Cap badge Cape Breton Highlanders of Canada , 5th Canadian Armoured Division

both lugs intact, bi-colour

€ 47,50

Details of The Cape Breton Highlanders were called out on service on 26 August 1939 and then placed on active service on 1 September 1939, as The Cape Breton Highlanders, CASF (Details), for local protection duties. The details called out on active service were disbanded on 31 December 1940.

The regiment mobilized the 1st Battalion, The Cape Breton Highlanders, CASF for active service on 1 January 1941. It embarked for Great Britain on 10 November 1941. It landed in Italy on 10 November 1943 as part of the 11th Infantry Brigade, 5th Canadian Armoured Division. The battalion moved to North-West Europe from 20 to 26 February 1945 as part of OPERATION GOLDFLAKE, where it continued to fight until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 February 1946.

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