Cap badge Duke of Connaughts Royal Canadian Hussars WW2

white metal with lugs

€ 35,00

The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) (abbreviated as RCH) is an armoured reconnaissance regiment of the Primary Reserve in the Canadian Forces. Its primary role consists in obtaining critical information about the belligerent as well as their surrounding terrain. It falls under the command of the 34th Canadian Brigade Group(34 CBG).

In 1939, the 17th DYRCH paid off their horses (the last Canadian cavalry unit to do so) and were mobilized, becoming successively the 3rd Canadian Motorcycle Regiment and the 7th Reconnaissance Regiment (17th DYRCH) of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.

In 1941, the 6th DCRCH were called upon to furnish the Headquarters Squadron of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division and were designated 15th Armoured Regiment (6th DCRCH). In October 1943, the 5th Canadian Armoured Division landed in Italy and went into action in mid-January 1944. The 6th later moved to France in February 1945.

In 1944, the 7th Recce participated in D-Day when members of B Squadron, tasked as beach exit parties and brigade detachments, landed on the Normandy beaches. The 7th campaigned through Europe earning 11 battle honours.

The Laison
The Scheldt
Breskens Pocket
The Rhineland
The Rhine
Emmerich - Hoch Elten
Northwest Europe 1944-45

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