Gathering together items for a display

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    67Rally
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    Gathering together items for a display

    Post by 67Rally on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:27 pm

    Folks,

    I am in the process of culling together items to create a representative display of my GG grandfather's service in the CEF. I have his service records (which I acquired from the Canadian Archives) and I am just beginning. Since he wasn't a combat veteran and did only manage to earn a single medal (BWM) my arrangement will be a tad sparse. I did manage to obtain a pair of collar devices and a cap badge (forgive my terms if I am butchering the nomenclature) for his assigned unit.



    I have a veteran's organisation pin for the group he belonged to after the war to accompany these. I would like to add something in addition. I am not familiar with the Canadian uniforms, so I am at a loss for what else would display well. I have seen the arc-shaped shoulder devices ("Canada") that vary in either solid or a cutaway variety. I am hesitant to add either one as I don't know if his uniform would have been properly adorned with either variant.

    Any assistance you could render to the this American veteran who is clearly a fish out of water in your pond.

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    Post by Bill on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:35 pm

    Hi, Welcome to the Forum.
    There are some more badges that would be worn on the tunic. There should be a number, 231, and a CANADA nationality title, probably the solid type. (I have a couple of these spare if you need them.)

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    Re: Gathering together items for a display

    Post by 67Rally on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:37 pm

    Bill wrote:Hi, Welcome to the Forum.
    There are some more badges that would be worn on the tunic. There should be a number, 231, and a CANADA nationality title, probably the solid type. (I have a couple of these spare if you need them.)
    What is the 231 for?

    I won't be shy...any help (spares) I can get, I'll take!!!!

    Thank you much!!

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    Re: Gathering together items for a display

    Post by Bill on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:39 pm

    Sorry, my dyslexic fingers. Numbers 230. (Wore on the shoulder strap.)

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    Re: Gathering together items for a display

    Post by 67Rally on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:44 pm

    Bill wrote:Sorry, my dyslexic fingers. Numbers 230. (Wore on the shoulder strap.)
    Ok...thought that was the case...but I wasn't certain.

    I am betting that this is going to be a difficult task to locate one as it was challenging just to get the devices I currently have.

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    Re: Gathering together items for a display

    Post by Bill on Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:16 am

    Hi, please check your pm's.

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    Re: Gathering together items for a display

    Post by 67Rally on Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:25 am

    Bill...PM checked and responded to.Wink 

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