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Governor General´s Horse Guards – Battle Dress Tunic


Original WW2 Governor General´s Horse Guards battle dress tunic. Good used condition with normal traces of usage. This Corporal rank tunic features original period applied insignia consisting of embroidered GGHG shoulder titles and printed 5th Canadian Armoured Division patches (one patch is a bit loose), cloth service chervrons for four years service and a wound stripe on the lower left arm. Maker marked, dated 1944 in size 11. The collar has been opened up for a more stylish look for walking out and coming home.

A very scarce GGHG battle dress tunic!

The active unit embarked for the United Kingdom on 9 October 1941, and was redesignated the 3rd Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (The Governor General’s Horse Guards) on 1 January 1943. It moved to Italy on 19 December 1943 and served as the armoured reconnaissance regiment of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division. In actual practice, the two Canadian armoured reconnaissance regiments were outfitted and equipped almost identically to standard armoured regiments, with three squadrons of Sherman tanks, though their role in action may have been different. The regiment moved to North-West Europe on 16 February 1945. They fought in Holland, Ijsselmeer 15-18 April and to the Northern of Holland.

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Weight 1000 g

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