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Old 29-04-21, 02:07 PM
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Default QARANC Nurse's Cape

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I just picked up this cape, with loads of titles and formation signs, most of which I don't know. Not what I would normally go for but I couldn't pass up on it.
I assume it is WWII vintage.
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Alex
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Old 29-04-21, 03:04 PM
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Very nice, there are a few sought after items on there.

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Old 29-04-21, 03:13 PM
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Hi buddy
Yes WW2 period , some nice patches there, you keeping it as it is offering patches off ??
All the best steve
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Old 29-04-21, 03:54 PM
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I'm not familiar with an all gray cape, as the QA(R) and the QA(T) wore a gray cape with a wide red border - the latter with a letter "T" in the front corners. So maybe some kind of civilian tippet?

If it's QARANC, which came into existence in 1949 then I would think it would be post WW2. During WW2 the QA's were the QAIMNS.

I would be very interested to know about the all gray tippet as I always thought the QA' were very strict in their regulations and the red tippet was an item of pride.

I agree, I see some patches I would like, but if they are original ot the tippet I would not remove them.

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Old 29-04-21, 06:10 PM
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Terry,
This is not a nurses tippit but a cold weather long cape. These were worn by QAIMNS, QAIMNSR and TANS in grey wool and lined in red.

I have handled this cape and it is WWII with all patches been WWII as well. Unfortunately it was a bit out of my pay scale so did not buy it at the time.

Glad you managed to get it Alex. I understand the lady who sold it to the book shop got it from a friend who's mother served during the war.

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Old 29-04-21, 06:38 PM
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This thread seems to show a similar cape, well badged.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...highlight=Cape

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Old 29-04-21, 09:24 PM
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Steven, Thanks for the info, and I figured there was more to be learned from it. Thank you for adding to my education. This is the first I've seen or even heard of this garment.

Terry
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Old 29-04-21, 11:47 PM
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The Fort Garry Horse, 5 Canadian Armoured Division patch is rare.
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Old 30-04-21, 06:02 AM
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Hi All
Thanks. I don't know much about the patches so will have to learn more. I want to keep it together so won't be removing them but I may move it on eventually.
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Alex
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Old 30-04-21, 06:03 AM
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Terry,
This is not a nurses tippit but a cold weather long cape. These were worn by QAIMNS, QAIMNSR and TANS in grey wool and lined in red.

I have handled this cape and it is WWII with all patches been WWII as well. Unfortunately it was a bit out of my pay scale so did not buy it at the time.

Glad you managed to get it Alex. I understand the lady who sold it to the book shop got it from a friend who's mother served during the war.

Steven
Thanks Steven
I wondered whether you'd seen, it...right up your alley.
Cheers
Alex
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The Fort Garry Horse, 5 Canadian Armoured Division patch is rare.
Thanks Alan
Thought that was Canadian but hadn't worked out what it was.
Is there any reference I can use to id the other Canadian patches?
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Alex
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Old 02-05-21, 08:14 AM
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Very nice indeed, Alex, certainly not without quite considerable value too, it's original owner must have encountered some interesting patients upon the wards!
Please do keep it as a single entity, no matter the offers which might come your way in the future.


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Hi All
I just picked up this cape, with loads of titles and formation signs, most of which I don't know. Not what I would normally go for but I couldn't pass up on it.
I assume it is WWII vintage.
Cheers,
Alex
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Old 02-05-21, 11:56 AM
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Very nice indeed, Alex, certainly not without quite considerable value too, it's original owner must have encountered some interesting patients upon the wards!
Please do keep it as a single entity, no matter the offers which might come your way in the future.
Yes, totally. I don't think I could bring myself to break it up.
Cheers,
Alex
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Old 03-05-21, 05:29 AM
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More questions. I am trying to find out the name of the original owner from the seller but so from only have Edith somebody or other. Is the 1309 number on the label perhaps a service number?
Thanks, cheers,
Alex
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