Collection Michael (NL)

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    LSR
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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by LSR on Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:39 pm

    What does the red strip on the algonquin bd mean?
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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by Bill on Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:02 pm

    Brigade HQ bar.
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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by mvdv84 on Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:48 am

    LSR wrote:What does the red strip on the algonquin bd mean?

    2nd Brigade
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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by Bill on Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:37 am

    No, 2 CIB was in 1 Canadian Infantry Division. In 4 Canadian Armoured Division, it was 4 Canadian Armoured Brigade and 10 Canadian Infantry Bde. The senior brigade in a division wore the green bar, while the second or in the case of an armoured division junior brigade wore a red bar. (Perhaps this is what you mean by 2nd Brigade?)
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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by mvdv84 on Sat May 27, 2017 10:13 am

    Thanks Bill.

    And I have a question. I'm looking for someone that makes quality Canadian WW2 replica dog tags.
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    Post by edstorey on Sat May 27, 2017 1:02 pm

    Commonwealth forces wear ID Disks - Americans wear dog tags.
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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by mvdv84 on Sat May 27, 2017 3:34 pm

    edstorey wrote:Commonwealth forces wear ID Disks - Americans wear dog tags.
    I'm aware of that.
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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by mvdv84 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:30 pm

    This is my latest add to the collection. It's likely that this soldier served in the surrounding area of my living place.
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    BD Uniform

    Post by edstorey on Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:26 pm

    Interesting ribband bar combination on that Occupation Force BD, no CVSM but both an Italian and a France-Germany Star...?
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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by mvdv84 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:52 am

    edstorey wrote:Interesting ribband bar combination on that Occupation Force BD, no CVSM but both an Italian and a France-Germany Star...?

    Yes it is. Could it be he was first with a regiment of the 1st or 5th Inf. Div. and later transferred to the SDG?
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    Post by edstorey on Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:43 pm

    Is the BD named?
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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by mvdv84 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:56 pm

    edstorey wrote:Is the BD named?
    I have a name from the dealer, but it's not written in the jacket. Did already my research, but it seems his records are destroyed.
    Sgt. JC Merpaw c458336
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    Service Records

    Post by edstorey on Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:26 pm

    I don't think service records get destroyed. Without a name which is physically attached to the uniform, ie written in it, you a potentially chasing a wrong lead.

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