Militia Era Silver 9th Voligeurs de Quebec Cap Badge

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You are viewing an interesting vintage silver cap badge for the 9th Voltigeurs de Quebec.

This an unusual variety of Voltigeur badge. It has the regimental badge shape but has a "9" in the center. This makes me think it may be an early "militia" badge pre WWI. You may know better, so please give any additional information to update and correctly identify this badge. In any case it is definitely Voltigeur and appears to be solid silver. both original lugs are intact and in good order.

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The Voligeur Regiment is based in Quebec City, where it was formed. Les Voltigeurs de Québec originated in Quebec City, Quebec on 7 March 1862 as The 9th Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles, Canada (or "'Voltigeurs of Quebec'"). It was redesignated the 9th Regiment Voltigeurs de Québec on 8 May 1900, and, following the Great War, Les Voltigeurs de Québec on 29 March 1920. During the Second World War it was designated the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, Les Voltigeurs de Québec on 10 May 1941 and Les Voltigeurs de Québec (Reserve) on 15 September 1944. After the Second World War it was designated Les Voltigeurs de Québec (Motor) on 1 April 1946. On 1 September 1954, it was amalgamated with Le Régiment de Québec (Mitrailleuses) and redesignated Les Voltigeurs de Québec (Mitrailleuses). It was redesignated Les Voltigeurs de Québec on 11 April 1958. On 22 February 1965, it was amalgamated with The Royal Rifles of Canada. The two regiments ceased to be amalgamated on 1 November 1966.