Cap Badge, The King's Own Calgary Regiment, Dieppe, Italy & Holland
Scarce genuine WWII Canadian cap badge, The King's Own Calgary Regiment. Recruited in Alberta, this armored regiment participated in the disastrous Dieppe Raid on August 19, 1942. Out of a total of 181 officers and men, only five made it back to England at the end of the day -- most of the others were captured. This operation was the first engagement of the Churchill tank. The unit was then reequipped with Sherman tanks and went on to fight in the Italian campaign in 1943-1944 prior to their transfer to Holland in March 1945.
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