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Infanteer 26-05-20 07:17 PM

Coloured cap badge backing references
 
Does anyone have an official reference explaining/authorizing the wearing of coloured backings with cap badges starting late in the Second World War and again in the post war period? Anything specific to the Loyal Edmonton Regiment or PPCLI would be ideal. I had a routine order at one time but can’t find it again.

Thanks.

fairlie63 26-05-20 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Infanteer (Post 510832)
Does anyone have an official reference explaining/authorizing the wearing of coloured backings with cap badges starting late in the Second World War and again in the post war period? Anything specific to the Loyal Edmonton Regiment or PPCLI would be ideal. I had a routine order at one time but can’t find it again.

Thanks.

Try this Infanteer, from the Canadian Gazette -

CAO 84-1 dated 25 August 1947
Dress Regulations for Officers and Other Ranks of the Canadian Army (Provisional):
Part 1 – Section 11, Coloured flash – backing for Cap badge:
1. Coloured flashes will be worn behind the cap badge on the beret, bonnet…(and) caps winter…
2. The coloured flashes will be of the same shape as the appropriate cap badge and will extend ¼ inch beyond the badge on all sides…

It then lists the colours but I only took notes for RCA so can't help you with infantry.

Keith

Infanteer 29-05-20 02:47 PM

Thanks for that Keith. It’s a start.

I did find an old email I had shared referencing Overseas Routine Order 5583 - Headdress - Wearing of coloured flashes, but unfortunately there is no mention of the date. Does anyone have access to this order or can direct me as to how to research this?

Young Law 23-09-20 01:23 PM

I have a scan or screenshot of the order at home in my archives, I'll dig it up and post it for you later this week.


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