103rd Calgary Rifles Reg't large badge
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Above are the scans for this rare 103rd Calgary Rifles Militia Regiment cross belt badge. it is in near mint condition, all attachment devises present and in good order. A rare beauty!
The 103rd Regiment was raised in Calgary as a militia unit. The first commanding officer was Lieutenant-Colonel W.C.G. Armstrong. The regiment's 1st Battalion consisted of eight companies stationed in Calgary. At the outbreak of WWI the regiment served as a recruiting depot to raise battalions for the CEF), the first being the 10th battalion. The 103rd Regiment was reorganized into two regiments in 1920 (the Calgary Regiment and the Alberta regiment,each of which was reorganized into two regiments a few years later.One of the resulting four regiments (the North Alberta regiment was disbanded in the 1936 reorganization of the Militia, but three present-day regiments claim descent from the 103rd: the South Alberta light Horse,the Kings Own Calgary regiment and the Calgary Highlanders. Also in stock we have a matching set of collars.