CANADA! Dufferin & Haldimand Rifles collection Lot 1

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 20, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

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

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