Forage Cap

Along with his barrack's coat, a soldier would be issued with an off-duty cap. The style tended to vary from Regiment to Regiment, and was officially changed rather frequently, however. Thus, the style of forage cap worn by the Royal Scots in Upper Canada is unclear. It is speculated, however, that it was a round, grey, knitted cap, similar to the 'pill-box' style of a later period. Just like the soldier's barrack's coat, this cap would be worn for fatigue and drill duties, as well as for off-duty hours or cleaning and repairing kit.