Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

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    jholl72
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    Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

    Post by jholl72 on Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:26 pm

    Hey guys,
    A great looking uniform, just needs the artillery collars to complete it. If anyone knows of any for sale, they are the embroidered type I am looking for, please let me know.
    Named to Capt. R. Stephenson Clarke.
    I love the gold embroidered insignia on these early full mess dress uniforms.
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    Re: Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

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    Re: Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

    Post by jholl72 on Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:29 pm

    I really like the look of these full mess dress uniforms, with their intricate embroidery designs in real gold bullion thread.
    I own three, all date to 1914 or earlier.

    This one is dated to 1914, it's named to an Officer who is unattached to the Indian army. He served with the Gurkha's and the Sikhs, both ethnic regiments with British(or in this case, Canadian) officers commanding.













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    Re: Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

    Post by jholl72 on Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:31 pm

    This one dates to around 1904-1908, it is the mess dress from the Royal Military College in Kingston Ontario.
    This fellow finished his education and joined the RCE's Reg force right out of school. He was involved in the construction of Camp Valcartier, where all of our WWI troops were trained. He went to Siberia in WWI and stayed in the RCE's until 1931 when he transferred to the reserves. Not quite as fancy as the other two, but it was his uniform before he graduated.
    I also have his RMC diploma from 1907 and his Foreign Service Pith helmet.














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    Re: Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

    Post by Bill on Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:28 am

    Nice tunics. Certainly was a different time.

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    Re: Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

    Post by Haplo on Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:39 am

    Very nice tunics Jeff.
    Were these worn in the field or just by ceremonies?

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    Re: Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

    Post by Rob on Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:12 pm

    Some very nice tunics, I especially like the artillery one. Only point I can't help myself from making is that none of them are "mess dress", they are all full dress tunics.

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    Re: Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

    Post by jholl72 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:20 pm

    Thanks guys! I really like the looks of them. They certainly stand out in a collection room and most people when they see them automatically think they are from the War of 1812.LOL!
    Rob, thanks for the correction in terminology...always open to that. I probably invented the term full mess dress.LOL!


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    671 Mr Philip L. D. Passy (RMC 1904-1907)

    Post by victoriaedwards on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:11 pm

    Hi,

    I'd like to profile Mr Philip Passy for e-veritas, the Royal Military Colleges Club alumni journal. I compiled a little info on him. I suspect that the RMC Museum's curator, Ross Mckenzie would love to see the dress uniform and can flesh out the profile.

    E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003)

    Cadet # 671 Mr. Philip L. D. Passy (RMC 1904-1907) attended Trinity College School. He was a student at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston from 1904-1907. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1907/8. Major Passy was an engineer in charge of the Valcartier Camp and served in Siberia during WWI. Inl 1931, he transferred the RCE to the reserves. He is deceased.

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    Re: Pattern 1902 Royal Artillery Full Mess Dress Uniform

    Post by jholl72 on Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:03 pm

    Hello,
    I would love to help you out if you want to profile Passy. I have his entire service file and other documents that were on file at the Archives in London. I had corresponded with Ross he was eager to see what crowns were on the buttons. He did mention he would look into getting some more information about Passy and get back to me, unfortunately I never did hear back from him.
    I do have Passy's original Diploma from RMC as well as some other original paperwork and his foreign service pith helmet and travel tin with Passy's name on it.
    Drop me a PM and let me know what you are looking for and we can sort something out.


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