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A hard to find Canadian battledress of the 17th Duke of York's - Royal Canadian Hussars part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. The tunic is in good condition, shows minor traces of usage. The tunic is having an open collar, also called Best-Battledress. Has two modification which were periodically done, extra closers on top and lower part of the tunic. The insignia are alle embroidered, shoulder titles are British produced. Four years overseas chevrons and a Signal patch on the lower left sleeve,
Nicely maker marked and dated 1944 with size 3.
This is an interesting unit!
The 17th Duke of York's - Royal Canadian Hussars were called out on service on 26 August 1939 and then placed on active service on 1 September 1939, under the designation '17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars', for local protection duties.
The details called out on active service were disbanded on 31 December 1940.The regiment subsequently mobilized the '3rd Canadian Motorcycle Regiment, CASF (17 H)' for active service on 24 May 1940.
It was redesignated '17th (Active) Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, CASF' on 1 February 1941.
'7th Reconnaissance Battalion (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars), CAC, CASF' on 11 February 1941; and '7th Reconnaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars), CAC, CASF' on 8 June 1942.
It embarked for Britain on 23 August 1941.
Detachments of the regiment landed in Normandy as part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on 6 June 1944, followed by the remainder of the regiment in the course of June and July 1944.46 The unit fought in North West until the end of the war.