WWI CEF 22nd Batallion Cap Badge
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You are viewing a WWI 22nd Infantry Battalion cap badge. This one has the large "22" on the face. Made of brass, with both horizontal welded stem lugs original and intact. Nice polishing from a previous owner. It has been suggested that this is a WWII badge from which the plated overlay has been removed. This would be quite possible, except for the evidence of polishing on the crown. If the badge had its overlay removed, then I question why there is so much evidence of polishing on the crown. Did the previous owner not realize he had lost the overlay on the badge. I doubt this. The badge may not be WWI, but it is certainly not a damaged WWII badge as evidenced by the polishing.
A fine example of a field used badge from the proud "VanDoos" regiment from the province of Quebec. Formed in St. Jean, Quebec, this battalion sailed for England on May 20th, 1915. It was one of the larger battalions with 1133 enlisted ranks and officers. One of the first battalions to enter the frey, these fighting French Canadians, acquitted themselves admirably in Belgium and France, serving with the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division. A time when French Canadians still believed in the "Dominion", and had not been brainwashed into fighting the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, all over again, since the Rene Leveque days, and the rise of special treatment for Quebec, which attitude, by the way, is slowly destroying our country, here in the 21st century ...
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