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Old 11-05-17, 05:08 AM
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Hi, I've a 1945 dated Canadian battledress with PPCLI titles that I believe to be original. It also has marks from removed Canada strips, 3rd infantry division badges, and service chevrons. So far so good.

However it is a tiny size and has the name Joan written in the collar. Is there any chance it belonged to a CWAC? I've seen pics of wartime CWACs in battledress sporting a variety of regimental insignia. Would CWACS serving with the Princess Pats have worn their insignia?

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Old 11-05-17, 10:17 AM
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Nope, no chance that a CWAC would wear PPCLI badges. Also no CWACs were 'attached' to an infantry regiment during the SWW, I don't even think they served at Brigade level.
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Old 11-05-17, 11:41 AM
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During the Second WW, the CWAC overseas only filled admin roles at higher formation levels. Army or Army Group.
During the Second WW, the PPCLI was in 1 Canadian Infantry Division.
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Old 11-05-17, 02:23 PM
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Great thanks. Yes indeed 1st Division, my mistake. I've got 3rd on my brain from a different research project.
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