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Nice original Canadian battledress of the Perth Regiment within the 5ht Canadian Armoured Division. The tunic is in good condition, shows normal traces of usage. The tunic is has an open collar. The insignia are embroidered shoulder titles with printed division patches. The overseas chevrons are gone, the stitching is still there. Medal-bar is present. Nicely maker marked and dated 1944 with size 3. The soldier's matches for his cigarettes are still in the breast pocket.
An interesting regiment with lots of wartime history in Italy and the Netherlands.
Battle Honours of the Perth Regiment:
Italy 1944-45; Sixteenmonths’ wartime service in Italy.
Liri Valley; Hitler Linebattles, May 25 - June 1, 1944.
Gothic Line; August 29-September1, 1944.
Coriano; September 13, 1944.
Lamone Crossing; December 10-11,1944.
Fosso Munio; December 18-20,1944.
Conventello-Comacchio;Infantry-cum-tank advance, with the British Columbia Dragoons,January 2-6, 1945.
North-West Europe 1945;Eleven weeks’ wartime service in France, Belgium and theNetherlands.
Ijsselmeer; A 25-mileadvance, April 15-18, 1945, from Arnhem to the Zuider Zee, to cutoff enemy forces in the Western Netherlands.
Delfzijl Pocket; Operationsto quell the last organized German resistance in the Netherlands,April 23-May 2, 1945.