five rows of tracing braid.
Highland kilted regiments.
Service jacket.—The jacket will he cut away in front to clear the top of the sporran. The sleeves will be gauntlet shape laced as described above the lace beginning at the top of the cuff. One bar of lace down the back seam. No flap. Embroidered badges of rank below the laces. The braid is to be worsted and not silk.
Rank badges of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Source: Their Glory Cannot Fade, a souvenir pamphlet
published by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Christmas, 1918.