CEF WWI 1st Canadian Pioneers Cap Badge (Lot#2)
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You are viewing a CEF WWI era 1st Canadian Pioneers Cap badge. Made of copper, with one lug type fastener, original and intact. The other one is missing.Very clean condition, complete with no chipping or damage to the design features. Has a beaver over pick & shovel design. Measures approx 5 cm long.
The Canadian Pioneer battalions served closely with the Canadian Engineer battalions, but doing much of the communications construction. Most pioneer battalions were absorbed into the Engineers by 1917. The only one which remained after that time was the 1st Pioneer Battalion from which this badge originates.