"RARE Identified D-Day Canadian 2nd Infantry Division Battle Dress Uniform / Jacket. See photos below. All insignia is original to this jacket, the original owner was an experienced serviceman. Below is an excerpt from his obituary from 1992. The jacket has Canadian 2nd Division insignia on each sleeve, cloth "Canada" titles, Tradesman group B (Rifle Company) badge, Sergeant rank, trained soldier badge, Marksman badge, motor transport badge, and 4 red service chevrons. The date on the jacket is faint, but it looks like "1943". All buttons present. Jacket has signs of wear, but no significant damage. Below is the text of the obituary. This jacket beloned to John E. Prentice, and was purchased from his family.
" "Durham Region News. October 28, 1992. John E. Prentice Jr. (1908-1992) Long in the memories of family and friends will live the legacy of John Etherald Prentice of Oshawa. Mr. Prentice was a lifelong resident of Oshawa, born to school instructors John Prentice Sr. and Emily Prentice. At age 18, John E. Prentice Jr. volunteered for national service, serving with distinction in World War Two in the Royal Regiment, receiving wounds and a decoration for bravery at Dunkirk. In 1932, John E. Prentice married Madeline Clark of Oshawa, their union bearing three children: Michael, Karl, and Joanne. Upon leaving the service in 1948, John E. Prentice owned and operated a plumbing repair business in Oshawa until his retirement in 1976. He is survived today by his three children and their descendants, his late wife Madeline Prentice passed away in 1988. Services will be held this Saturday, October 31st, at 10:00AM at St. George's Memorial Church. In lieu of flowers, the Prentice family asks that donations be made to the St. George's Youth Fund."