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Originele Canadese WO2 Battledress van een Sergeant in de Queen's Own Rifles - 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. De jas verkeert in goede gebruikte staat, toont sporen van gebruik. De jas heeft geborduurde, in Engeland geproduceerde emblemen. Maker gemarkeerd door 'Tip Top Tailors', Toronto' en vroeg gedateerd 1942, met grote maat 13. Eén schouder knoop is eraf en op de andere schouder is de knoop vervangen. Beide originele knopen worden mee geleverd!
De Queen's Own Rifles namen vanaf het eerste moment deel aan de landing in Normandië, D-Day 6 juni 1944.
Een unieke kans om een veel gezocht D-Day regiment battledress aan je verzameling toe te voegen!
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
The Queen's Own was mobilized for the Second World War on May 24th, 1940. The Regiment's first assignment was the defence of Newfoundland and New Brunswick. Eventally, the Regiment was posted to England, in July 1941, as a part of the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Division. The Queen's Own first action, was in the leading wave of the D-Day invasion. The Regiment landed on Bernieres-sur-Mer at 08:12hrs, on the 6th of June 1944. The fighting took them through Normandy and into Northern France. The Regiment fought their way north into Belgium, freeing the crutial channel ports.
The Regiment entered the Netherlands, in early October of 1944. The impossible terrain of the Netherlands made fighting costly and difficult. In February the Rifles finally crossed the border into Germany, pushing toward the Hochwald. In capturing the little hamlet of Mooshof, Sergeant Aubrey Cosens was awarded the Victoria Cross. The Queen's Own Rifles last action of the war was at 12:00 hrs on May 4 when C Company attacked a cross roads just east of Ostersander, Germany. It was taken by 15:00 hrs then the order came through not to fire on the enemy unless fired upon. The official Cease Fire came at 08:00 hrs on May 5, 1945. The battalion paraded to a church at Mitte Grossefehn and Major H.E. Dalton, the acting Commanding Officer, addressed the Regiment. During the war 393 Queen's Own were killed in action and a further 873 were wounded, many two or three times.