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Fantastic uniform grouping of the Fort Garry Horse (FGH), named to Lieutenant J.V. Doig from Saskatoon.
The grouping consists of the Battle-Dress with trousers and Service-Dress with trousers.
The Battle-Dress is in good used condition, has British manufactured insignia and lanyard in the Fort Garry Horse colours. The tunic is having an open-collar. Nicely maker marked, dated 1944, size 4. The name has been in the tunic and trousers. The Battle-Dress trousers shows traces of usage and is maker marked, dated 1944 and size 4.
The Service-Dress is in good condition. The tunic is having Officers collar badges, FGH buttons and 4 year overseas stripes. There is a label in the pocket with name Lt. J.V. Doig. The trousers are also in good condition.
The Fort Garry Horse, 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade.
Mobilized for the Second World War in 1939, the regiment was converted from cavalry to armour in 1940 and was dispatched overseas in 1941.
The Fort Garry Horse landed on D-Day June 6 1944 at Bernières-sur-Mer. They fought at Rots in the Mue Valley on June 11 1944, and later played a key role in the capture of Carpiquet airfield on the outskirts of Caen. This was followed by vicious fighting on Verrières Ridge, the night attack - Operation Totalize - and the 'Mad Charge' during Operation Tractable.
Following the Normandy campaign, the regiment fought in Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Very nice grouping of the Fort Garry Horse, would make a great set-up!