WW2 era Saskatoon Light Infantry Cap & Collar Set (3)
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You are viewing the scans for this excellent white metal cap & collar badge, matching set of 3, with all lugs original and intact. This WW2 era Saskatoon Light Infantry Regiment set was made using a "stamping" method. All are still in excellent condition.
The Saskatoon Light Infantry (Machine Gun), CASF, mobilized for active service on 1 September 1939. It was re-designated as the "1st Battalion,The Saskatoon Light Infantry (Machine Gun), CASF", on 7 November 1940, then as the "1st Infantry Division Support Battalion (The Saskatoon Light Infantry), CIC, CASF", on 1 May 1943 and finally as the "1st Battalion, The Saskatoon Light Infantry (Machine Gun), CASF", on 1 July 1944. The battalion embarked for Great Britain on 8 December 1939. It participated in the expedition to raid the Norwegian island of Spitzbergen on 25 August 1941, landed in Sicily on 10 July and Italy on 3 September 1943 as part of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. The unit landed in southern France on 4 March 1945, on its way to the North-West Europe theater of operations in which it served until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 October 1945. On 1 June 1945 The Saskatoon Light Infantry (Machine Gun) mobilized three cannon companies for active service with the Canadian Army Pacific Force, which also was disbanded on 1 November 1945.
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