WWII era The Regiment de Maisonneuve Cap Badge

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The scans above are of an excellent example of a bimetal cap badge for The Regiment de Maisonneuve. This badge has both original lug type fasteners intact and in good order.

The Regiment de Maisonneuve is one of Canada's primary reserve batallions in the modern Canadian army. Its history dates back to the 85th Reservists who were established in 1880. At the beginning of the Great War, the 85th produced the 41st CEF batallion in August of 1914 (First to Fight!). In 1916 they also added the 206th CEF batallion to the frey. They received their present name in 1920. Based in Quebec City, the regiment mobilized as Le RĂ©giment de Maisonneuve, CASF, on 1 September 1939. It embarked for Great Britain on 24 August 1940. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, Le RĂ©giment de Maisonneuve, CASF, on 7 November 1940. 17 On 7 July 1944, the battalion landed in France as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. It suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of the Scheldt, and was notably depleted by the time of the Battle of Walcheren Causeway. The unit recovered during the winter and was again in action during the Rhineland fighting and the final weeks of the war, taking part in the final campaigns in northern Netherlands, the Battle of Groningen, and the final attacks on German soil.

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