The Royal Winnipeg Rifles shoulder titles - help needed

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    The Royal Winnipeg Rifles shoulder titles - help needed

    Post by goat on Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:28 am

    I am trying to add a pair of these cloth shoulder titles to my collection, but I am uncertain how the wartime examples are different from the post-war items I see offered for sale around the web etc. Can someone tutor me on what to look for? Was the difference really that dramatic?

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    Re: The Royal Winnipeg Rifles shoulder titles - help needed

    Post by 48th on Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:02 am

    Hi Rob,

    There is a some information available regarding this on the web and Bill A. Forth coming book will in my opinion be regarded as the bible on the subject, maybe he will add more to my response later. But u can give you a brief out line in the interim.
    This is a quick overview on Canadian flashes in general. Depending on what era of WWII you are going for Printed/canvas titles are always WWII era, starch/glue back are late war 1945 time frame, slip-ons are early war but worn mostly in Canada, mid war British made examples some times reffered to as Aldershot weave are my favorites (but more expensive) the Canadian made examples are a little harder to tell but the backing material usually tells the story. Stay away from shinny threat and black backing that covers the back.

    From my experience a lot of the of the ones you see on EBay for example are post war.

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    Re: The Royal Winnipeg Rifles shoulder titles - help needed

    Post by Bill on Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:15 am

    Back in black, not dark rifle green. (The title should be on a black field not dark rifle green.) The RWR had difficulties acquiring the proper colour of printed titles (See the odd medium green titles which were made and not accepted by the Regiment.) They were wearing melton titles at the time of D-Day and the proper black printed titles became available later. To completely confuse the question, very late in the war the dark green melton became available, but were only issued in limited numbers.

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