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Old 07-07-12, 09:59 PM
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Default Fort Garry Horse Officer's Beret with Bullion Badge

The Fort Garry Horse tank regiment was mobilized in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 3rd, 1939 after Britain's declaration of war on Germany.
The regiment landed on Juno Beach in Normandy on 6 June 1944, as a part of the 2nd Canadian Armored Brigade, in support of the 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.

The Fort Garry Horse continued to fight in north-west Europe until the end of the war.
In addition to the Normandy landing, Battle Honours include the Battle for Caen, the Falaise Pocket, Fortress Boulogne, the Battle of the Scheldt, The Rhineland and the Battle of Groningen.

Fort Garry Horse Officer’s Beret with Bullion Badge

Private Purchase officer’s beret made by Dunn & Co. in Sheffield, England.
A similar embroidered badge is on display in the Fort Garry Horse museum, while a beret by the same maker resides in the Canadian War Museum’s Airborne Beret Collection.

Dunn & Co., Sheffield

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