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Old 19-11-15, 03:19 PM
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Default Canadian Forestry Corps

Hi Guys,

another new addition to the Canadian collection.

Can anyone tell me what date this badge is? I've looked and confused myself about the Forestry badges.

Also any tips on how to remove the debris from the front would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again, Bill
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1940-1945. See The Sawdust Fusiliers.

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The Canadian Forestry Corps was re-created May 1940....officially disbanded 1st Sept. 1945. It had 20 companies with a strenght of 220 officers and 6,771 ORs...So the wearing of this badge falls between these two dates.
As for the crud on the badge...I usually try dipping for a few minutes in lemon juice and using an old toothbrush.
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Available on line through DHH.

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-.../index-eng.asp

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-...s/Sixyrs_e.pdf

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My Canadian Forestry Corps collection.

Regarding cleaning, if you use anything acidic, make sure that you clean and rinse the badge thoroughly with warm soap and water.

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Old 20-11-15, 02:18 AM
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The Canadian Forestry Corps was re-created May 1940....officially disbanded 1st Sept. 1945. It had 20 companies with a strenght of 220 officers and 6,771 ORs...So the wearing of this badge falls between these two dates.
As for the crud on the badge...I usually try dipping for a few minutes in lemon juice and using an old toothbrush.
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Stacey, C.P. Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War Volume I: Six Years of War (Queen's Printer, 1955) p. 65

Don't forget to use quotations, otherwise it is plagiarism.

"The overseas strength of the Corps reached its peak in February 1943, when it was 220 officers and 6771 other ranks."

Stacey, C.P., Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War Volume I SIX YEARS OF WAR The Army in Canada, Britain and the Pacific. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1956. pg 209.

The cited text has a section on The Canadian Forestry Corps, pages 207-210.

An interesting excerpt from the same volume:

"It should be noted that Newfoundland, like Canada, contributed foresters to work in the Scottish Highlands. The Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit was formed in November 1939 at the expense of the United Kingdom. It was a civilian organization whose members signed an engagement to serve for a stated period (at first, six months; later, the duration of the war). Its strength in December 1942 was 1497 men. Except for its non-military nature its operations were basically similar to those of its Canadian
counterpart."

Stacey 210.

And a link to the electronic version. http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-...s/Sixyrs_e.pdf

A final note. Page 65 gives reference to requests for troops. Nothing specific regarding the formation of The Canadian Forestry Corps.
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Couple of CFC titles. One being a fairly rare printed title with the CFC see on from a cut down slip on.
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My specimen. I don't know about metals, dates, variations, etc to this badge. Only thing I can say is that it is made of a very yellow looking metal.
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Guys,

thanks for all the replies, very helpful indeed. Will definately try the lemon juice cleaning tip this evening.

Must admit, before I got the badge, I'd never heard of the CFC

Will have to keep my eyes open for collars and titles now. may have to do this under the wife's radar

Thanks all, Bill
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And don't forget the buttons - never seen any, come to think of it!

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Ah yes, I forgot about them
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The Canadian Forestry Corps was organized in both the First WW and Second WW, albeit under somewhat different designations. They were both wartime only.
There were no distinctive forestry buttons authorized.
Ron, that is a very interesting customized CFC patch. Note the fully spelled out title was only worn in Canada, and the only authorized overseas cloth insignia was the green triangle. It is found in both melton and printed patterns.
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The "customized" patch looks like a cut down slip-on sewn to the triangle.

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Yes, I agree Phil. Many of the CFC personnel wore the slip-ons when shipped overseas. The CFC triangle was pretty ambiguous and didn't clearly identify the CFC. It is easy to understand why they would add the abbreviation.
I also have customized slip-ons, with the company designation embroidered on the slip-on.
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Thank you all for the above information. My father served in the Canadian Forestry Corps in WW2.
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