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    Australian Imperial Forces two wound stripes; Devonshire Rgt two overseas chevrons; Royal Highlandrs of Canada good conduct chevron a wound stripe and signaler's proficiency badge. Could they be brothers? The first two men are wearing jodhpurs.

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    Officers silver and gilt plated Glengarry badge. Not maker marked but made by J.R.Gaunt.
    Top scrolls soldered on botton scrolls mounted by wires. This is the 1939 pattern that superseeded the 1935 modified pattern shown in my post no 191.
    Brooker ref 105-11-70.

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    5th Royal Scots of Canada, ORs die-struck gilding metal collar badge 1885-1906.
    Ref Brooker 105-12-28.

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    1st Bn Royal Highlanders of Canada Christmas 1942.
    During this time the Bn was stationed at Selsey Bill on coastal defence duties including protecting AA guns and radar stations.

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    Extra large cabinet photo by Query Freres of Montreal.
    Pte Murdo Ross 5th Rgt Royal Scots Canada circa 1900/03.

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    Thought I would piggyback on Ron's thread to show a photo of my latest uniform display.

    This is a Highlander of the 13th Battalion CEF. They were recruited largely from the pre-war militia regiment Royal Highlanders of Canada with a few men from the 78th Pictou Highlanders. Because of this origin, their uniform was very similar to the British Black Watch.

    The service dress jacket is British made with two darts under each collar, and the lining has a RACD acceptance stamp for Marylbone. It has Canadian General Service buttons. The upper shoulder contains the formation signs for the 1st Canadian Division (red rectangle), the blue for 3rd Brigade, and the circle for 13th Battalion. Two wound stripes are affixed to the lower sleeve. There is evidence that there were sewn on collar badges (unusual) but no evidence of shoulder titles.

    The kilt cover has a broad arrow mark with a 1915 stamp as does the P1908 web belt. I believe the highland shoes and spats to be original period items. The hose and flashes are more contemporary. The glengarry is contemporary but with a vintage 13th Bn badge. The uniform items are asynchronous timewise. The glengarry and spats-shoes-flashes would be late 1914 early 1915. However, the formation sign and wound stripes are 1916 or later by which time the uniform would have included tam o'shanter with red hackle (authorized from Nov 1916) and boots with short puttees.

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    Thank you postcard sent by D82008 Pte M McIntyre Canadian Black Watch.
    At the end of August 1941 the RHC moved from Aldershot to take up coastal defence duties in and around Hove.


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    CEF 42nd Bn.
    Copper looking gilding metal badge, originally silver plated see pic of reverse.
    Highly polished removing all plating and some details.


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    5th R.H.C. newly arrived in England.


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    1st Bn R.H.C. August 1940.
    Camp Aldershot, Kentville Nova Scotia.
    This photo from the collection of H B Jefferson N.S. who was the Atlantic Regional Censor of publications and radio during WW2.

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