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Officer and rifleman in Canadian winter dress, 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment of Foot, 1846

Caption: Officer and rifleman in Canadian winter dress, 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment of Foot, 1846

The British army found it necessary to issue special winter clothing for its troops in Canada almost from their first arrival in the colony. This illustration of the crack 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment of Foot shows some of the differences between the uniform of an officer (at centre) and a common soldier (at right). Despite the more elegant appearance of the officer, both men wear surprisingly similar outfits. (Parks Canada)