WW2 Canadian Blanket

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    zak9990
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    WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by zak9990 on Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:00 pm

    Hello all, Does anyone have an opinion on this blanket and embroidered Chaudière shoulder Patch?
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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by 37patt on Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:07 pm

    All of my WW2 blankets have a single black centre stripe running top to bottom and the "C Broad Arrow" mark is in black as well. this mark is printed onto the blanket material.
    Most of them are somewhere central and adjacent to the stripe, but I do have at least one where the "C^" is on one corner.

    Is there the possibility yours is from the First War?

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by 48th on Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:25 pm

    The example in my collection also has a black stripe and a black C broad arrow off to a corner.

    Yours looks interesting.

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by ypres on Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:39 pm

    I believe its a WWI Blanket.  Titles look English made to me.

    Ypres

    Check out the Service Publication article on the titles ... yours are identified as private purchase (Officers?)

    https://servicepub.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/shoulder-titles-of-le-regiment-de-la-chaudiere-1939-45/

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:03 pm

    yes the last one I saw with the red C arrow I was told was WW1, very nice I must add

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by pylon1357 on Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:09 am

    For what it is worth, I don't like that blanket. I am not an expert on these by a long shot, but I don't like the colour of the stripes or the shape of the C/l\ .

    I am hoping to be corrected by someone who has a clue.


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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by ypres on Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:15 pm

    This is good blanket WWI Vintage.

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by Infanteer on Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:40 pm

    I don't have a problem with this blanket either. I have seen one or two others over the years so it's definitely not one of a kind. There doesn't seem to be any reference material available for blankets. The only information I have on blankets has been passed to me by other collectors which is not always the most reliable source of information. If anyone has a reliable reference I would love to hear about it.

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by ypres on Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:13 am

    There is a photo of one in Taboika's book on page 34. Again this is information from a collector so ..... I have one in my collection that came with a bolster and a palaisse cover both of which are WWI dated and C arrow marked.... I can't recall where they are. When I come across them I will post a photo.

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by ypres on Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:33 pm

    Just picked this up. It is a Canadian blanket from 1867 - 1900. It is marked with a DC for Dominion of Canada. Notice how similar it is to the blanket in this thread. Notice the red and black horizontal stripes on the ends. It is missing the other central red stripes.

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    Re: WW2 Canadian Blanket

    Post by pylon1357 on Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:31 am

    Oh great, more things to learn about darn it. If you guys keep this up, my wife is going to start playing wack-a-mole with a frying pan on me for sure.


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