Canadian Army Military Police
1914 - 1920

Officer's Uniforms


As Officers were required to purchase their own uniforms, a wide variety of greatcoats were worn. However, officers were expected to conform with unit dress instructions to ensure that the same pattern and quality of greatcoat was worn by all officers in the unit. Officer's greatcoats were similar in general design to those worn by Other Ranks, but were double breasted and were superior in quality and styling.

Officer's greatcoat, 1914. Depending on Unit Dress Instructions, either leather or brass buttons were permitted, in this case leather buttons are worn. All rank insignia was to be bronze.

Detail of the officer's greatcoat showing leather buttons on the cuffs and a slit in the side for the sword.

Detail of the shoulder showing the bronze rank insignia.

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