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Badge worn by the Second (Special Service) Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment while serving in the South African War; 1899-1900.

Establishment, 2nd "Special Service" Battalion,
Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry

General Order 112, November 1899.

The following establishment for the 2nd "Special Service" Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry is approved:-

Ranks1899-1900
Lieutenant-Colonels1
Second in Command1
Major1
Captains 10
Lieutenants 24
Adjutants1
Quarter-Master1
Medical Officers2
Total Officers 41
  
Regimental Sergeant-Major1
Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant1
Staff Sergeants 8
Colour Sergeants8
Sergeants32
Total Sergeants of Regimental Staff and Sergeants 50
  
Corporals40
Drummers or Buglers 16
Privates 872
Total rank and file912
  
Total all ranks1019
  
Horses - Officer's7

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