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Nice Canadian beret with its original capbadge of the Lincoln & Welland Regiment, 4th Canadian Armoured Division. The beret is in good used condition, shows normal traces of usage. The beret is maker marked Dorothea Hats Ltd, Toronto, dated 1945 with size 7 1/2. The capbadge has its original red coloured backing! Very nice worn beret.
On 25 July 1944 the Lincoln & Welland Regiment landed in France as a part of the 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. The highest and most distinguished award for valour, the Order of the Bronze Lion was bestowed upon the regiment's Sergeant Wallace Edmond Firlotte. From Tilly-la-Campagne on 31 July 1944 until Bad Zwischenahn on 1 May 1945, the regiment distinguished itself in many actions. Over 1500 men of the regiment were casualties.
Falaise, Falaise Road, The Laison Chambois, The Seine, 1944 Moerbrugge, The Scheldt, Breskens Pocket, The Lower Maas, Kapelsche Veer, The Rhineland, The Hochwald, Veen, Twente Canal, the Küsten Canal, Bad Zwischenahn, North-West Europe, 1944–1945