Authorization for Poppy to be Worn
King's Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Militia, 1917
Para. 1364.—The wearing of any unauthorized ornament or emblem, when in uniform, is forbidden, unless express permission has been granted. The wearing of a sprig of shamrock in the headdress by Irishmen of all ranks, on St. Patrick's Day, is authorized.
1922 — General Order 202
Canada Gazette, 16 December 1922
King's Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Militia, 1917, are amended as follows:—
Para. 1364—after the word "authorized" in line 5, delete the period and insert ", also the wearing of a poppy in the headdress on the anniversary of Armistice Day. If the poppy cannot for any reason be worn in the headdress, it may be worn on the jacket."
1924 — General Order 49
King's Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Militia, 1917—Amendments
Canada Gazette, 10 May 1924
King's Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Militia, 1917, are amended as under:—
Para. 1364 as amended by G.O. 202 of 1922, is cancelled and the following is substituted therefor:—
1364. No unauthorized ornament or emblem is to be worn in uniform, but special emblems may be carried on the headdress on anniversaries, provided authority has been obtained.
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and French soldiers serving in Units of the Canadian Militia may wear their respective National flowers in their headdress on the days specified below:—
- St. George's Day – English soldiers.
- St. Patrick's Day – Irish soldiers.
- St. Andrew's Day – Scottish soldiers.
- St. David's Day – Welsh soldiers.
- St. Jean Baptiste Day – French soldiers.
All ranks, when not on duty, are authorized to wear a poppy on the uniform headdress on the 11th November, being the anniversary of Armistice Day of the Great War.