Collection Michael (NL)

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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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    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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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by mvdv84 on Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:40 pm

    I have made a few tweaks. And there are 2 ongoing projects. One is almost finished. A NNSH named set. BD, Kilt and head gear. He transferred from the QOR in '45 to join the NNSH pipes and drums.
    Still wanted: QOR and HLI of C BD.

    Apart from collecting, which means nothing if you don't care about the history, I've started a website about the fallen that lay buried at the Adegem Canadian War Cemetery. Be my guest: http://commonwealth-adegem.com


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    Re: Collection Michael (NL)

    Post by mvdv84 on Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:41 am

    On the left side my latest project. A named bd and kilt by Pte. Robert Vince LAFFERTY. He was with the Queen's Own Rifles but transferred to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in 1945. There he joined the B.H.Q. Pipe Band. He claims to be at Juno Beach on D-Day, but the records I was able to see show that he landed there on September 6, 1944. He discharged on July 16, 1946 to return into civil live. He died on April 18, 2014. I'm proud to have this set in my collection.




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