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Old 04-09-08, 12:20 PM
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Default 12 ctr

The strip title is a legit period piece although in all liklihood it was not worn by the unit. Despite decisions made by the upper levels of the Canadian Army, regimental commanders had a great deal of influence on what was worn. IE The Irish regiment and Princess Louise Fusiliers did not wear distinguishing patches in Italy despite the fact that every other unit in 5CAD did in 1943.

The 12CTR strip title is not overly rare...they are around, indicating that a fair number were made. My guess is that the CO looked into a design of title similar to the style of artillery units and for some reason it was not finally accepted.

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