WW2 Royal Rifles of Canada Sterling sweetheart pin.


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A very clean WW2 Royal Rifles of Canada Sterling sweetheart pin. Enameling is excellent, no cracks or missing pieces. Made of silver and hallmarked "Sterling". Cross pin and clasp are intact and functional. 

The unit was formed in 1862 as the 8th Battalion and renamed the 9th Battalion in 1900. It was re-formed alongside the Les Voltigeurs de Québec in 1920. The Royal Rifles of Canada fought gallantly in the brief Battle of Hong Kong in December 1941. The survivors surrendered on December 25 1941 and spent the rest of the war in captivity. It was disbanded after World War II. This is a rare and beautiful keepsake from that, now retired regiment. 


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Sweetheart badges and pins were often given to a female loved one, by their soldier lover, son (usually), or father. They could have been supplied, for a cost, by the quartermaster or by a private organization, such as Birks. Most were simply converted uniform devises from the regiment, and were available in the tuck shops. Many, if not all of the battalions and regiments had this type of inspirational badge. As the war wore on, many of the givers were lost, and did not return. Consequently, these items became very cherished by their recipients. Therefore they are generally called sweethearts?  
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