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Old 20-08-15, 11:54 PM
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I have been assisting the local museum prepare a display to commemorate the area's contribution to the First World War. Their artifact collection relevant for the time period is not extensive and another small local museum offered some uniforms. The uniforms turned out to be a nice surprise. Here is the first, a service dress tunic to a Captain in the Canadian Railway Troops. A usual type of service dres, with 4 Canadian Railway Troops collars, and best of all, the CRT formation sign on the back of the tunic. It is made of a velour type material. Seldom seen.
The research we have been doing indicates a large number of 159th Bn personnel were transferred to the 4 CRT.
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Old 21-08-15, 03:40 PM
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Additional information. The Canadian CRT battalions served under imperial command, not under the Canadian Corps. The patch was supposedly worn by all CRT's. Documentation does not indicate any variations for different battalions. The patches are seldom seen. This is only the second one I have come across over my collecting career, and both were on officers' service dress tunics. I have not seen one on an OR's uniform.
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I've just come across this post of Bill's while searching for pictures of an actual CRT patch. What a great example, and obviously very rare. What is the size -- 3 inches square?
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Here is a Other Ranks 12th Canadian Railway Troops SD Jacket with all of the appropriate insignia.

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Old 22-06-19, 04:14 AM
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Fantastic -- thank you! Can you verify the size, please?
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Here is a Other Ranks 12th Canadian Railway Troops SD Jacket with all of the appropriate insignia.

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