Two questions...July 24 2008 at 7:24 AM
|Bill A |
Response to Re: QOR
Rob, I am reading two questions in your posts.
1. When were QOR of C buttons, black, composite material, on issue?
The answer to this question is not easy, as there were around for some period of time. As Dave mentioned, the motto found on the button, helps in dating. The QOR of C button was issued in blackened brass and composite material, and was in service on dress uniforms and some service dress from before WW1 through post WW2. I believe (stand to be corrected) that they are still used on the QOR dress uniform today. (Not the CF DEU? Does the unit wear the rifles' buttons on DEU?)
2. The light infantry horn button in black composite material was issued to many different rifles' regiments. For example in the Canadian army alone, there was a light infantry button to the Victoria Rifles, Royal Rifles, Voltiguers, Brockville Rifles, plus others. Some of these were distiguished to the specific regiment by the additon of the regiments initials. Eg VRC was put on some of the black buttons to that regiment. Plus many British regiments used the black composite button.