The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) Cap badge
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You are viewing an excellent Canadian Scottish Regiment cap badge. Made of white metal and slightly convex ("broomed") for comfort. Both original lugs are intact and in usable condition. Generally a nice clean field used example of a 70 year old badge. Went into action on June 6th 1944 - D-Day. (see the history section below)
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The 16th Battalion served in the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Canadian Division. Since its early beginnings, the battalion had a high standard of conduct on the battlefield and was commanded by outstanding leaders. One such was Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Currie who rose to command the Canadian Corps during the First World War. Four members of the 16th Battalion were awarded the Victoria Cross.
The Canadian Scottish were unusual in 1939 in having two battalions on the strength of the Canadian Militia. The 1st Battalion was mobilized for overseas service in 1940 and trained in Debert, Nova Scotia, until August 1941, from where it moved to the United Kingdom as part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. On 6 June 1944 C Company was in the first wave ashore in Normandy on Juno Beach, the rest of the battalion following in the second wave. The battalion proceeded to advance a total of six miles inland farther than any other assault brigade of the British Second Army that day. The regiment went on to earn 17 battle honours, including one for the liberation of Wagenborgen, a Dutch village; this last honour was not awarded until the 1990s.
The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) is actively involved in sending troops to various Canadian missions around the world. As of 2012, all members of the regiment who were serving on combat operations with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan have returned home. Members of The Canadian Scottish Regiment have also been involved in peacekeeping missions; notably in Egypt, Golan Heights, Cyprus, Croatia, Bosnia, and Sierra Leone.