Latest Saskatchewan BD tunic to a D Day unit!

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    GCR817
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    Latest Saskatchewan BD tunic to a D Day unit!

    Post by GCR817 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:31 pm

    Another recent find to add to my Saskatchewan Battledress tunic. This one if to the 13th Field Regiment, RCA. The 13th was comprised of various Field Batteries which included the 44th Bty from Prince Albert, SK. This tunic is nicely named to and numbered with an L prefix denoting Sask. All the insignia is in canvas which is nice, too.

    The 13th Field Regt was part of the 3rd Div and fought through D Day. On 6 June 44, they fired their 105mm self-propelled guns from the landing crafts on their way into the beach. At war's end, the 13th served as part of the CAOF in Germany (note the CAOF patches on the tunic).

    I have no idea why someone wrote DF on each patch? Does anyone know what that might mean?

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    Re: Latest Saskatchewan BD tunic to a D Day unit!

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:03 pm

    Cool tunic! I contemplated picking that up when it was in the antique mall but I already have a nice 13 RCA tunic. I really like how the division insignia is made of a light weight material... very unique. I was wondering about the DF on the insignia as well.

    As a side note, please be careful when dealing with Richard and make sure you are getting what you pay for....

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    Re: Latest Saskatchewan BD tunic to a D Day unit!

    Post by GCR817 on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:19 pm

    Infanteer wrote:Cool tunic! I contemplated picking that up when it was in the antique mall but I already have a nice 13 RCA tunic. I really like how the division insignia is made of a light weight material... very unique. I was wondering about the DF on the insignia as well.

    As a side note, please be careful when dealing with Richard and make sure you are getting what you pay for....

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the advice but I am way ahead of you. I saw Chris today and he has the eagle to show you.

    Cheers,

    Geoff

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    Re: Latest Saskatchewan BD tunic to a D Day unit!

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:40 pm

    Uh oh, Frasers buddy Richard again. He's a hoot that guy.

    Looks like a good BD to me though. Congrats!


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    Re: Latest Saskatchewan BD tunic to a D Day unit!

    Post by Rob on Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:54 pm

    It's a very nice BD indeed.

    However, just to be pedantic, it is actually from 2nd/13th Field Regiment, which was mobilized in June 1945. Units of the CAOF were organized around a reconstituted 3rd Division setup, made up from men who either volunteered or had a low point score for demob, and men were posted from any unit thay may have been serving with. So really there is not necessarily a direct link with the 13th Field Regiment that served with 3rd Division.

    Rob


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