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Battledress Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa

Battledress Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa 1944

Untouched battledress tunic Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa – 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. The tunic is in good used condition, shows normal traces of usage. The soldier’s name is written inside the tunic (hard to read), with the right skills you might get the name. The tunic bears embroidered shoulder titles and division patches with four service years chevrons and ribbonbar. Maker markings are faded, 1944 is readable (not visible on picture), normal size. The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa took part on D-Day June 6 1944.
A regiment with amazing wartime history. Very hard to find especially in this nicely worn condition!

On June 6, 1944, the 1st Battalion landed on the beaches of Normandy as part of the Canadian D-Day assault force, the only Ottawa unit to do so. The Camerons operated as a divisional resource and spent much of the next year spread out at company and platoon level providing machine gun and mortar support for the nine infantry battalions of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. As a result, the 1st Battalion fought in most of the II Canadian Corps’ battles in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany until the ceasefire in May 1945. Following the war the regiment received numerous battle honours for the 1st Battalion’s efforts: Normandy Landing, Caen, Carpiquet, The Orne, Bourguébus Ridge, Faubourg de Vaucelles, Falaise, Quesnay Wood, The Laison, Boulogne, 1944, The Scheldt, Breskens Pocket, The Rhineland, Waal Flats, The Hochwald, The Rhine, Zutphen, Deventer, Leer, and North-West Europe, 1944-1945.

In total, the 1st Battalion suffered more than 160 men killed either with the battalion or with later units they had transferred to. Ninety-nine of these Camerons died on the field of battle, either killed in action or died from their wounds. A total of fifty-six military honours and decorations were awarded to individual Camerons during the war, including eight Orders of the British Empire (three OBEs and five MBEs), seven Military Crosses, eleven Military Medals, one British Empire Medal, fourteen Mentioned-in-Despatches, one American Distinguished Service Cross, three French Croix de Guerre, one Belgian Chevalier of the Order of Leopold, two Belgian Croix de Guerre, two Dutch Bronze Lions, and five Dutch Bronze Crosses.

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Untouched battledress tunic Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa – 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. The tunic is in good used condition, shows normal traces of usage. The soldier’s name is written inside the tunic (hard to read), with the right skills you might get the name. The tunic bears embroidered shoulder titles and division patches with four service years chevrons and ribbonbar. Maker markings are faded, 1944 is readable (not visible on picture), normal size. The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa took part on D-Day June 6 1944.
A regiment with amazing wartime history. Very hard to find especially in this nicely worn condition!

On June 6, 1944, the 1st Battalion landed on the beaches of Normandy as part of the Canadian D-Day assault force, the only Ottawa unit to do so. The Camerons operated as a divisional resource and spent much of the next year spread out at company and platoon level providing machine gun and mortar support for the nine infantry battalions of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. As a result, the 1st Battalion fought in most of the II Canadian Corps’ battles in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany until the ceasefire in May 1945. Following the war the regiment received numerous battle honours for the 1st Battalion’s efforts: Normandy Landing, Caen, Carpiquet, The Orne, Bourguébus Ridge, Faubourg de Vaucelles, Falaise, Quesnay Wood, The Laison, Boulogne, 1944, The Scheldt, Breskens Pocket, The Rhineland, Waal Flats, The Hochwald, The Rhine, Zutphen, Deventer, Leer, and North-West Europe, 1944-1945.

In total, the 1st Battalion suffered more than 160 men killed either with the battalion or with later units they had transferred to. Ninety-nine of these Camerons died on the field of battle, either killed in action or died from their wounds. A total of fifty-six military honours and decorations were awarded to individual Camerons during the war, including eight Orders of the British Empire (three OBEs and five MBEs), seven Military Crosses, eleven Military Medals, one British Empire Medal, fourteen Mentioned-in-Despatches, one American Distinguished Service Cross, three French Croix de Guerre, one Belgian Chevalier of the Order of Leopold, two Belgian Croix de Guerre, two Dutch Bronze Lions, and five Dutch Bronze Crosses.

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Weight 35000 g
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