Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Dress – Lieutenant A.R.E. Jamison
Original WW2 ‘Royal Canadian Regiment’ Battle Dress tunic and trousers worn by Lieutenant A.R.E. Jamison. This famous regiment is still active and based in London, Ontario. The jacket is in good condition, original wartime badged with nice embroidered shoulder titles, red coloured division patches to the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, Lieutenant rank pips on shoulderstraps and its original lanyard with regimental colours. Maker marked and dated 1943 with size 13. The trousers comes with suspenders, good condition (one small damage). Size 6, date is not readable.
Very interesting original named uniform grouping to the Royal Canadian Regiment.
The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) is one of three permanent, regular army infantry regiments of the Canadian Armed Forces. The regimental headquarters is in Petawawa, Ontario. Consisting of three battalions and a reserve battalion, the RCR has a proud history of military service dating back to 1863.
At the outbreak of the Second World War, the RCR was deployed as part of the 1st Canadian Division in England. It trained for nearly four years before seeing action as part of the invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky), and the amphibious action at Reggio di Calabria on the Italian mainland. The RCR participated in the Italian campaign, including key battles around the Moro River valley near Ortona in December 1943, and the battles on the Hitler and Gothic lines in 1944.
In February 1945, the regiment was dispatched to join the First Canadian Army in Northwest Europe as part of Operation Goldflake, and served in the Netherlands, participating in the liberation of the city of Apeldoorn. With more than two dozen battle honours earned during the war, the RCR returned to Canada in 1945
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