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    edstorey
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    Post by edstorey on Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:34 am

    More of a find then a new acquisition as I found this pin when I was digging through a bag of badges.   The insignia in the bag was all was all post-WWII but this pin has me baffled.

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    Post by ypres on Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:14 am

    Ed,

    I believe these were worn as ID by civilians who worked in the camp. The space in the middle would have held an ID photo.

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    Post by Bill on Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:52 pm

    Ed, What is 42 COR CAMP?

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    Post by edstorey on Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:06 pm

    That is part of the mystery, I have no idea.

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    Post by ypres on Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:04 pm

    I think 42 COR stands for "42 Camp Ordnance Railhead"... this is one of the units that formed #2 Service Battalion in 1968..

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    42 Camp Ordnance Railhead

    Post by edstorey on Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:18 am

    That makes sense as the bag of badges that the pin is in came from a retired military fellow in Petawawa.

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    Post by Bill on Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:59 am

    Thanks Rick.

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    Post by barriefield-brian on Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:40 am

    Here is my two pins. Have never tried researching but they don't appear to be strictly for civilian use. Any idea on age?  Cheers Brian



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    Post by soldierapp66 on Thu May 07, 2015 6:32 am

    I believe 42 COR refers to 42 Central Ordnance Railhead. The "camp" is part of the title of what is now CFB Petawawa. 'Way back, all army bases were camps, so in this case the badge is from Camp Petawawa. The Ordnance Corps had numbered CORs all across the country. In Wainwright, where I spent time as a PMQ brat, it was 45 COR. I remember that because they had a killer baseball team and I used to root for them. <grin>

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    Post by mk1rceme on Fri May 08, 2015 1:37 pm

    One that I have...

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