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Old 30-04-13, 04:27 PM
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Hi FX, The patch in your image appears to be the same type as in the first image. It is a Second World War patch. The pattern was authorized in the late 1942, but the existence of the embroidered pattern is a bit of a puzzle. At that time, late fall 1942, the entire insignia for the Canadian army overseas was being switched to printed patterns. The 12 CTR patches were obsolete when the tank regiments were redesignated armoured regiments in August 1943, and the patches were renamed with 12 CAR. It took sometime to get the new patches to Italy, and the practice was to issue old insignia until the stocks were depleted.
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