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This is an untouched uniform group belonged to Private E. Jenks, he was with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) within the 1st Canadian Infantry Division.
The uniform has never been in another collection before and is uncleaned since it was packed away after the war. The group consists Private Jenks his battledress tunic, beret, trousers and paybook with many documents.
All items are in good condition without damage, some buttons and the capbadge shows erosion.
The tunic is maker marked, size 7, dated 1943 with the name written on the inside pocket. Tunic has an open collar. Embroidered shoulder titles and overseas chevrons, printed division patches and medal-bar.
The trousers are in maker marked, size 5 also dated 1943 and the name written inside. Comes with an original wartime period braces.
The beret is is dated 1945 with size 7 1/8 with the RCEME capbadge with red coloured backing which is made of an printed 1st Canadian Infantry Division patch. Inside behind the capbadge there's a piece of cardboard.
Complete uniform group with history to the soldier! Brings the wartime history alive.
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Battles of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division:
Allied invasion of Sicily
Allied invasion of Italy
The Moro River
The Western Front
Liberation of the Netherlands 1945