The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) Cap badge

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You are viewing an excellent Canadian Scottish Regiment (Queen Mary's own) cap badge. Made of white metal and in excellent condition. Both the lugs are intact and original. Generally a nice clean field used example of an 80 year old badge. Went into action on June 6th 1944 - D-Day. (see the history section below)

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History: The regiment originated on 3 September 1912 when the 88th Regiment, Victoria Fusiliers, was authorized. When the 16th (Canadian Scottish) Battalion, CEF, was created in 1914, it drew on soldiers from four separate regiments the 50th Regiment (Gordon Highlanders of Canada) in Victoria, the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada in Vancouver, the 79th Regiment (Cameron Highlanders of Canada) in Winnipeg, and the 91st Canadian Highlanders (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) in Hamilton. The desire was to not perpetuate specific regimental identities and so the new battalion was simply referred to as the "Canadian Scottish".

The 16th Battalion served in the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Canadian Division in WWI. Since its early beginnings, the battalion had a high standard of conduct on the battlefield and was commanded by outstanding leaders. One such was Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Currie who rose to command the Canadian Corps during the First World War; notably the Battle of Vimy Ridge where four members of the 16th Battalion were awarded the Victoria Cross.

The Canadian Scottish were unusual in 1939 in having two battalions on strength in the Canadian Militia. The 1st Battalion was mobilized for overseas service in 1940 and trained in Debert, Nova Scotia, until August 1941, from where it moved to the United Kingdom as part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. On 6 June 1944 C Company was in the first wave ashore in Normandy on Juno Beach, the rest of the battalion following in the second wave. The battalion proceeded to advance a total of six miles inland farther than any other assault brigade of the British Second Army that day. The regiment went on to earn 17 battle honours, including one for the liberation of Wagenborgen, a Dutch village; this last honour was not awarded until the 1990s.

The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) is actively involved in sending troops to various Canadian missions around the world. As of 2012, all members of the regiment who were serving on combat operations with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan have returned home. Members of The Canadian Scottish Regiment have also been involved in peacekeeping missions; notably in Egypt, Golan Heights, Cyprus, Croatia, Bosnia, and Sierra Leone.