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2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade – Formation patch

Original WW2   2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade formation patch in good condition.

In the summer of 1943, the brigade received notice that they would be used for a beach invasion somewhere in Europe in the future. Along with 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, the brigade was transferred from Canadian to British command and moved to Scotland for Combined Operations Training. The regimental history wryly notes such pleasant foreshadowing as “Exercise BLOODBATH” in this period. Valentine tanks appeared in unit lines, which were to eventually permit the crews to being training on Duplex Drive equipment – modifications to allow tanks to swim from landing craft to shore. Training continued in the south of England until mid-April, when it was learned that DD Shermans would equip the assault regiments.

The brigade landed as assault regiments on D-Day.

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Weight 1000 g

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