Stormont Dundas & Glengarry – Battle Dress
Original WW2 ‘Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders’ (SD&G) Battle Dress worn by Cpl. John James Pasquino with army number C-53145. Cpl. Pasquino enlisted and served overseas with the SD&G what was part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and was awarded with Mention in Despatches (MID) for recognition of gallant and distinguished services. He was wounded in action twice. The jacket has original applied insignia, SD&G shoulder titles, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division patches, Corporal rank chevrons, ribbons including the MID, two wound stripes on left lower sleeve and three service chevrons. The tunic is maker marked, date is barely readable, in my opinion January 1943, there is also a AV marking what indicates it was treated with anti-gas (Anti-Vesicant) dated 1945. The collar has been opened up for a more stylish look. Stunning Battle Dress tunic, wounded twice!
The Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders landed in Normandy on D Day and was the first regiment to enter Caen, reaching the centre of the city at 1300 hours, July 9, 1944. Fifty-five days later, 112 SD&G Highlanders had been killed in action and 312 more wounded in the Falaise Gap. The Regiment fought across France via Rouen, Boulogne, through Belgium into the Netherlands and took part in the amphibious landing across the Savojaardsplaat, and advanced to Knokke by way of Breskens. The Regiment fought through the Hochwald and north to cross the Ems-River and take the city of Leer. At dawn on May 3, 1945, German marine-units launched an attack on two forward companies of the SD&G Highlanders, occupying the village of Rorichum, near Oldersum, that was the final action during the war, VE Day found the SD&G Highlanders near Emden.
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