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Battledress Cape Breton Highlanders

Battledress Cape Breton Highlanders 1944

This is a Canadian Battledress of the Cape Breton Highlanders which was part of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division. The service number of the soldier has been written inside the tunic (two times) what means you can research the soldier’s wartime history. The tunic shows traces of usage, maker marked and dated 1944 with size 9. The tunic bears embroidered shoulder titles and division patches with 4 service year chevrons.
Nice untouched Cape Breton Highlanders Battledress!

The Cape Breton Highlanders 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.
January 1945, the 5th Canadian Armored Division left Italy and moved into France where they joined to the 1st Canadian Army.
The Cape Breton Highlanders moved into the line in Holland where they relieved The Essex Regiment in the area of Nijmegen. The Highlanders again went on the offensive working their way to Dokkum Area and on April 21st the unit relieved the North Nova Scotia Highlanders . The last action of the Cape Breton Highlanders was the capture of the port of Delfzijl, Holland on April 27-28, 1945. The last operation proved highly successful, all objectives were taken and approximately 1700 prisoners of war were captured. This engagement cost the unit 19 killed and 54 wounded; the Cease-Fire came one week later, on May 5, 1945.

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This is a Canadian Battledress of the Cape Breton Highlanders which was part of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division. The service number of the soldier has been written inside the tunic (two times) what means you can research the soldier’s wartime history. The tunic shows traces of usage, maker marked and dated 1944 with size 9. The tunic bears embroidered shoulder titles and division patches with 4 service year chevrons.
Nice untouched Cape Breton Highlanders Battledress!

The Cape Breton Highlanders 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.
January 1945, the 5th Canadian Armored Division left Italy and moved into France where they joined to the 1st Canadian Army.
The Cape Breton Highlanders moved into the line in Holland where they relieved The Essex Regiment in the area of Nijmegen. The Highlanders again went on the offensive working their way to Dokkum Area and on April 21st the unit relieved the North Nova Scotia Highlanders . The last action of the Cape Breton Highlanders was the capture of the port of Delfzijl, Holland on April 27-28, 1945. The last operation proved highly successful, all objectives were taken and approximately 1700 prisoners of war were captured. This engagement cost the unit 19 killed and 54 wounded; the Cease-Fire came one week later, on May 5, 1945.

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Weight 1000 g
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