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Canadian Mounted Rifles Depot Unit CEF 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade CEF

Prince Edward Island Light Horse

4th Canadian Mounted Rifle Regiment

16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse (note the references to parent units)

Fort Garry Horse

10 Canadian Mounted Rifles (collar)

Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards

6th Duke of Connaught Royal Canadian Hussars (Armoured Car) Collar

Scottish Horse Fife & Fofar

1st Tank Battalion hat badge

1st Tank Battalion facing collar pair

Ontario Regiment (Tank)

3 Rivers (Tank) Regiment

The Border Horse

The New Brunswick Dragoons

Ontario Regiment, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

17th Duke of York’s Royal Canadian Hussars DYRCH Second World War Canadian Army issue cap badge for the Calgary Regiment, this was a Tank or Armored regiment during the War.

Details of the Regiment were placed on active service on 01 September 1939 for local protective duties. The Regiment mobilized the 14th Army Tank Battalion (The Calgary Regiment (Tank)) on 11 February 1941. It embarked for the United Kingdom on 20 June 1941 as the junior tank battalion of 1st Army Tank Brigade. It was redesignated the 14th Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment (Tank)) on 15 May 1942. The Regiment took part in the raid on Dieppe on 19 August 1942 as the first unit of the Canadian Armour Corps to go into action. It landed in Sicily as a part of the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade in July 1943. The Regiment was redesignated the 14th Armoured Regiment (Calgary Regiment) on 26 August 1943. It landed in Italy on 03 September 1943 and moved to North-West Europe on 09 March 1945

WW2 Canadian cap badge for the Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment.  This unit served in Italy during the Second World War

The Overseas Battalion designated as such on 12 Jul 1944 had been previously designated 1st LAA Regiment and was organized on 1 Feb 1941. It was composed of the 35th, 89th and 109th Light Anti-Aircraft Batteries. The regiment arrived in Augusta, Sicily on 8 Nov 1943 and proceeded to Messina where it remained until Jan 1944. It arrived at Reggin, Italy on 8 Jan 1944 and was re-organized as infantry and was re-designated “The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment”. The regiment served at San Guistina, the Rubicone, and Savio Rivers. The regiment participated in operations at Ortona, crossed the Naviglio Canal and secured the next one, — the Munio. There they had a stiff encounter with the enemy’s powerful machine guns and artillery, resulting in many  casualties. As a component of the 12th Cdn Inf Bde, it participated in operations at San Guistina, the Ribicone and Savio Rivers. The regiment landed in France on 5 Mar 1945 and moved to Lozer, Belgium. It was re-designated 1st LAA Regiment and moved to Ostend, Belgium. In May of 1945 it moved into Holland. On VE Day the regiment was located in the area of Ede. Members of the regiment were returned to Canada later that summer. Total Battle Casualties during World War II were 530 of which 139 were fatal.


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