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Original battledress of Sergeant Robert Edward Adams with army number F-49961 of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders this was part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. Sgt. RE. Adams belonged to the so-called 'Originals'. On 18 July 1941 he went overseas from Halifax to England aboard of the 'S.S. - Orion'. Almost certain that he was present during the landing on Normandy, hasn't been researched yet. Along with his battledress comes his paybook from 1944 and a letter signed by Lt. Colonel Sparks for his medals. The battledress is in good condition with normal wear, the collar is a bit loose at the backside. Maker marked and dated 1944 with size 6. Adams his name is written twice in the jacket. The tunic bears embroidered shoulder titles from the North Nova Scotia Highlanders with chevrons for the rank of Sergeant and division patches. The tunic has service year chevrons.
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders.
The NNSH were called out on service on 26 August 1939 and then placed on active service on 1 September 1939 as The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (Machine Gun), CASF, for local protection duties. The details called out on active service were disbanded on 31 December 1940. The regiment subsequently mobilized The North Nova Scotia Highlanders, CASF for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, The North Nova Scotia Highlanders, CASF on 7 November 1940. It embarked for Great Britain on 18 July 1941. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, it landed in Normandy as part of the 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war.
Normandy Landing, Authie, Caen, The Orne, Bourguébus Ridge, Faubourg de Vaucelles, Verrières Ridge–Tilly-la-Campagne, Falaise, The Laison, Chambois, Boulogne, 1944 Calais, 1944 The Scheldt ,Savojaards, Plaat, Breskens Pocket, The Rhineland, Waal, Flats, The Hochwald, The Rhine, Zutphen, Leer, North-West Europe, 1944–1945