Re: Sashes pt two
- --- In WarOf1812@y..., "Andrew Bateman" <abateman@f...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----sashes for
> 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
> > their strength rather than that silk strands are easier to removefrom
> > wounds than cotton or wool.because of the
> I've heard that officers sometimes chose to wear silk shirts
> wound thing but I'm not sure if it was a consideration in choosingthe
> material for the sash - they probably used silk for the richerappearance.
> I also understand that the word "sergeant" derives from the sergethat their
> sashes of rank were made from in the early days.the
> BTW, Sergeant Majors in the Army Cadets still wear red sashes over
> shoulder but during my time in the service I never saw any realsoldiers
> wearing them unless some of them still wear them with theirregiment's
> ceremonial uniform.Actually the modern Canadian Infantry senior NCO and Warrant officer
> Andrew Bateman, 1/41st
does wear his sash for regimental parades, when the dress is S1 or as
the order of the day dictates from the RSM.
RSM 1 BNAR / Capt 56 FD RCA