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Capbadge The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) WW2

brass /white metal construction, both lugs intact

€ 50,00

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) is a Primary Reserve unit of the Canadian Army based at John W. Foote VC Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario. The RHLI is part of the 31 Canadian Brigade Group which is part of 4th Canadian Division.

The regiment mobilized The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, CASF for active service on 1 September 1939. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, CASF on 7 November 1940. It embarked for Britain on 22 July 1940. The battalion took part in OPERATION JUBILEE, the raid on Dieppe on 19 August 1942. It returned to France on 5 July 1944, as part of the 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was subsequently disbanded on 31 December 1945.

  • Dieppe
  • Verrières Ridge-Tilly-la-Campagne
  • Falaise Road
  • Clair Tizon
  • Forêt de la Londe
  • Woensdrecht
  • South Beveland
  • Goch Calcar Road
  • The Hochwald
  • Xanten
  • Twente Canal
  • Groningen
  • NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1942, 1944- 1945

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