Battledress with Beret - Hastings & Price Edward Regt. - JM Militaria

Battledress with Beret - Hastings & Price Edward Regt.

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Battledress and Beret of the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment, part of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. The tunic shows traces of usage and small damages. The tunic is dated 1944. Shoulder strap button and one front closure button are loose (comes with the tunic). Battledress has printed shoulder titles and division patches, with a shoulder slip-on of the 8th Army. The beret is in good condition, having the capbadge with its original red coloured backing (division patch material). Beret is dated 1945.

The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment mobilized for active service on 1 September 1939. The unit embarked for Great Britain on 22 December 1939, and on 13 June 1940 it went to France as part of the Second British Expeditionary Force, reaching a point beyond Laval before being ordered back to the United Kingdom. It landed in Sicily on 10 July 1943, and in Italy on 3 September 1943, as part of the 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Infantry Division. On 10 March 1945, the battalion moved with the I Canadian Corps to northwest Europe, where it fought until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 October 1945.

LANDING IN SICILY 9–12 July 1943
Grammichele 15 July 1943
Valguarnera 17–19 July 1943
Assoro 20–22 July 1943
Agira 24–28 July 1943
ADRANO 29 July-7 August 1943
Regalbuto 29 July-3 August 1943
SICILY, 1943
Landing at Reggio 3 September 1943
Motta Montecorvino 1–3 October 1943
Campobasso 11–14 October 1943
Torella 24–27 October 1943
The Moro 5–7 December 1943
San Leonardo 8–9 December 1943
The Gully 10–19 December 1943
Ortona 20–28 December 1943
CASSINO II 11–18 May 1944
Gustav Line 11–18 May 1944
LIRI VALLEY 18–30 May 1944
Hitler Line 18–24 May 1944
GOTHIC LINE 25 August-22 September 1944
LAMONE CROSSING 2–13 September 1944
Misano Ridge
Bulgaria Village 13–14 September 1944
RIMINI LINE 14–21 September 1944
San Fortunato 18–20 September 1944
Naviglio Canal 12–15 December 1944
Fosso Vecchio 16–18 December 1944
ITALY, 1943-1945
Apeldoorn 11–17 April 1945
NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945

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