Lot 1 of a specialized collection of cloth shoulder titles to the Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles. PLEASE NOTE! In this lot you are bidding on the item in the first scan only! The second scan is included to show the difference in the varieties I am currently offering for sale on eBay. Lot 1 is the extremely rare WWI 1st (Active) Battalion pattern with red lettering woven through green melton and black backing cloth. PLEASE NOTE the lower end of the 'point' of the green triangle is cut off, as worn. The regiment was formed in the December 1936 reorganization of the Canadian Militia when the Haldimand Rifles and the Dufferin Rifles of Canada amalgamated with 'C' Company 3rd Brigade CMGC to form Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada with Headquarters at Brantford. In WWII the regiment mobilized the 1st (Active) Battalion in March 1942 serving in the 17th Infantry Brigade, 7th Canadian (Home Defence) Division located at Sussex New Brunswick until this was disbanded December 1st 1943. This title dates from this period. In addition a cadre of NCOs helped to form the 13th Anti-Tank Battery RCA. In 1946 the regiment was converted to artillery as the 56th Light Anti-Aircraft (Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles) RCA with the following three batteries the 54th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery located at Brantford, the 69th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery at Simcoe, and the 169th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery at Paris. Effective October 1st 1954 the regiment was converted from Light Anti-Aircraft to Field Artillery. Please click on 'View sellers other auctions' above for other accurately described, quality material, you may bid with confidence all items are guaranteed genuine. For new bidders not familiar with my descriptions, all items that I sell are in original condition appropriate for their age, wear or damage is noted. All scans are of the actual item being offered for sale. Serious bidders may also request a larger, detailed scan. As far as possible we try to use recycled packaging materials to help minimize shipping costs. Mailing fee on this lot is $2, (US bidders $1) but please round up to the nearest $ for lots ending in .99 cents. (I hate the odd cents).
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