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    kecurroj
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    Post by kecurroj Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:02 am

    Hello. I just joined yesterday and had a question about the Irish Regiment of Canada. My friend has a WWII battle dress with the Irish Regiment of Canada arcs on both arms and a beret with the unit insignia. The arcs are the ones with a dark green background and black lettering. I've seen the arcs in several different shades, so I was wondering if the background colors meant anything in particular. Also, did this unit only serve in combat in Italy during WWII?

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    Post by qsamike Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:44 pm

    The colour of the Shoulder Flash is normally the regimental colours but not always......

    Take a look at these pictures.....

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=canadian+army+shoulder+flashes&qpvt=canadian+army+shoulder+flashes&form=IGRE&first=1&tsc=ImageHoverTitle

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    Post by pylon1357 Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:09 pm

    I have never seem black lettering on any Irish Regiment of Canada shoulder title. I would love to see a photo of it.

    War time colours were Yellow on Green. There are post war titles with a Buff or Creme coloured lettering.


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    Post by kecurroj Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:08 pm

    I have the photos in a Cloud link, but because I'm a new member, it won't let me post any link for seven days.
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    Post by pylon1357 Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:47 pm

    I have not tried to upload any photos for quite some time, but it should not be a problem.

    The Irish saw much combat in Italy and in Holland.


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