The Seaforths BD is dated 1945 and is a size 10. All original badging including 3 year service chevrons and ribbon bar. A very nice "coming home" BD.
The Ld.SH BD shows a bit of wear, but is still my favourite of the two. This one also has 100% original badging and an original lanyard. It shows a configuration of badges as would have been worn from 1943 to early 1945 (Thanks Bill A!). It is not a typical "coming home" BD, as the Strathconas had switched over to different shoulder patches by the end of the war. The BD is a size 13 but the date cannot be made out. However, it has the metal clasps at the neck as opposed to the button closure under the collar - indicating it is 1943 or earlier. There is a partial last name visible inside the BD. I was able to check the nominal roll and turn up only 1 match, but without the full name or ID number it would be impossible to conclusively ID the BD to this soldier.
I dressed up one of my mannequins for a couple of pictures, using a couple of caps already in my collection. The caps did not come with the BD.
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