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Fusiliers de Mont-Royal, Uniform Grouping – CQMS Gaston Bouchard, E-63021

Original WW2 Canadian Battledress and Equipment grouping to CQMS (Company Quarter-Master Sergeant) Gaston Bouchard, with army number E-63021 of the Fusiliers de Mont-Royal as part of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. Gaston Bouchard enlisted in 1942 with Le Regiment de Québec, he served in Kiska 1943. Gaston Bouchard was sent to Europe in 1944 as a reinforcement with The Fusiliers de Mont-Royal (FMR). He joined the FMR on September 29 1944, right at the start of the battle for Woensdrecht (Holland). Gaston Bouchard passed in 1972 at the young age of 51.

The group includes his Battledress jacket and trousers, picture, mestin, US waterbottle, smallpack and beret. The BD jacket is in good conditions, maker marked by Tip Top Tailors, dated August 1944, size 4. The trousers are in good condition, maker marked and dated July 1943, size 5. The smallpack is British made and nicely marked with Gaston Bouchard’s name and army number on the backside and L-straps.
US made waterbottle, (the Canadians wore US equipment in Kiska). The beret is post war dated 1946.
Nice wartime picture of CQMS Gaston Bouchard.

Rarely offered for sale, a named FMR uniform grouping!

Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal – 2nd Canadian Infantry Division.
During the Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal were originally tasked with capturing German barges in the harbour there and taking them back to England. However, a significant misunderstanding occurred. When the Allied headquarters ship received a misleading message, telling them that one small landing party had made its way into the streets of Dieppe and was making good headway, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal were sent it to assist. Instead, the Canadians had been pinned down and the Germans were taking a terrible toll on the attacking troops. Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal came ashore in the face of overwhelming enemy fire and 119 of its soldiers would lose their lives.

After replacing its members who had been lost at Dieppe and undertaking further training in the United Kingdom, the Regiment returned to Northwest Europe in July 1944. There they would join the Canadian troops that had been fighting in the Battle of Normandy since D-Day. Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal would go on to see heavy fighting in Normandy, the Battle of the Scheldt, the Netherlands and Germany before the war finally came to an end on 8 May 1945.

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Original WW2 Canadian Battledress and Equipment grouping to CQMS (Company Quarter-Master Sergeant) Gaston Bouchard, with army number E-63021 of the Fusiliers de Mont-Royal as part of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. Gaston Bouchard enlisted in 1942 with Le Regiment de Québec, he served in Kiska 1943. Gaston Bouchard was sent to Europe in 1944 as a reinforcement with The Fusiliers de Mont-Royal (FMR). He joined the FMR on September 29 1944, right at the start of the battle for Woensdrecht (Holland). Gaston Bouchard passed in 1972 at the young age of 51.

The group includes his Battledress jacket and trousers, picture, mestin, US waterbottle, smallpack and beret. The BD jacket is in good conditions, maker marked by Tip Top Tailors, dated August 1944, size 4. The trousers are in good condition, maker marked and dated July 1943, size 5. The smallpack is British made and nicely marked with Gaston Bouchard’s name and army number on the backside and L-straps.
US made waterbottle, (the Canadians wore US equipment in Kiska). The beret is post war dated 1946.
Nice wartime picture of CQMS Gaston Bouchard.

Rarely offered for sale, a named FMR uniform grouping!

Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal – 2nd Canadian Infantry Division.
During the Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal were originally tasked with capturing German barges in the harbour there and taking them back to England. However, a significant misunderstanding occurred. When the Allied headquarters ship received a misleading message, telling them that one small landing party had made its way into the streets of Dieppe and was making good headway, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal were sent it to assist. Instead, the Canadians had been pinned down and the Germans were taking a terrible toll on the attacking troops. Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal came ashore in the face of overwhelming enemy fire and 119 of its soldiers would lose their lives.

After replacing its members who had been lost at Dieppe and undertaking further training in the United Kingdom, the Regiment returned to Northwest Europe in July 1944. There they would join the Canadian troops that had been fighting in the Battle of Normandy since D-Day. Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal would go on to see heavy fighting in Normandy, the Battle of the Scheldt, the Netherlands and Germany before the war finally came to an end on 8 May 1945.

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Weight 1000 g
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