Topic: Canadian Militia
Militia General Orders
Headquarters, Ottawa, 29th April, 1892
GENERAL ORDERS (8)
Issue of Clothing
The following changes in the issue of clothing to Permanent Corps will take effect from the 1st May, 1892 .
1. Two serge jackets will be issued in the second year of the soldier's service instead of a tunic, and an alternate issue of one tunic and one serge jacket, or two serge jackets will be continued during the remainder of his service.
2. No special clothing or distinctive marks allowed for privates of the Infantry School employed as bandsmen.
3. Clothing will be issued on fixed dates twice a year as follows:
(a .) "Summer issue" to be made on the 1st April and taken into wear on the 1st May, consisting of—
- 1 serge jacket.
- 1 tunic or second serge jacket
- 1 pair summer trousers.
- 1 pair summer boots.
- 1 forage cap.
(b.) "Winter issue" to be made on the 1st September and taken into wear on the 1st October, consisting of—
- 1 pair cloth trousers.
- 1 winter cap.
- 1 pair winter boots.
The interval of one month is allowed to admit of the clothing being fitted, to the satisfaction of the officer commanding the Troop, Battery or Company, before being taken into wear.
4. Men who become entitled to new clothing in the period between the 1st May and 1st October, will receive the summer issue as soon as possible after the first named date . Those who become entitled to the issue between the 1st October, 1892, and the 1st May, 1893, will receive the winter issue for wear on the first named date, and the summer issue similarly on the latter date.
5 . Recruits joining during the course of a summer period will be given the complete summer issue. Those joining during the winter period w ill be given the summer issue (with the exception of summer trousers) in advance. Tunics will in no case be issued to recruits during the period of probation fixed by paragraph 23, Regulations for Permanent Corps .
6. Soldiers whose term of service expires within either of the above mentioned periods will not be issued in advance with new clothing in respect of their uncompleted term of service.