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Re: Sashes pt two

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  • Kevin Lightfoot
    ... sashes for ... from ... because of the ... the ... appearance. ... that their ... the ... soldiers ... regiment s ... Actually the modern Canadian Infantry
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 4, 2001
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      --- In WarOf1812@y..., "Andrew Bateman" <abateman@f...> wrote:
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "John-Paul Johnson"
      >
      > >... This article has things that don't jibe with
      > > what I've heard around the hobby - like silk was chosen for
      sashes for
      > > their strength rather than that silk strands are easier to remove
      from
      > > wounds than cotton or wool.
      >
      > I've heard that officers sometimes chose to wear silk shirts
      because of the
      > wound thing but I'm not sure if it was a consideration in choosing
      the
      > material for the sash - they probably used silk for the richer
      appearance.
      > I also understand that the word "sergeant" derives from the serge
      that their
      > sashes of rank were made from in the early days.
      >
      > BTW, Sergeant Majors in the Army Cadets still wear red sashes over
      the
      > shoulder but during my time in the service I never saw any real
      soldiers
      > wearing them unless some of them still wear them with their
      regiment's
      > ceremonial uniform.
      >
      > Andrew Bateman, 1/41st

      Actually the modern Canadian Infantry senior NCO and Warrant officer
      does wear his sash for regimental parades, when the dress is S1 or as
      the order of the day dictates from the RSM.

      Kevin Lightfoot
      RSM 1 BNAR / Capt 56 FD RCA
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