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WW2 Canadian 12th Manitoba Dragoons / 18th (Manitoba) Reconnaissance Battalion / Armoured Car Brass Cap Badge - Maker marked Scully Montreal
A brass cap badge with sharp detail, great design, two original copper loops and maker marked Scully Montreal to the reverse. Some slight verdigris and wear to loops otherwise in very good condition.
During the Second World War the Regiment mobilized the 18th (Manitoba) Reconnaissance Battalion, CAC, CASF, for active service on 10 May 1941. It was redesignated the 18th (Manitoba) Armoured Car Regiment, CAC, CASF, on 26 January 1942; the 18th Armoured Car Regiment (12th Manitoba Dragoons), CAC, CASF, on 16 December 1942; and 18th Armoured Car Regiment (12th Manitoba Dragoons), RCAC, CASF on 2 August 1945. It embarked for the Great Britain on 19 August 1942. On 8 and 9 July 1944 it landed in Normandy, France as a unit attached directly to II Canadian Corps, where it fought in North-West Europe until the end of the war. This cap badge was worn by the Reconnaissance Battalion and the Armoured Car Regiment.
There was quite a battle for a change in cap badge design, which failed, and which can be followed at the following URL:
Code: 60369Price: 32.00 GBP
Canadian Militia - 37th ( Haldimand) Battalion of Rifles Collar Badge - Scully
A die struck white metal collar badge with two original loops to the reverse. Maker marked W. Scully Montreal. In very good condition. Circa 3.2cm tall. King's crown.
The 114th Battalion (Brock's Rangers) was the continuation of the 37th Battalion for the Great War as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. After the war, the 114th was demobilised and the 37th re-activated. It was later merged with the 38th Battalion (Dufferin Rifles) of Brantford.
Code: 59539Price: 22.00 GBP
WW1 CEF - 147th ( Grey ) Battalion Canada Expeditionary Force Bronzed Shoulder Title
In excellent condition with two original lugs to the reverse and stamped Tiptaft (indicating made in Britain as this was a Birmingham based firm).
The 147th (Grey) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, raised by the 31st Grey Regiment. Based in Owen Sound, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in Grey County. It departed to Camp Niagara 19 May 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel G.F. MacFarland, where it trained until 4 July when it moved to the brand new Camp Borden. The 147th left Camp Borden on 5 October for embarkation overseas, sailing on the sister ship to RMS Titanic, RMS Olympic, arriving at Liverpool, England on 20 November. After sailing to England in November 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 8th Reserve Battalion on 1 January 1917. The 147th (Grey) Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. G. F. McFarland.
Of note, the 147th's Private Thomas William Holmes, VC, of Owen Sound won the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Passchendaele on 26 October 1917, while serving with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Tommy Holmes became Canada's youngest winner of the VC and the Owen Sound Armoury is named in his memory. Each year on Remembrance Day, a firing party from The Grey and Simcoe Foresters, which perpetuates the 147th, fires a volley over his grave at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound.
Code: 58886Price: 40.00 GBP
WW1 Canada - Brass Shoulder Title
In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Some twisting to lugs otherwise in very good condition.
Code: 58772Price: 8.00 GBP
WW1 Seaforth Highlanders / CANADA Bronze Metal Shoulder Title - Tabs - O.B. Allan
A scarce title with two sets of original tabs to the reverse and maker marked O.B. Allan. In very good condition.
Babin No E72 refers.
Code: 58760Price: 40.00 GBP
WW1 87th ( Montreal ) Battalion CEF - GV Pattern Grenadier Guards of Canada Brass Cap Badge
A good die struck example with two original loops to the reverse. The cypher is the interleaved variety as worn during the reign of King George V. Circa 4.5cm tall.
The policy had been to not send CEF battalions overseas with their Militia titles; for the Canadian Grenadiers, especial authority was sought from His Excellency The Governor-General, HRH The Duke of Connaught who as a British Grenadier authorised additionally the wearing of Grenadier Guards' badges.
NFLD Newfoundland Regiment Large Brass Shoulder Title
Brass shoulder title with two original 2 loops to reverse. Some surface scratches to brass otherwise in very good condition.
WW2 Canadian Women ' s Army Corps ( C.W.A.C.) Officer' s Bi-Metal Cap Badge
A bi-metal officer' s cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Raised for wartime service only. In very good condition.
Code: 58509Price: 18.00 GBP
WW2 Canadian Women ' s Army Corps ( C.W.A.C.) Set of Insignia Cap, Collar and Shoulder Titles
A gilding metal cap badge, a left facing brass collar badge and a matched pair of brass shoulder titles, all with correct and original loops to the reverse. Raised for wartime service only.
WW1 Canadian Royal Horse Artillery Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt & Sons, London
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery - A very scarce badge with George V's cypher, slider (slightly flattened) maker marked with crescent stamp JR Gaunt & Sons, London. In good condition, a strong stiff badge.
Mazeas No MS11 refers.
Code: 58329Price: 45.00 GBP
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