The Canadian Infantry Corps was formed during the Second World War as the “umbrella corps” for all infantry regiments, schools and training centres. The shoulder title caused much controversy at the time it was adopted in late 1944. Looking more like a formation sign, it was also initially considered to be a mark of distinction between volunteers and conscripts. Both the distinction and the patch quickly disappeared. All personnel were deemed eligible to wear the title, but more importantly, the patch was not accepted for wear overseas, and CMHQ required soldiers arriving from Canada to remove the title.