Fort Garry Horse Officer's Beret

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    Fort Garry Horse Officer's Beret

    Post by RCA56 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:10 pm

    The Fort Garry Horse tank regiment was mobilized in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 3rd, 1939 after Britain's declaration of war on Germany.
    The regiment landed on Juno Beach in Normandy on 6 June 1944, as a part of the 2nd Canadian Armored Brigade, in support of the 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.

    The Fort Garry Horse continued to fight in north-west Europe until the end of the war.
    In addition to the Normandy landing, Battle Honours include the Battle for Caen, the Falaise Pocket, Fortress Boulogne, the Battle of the Scheldt, The Rhineland and the Battle of Groningen.


    Fort Garry Horse Officer’s Beret with Bullion Badge

    Private Purchase officer’s beret made by Dunn & Co. in Sheffield, England.
    A similar embroidered badge is on display in the Fort Garry Horse museum, while a beret by the same maker resides in the Canadian War Museum’s Airborne Beret Collection.



    Dunn & Co., Sheffield



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    Re: Fort Garry Horse Officer's Beret

    Post by RCA56 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:12 pm

    Troopers of The Fort Garry Horse at Aldershot, England, 27 November 1941




    B Squadron, Normandy, 5 July 1944




    Repairing the track of a Sherman Vc Firefly tank, Putte, Belgium, 6 October 1944




    A Sherman Vc Firefly tank of The Fort Garry Horse near the Beveland Canal, Netherlands, 29 October 1944


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    Re: Fort Garry Horse Officer's Beret

    Post by RCA56 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:14 pm

    Holten, Netherlands, 8 April 1945



    Infantrymen of The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, supported by a Sherman tank of The Fort Garry Horse, advancing south of Hatten, Germany, 22 April 1945



    A Mk I Bren team of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division watching tanks of the Fort Garry Horse passing near Munderloh, Germany, 29 April 1945


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