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Old 04-05-08, 12:10 PM
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Default What have we here? No 5.

Again, an interesting LAC photo showing some unusual insignia detail. The photo may also be linked to a significant change in insignia for the regiment in question. Observations welcome.

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Old 04-05-08, 02:21 PM
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Well Bill, the corporal on the left is wearing a "Strathcona's" shoulder title (first patt,I guess) also, he is wearing the 5th CAD patch wich is missing the "d" in the LSH title. How am I doing so far?
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Old 04-05-08, 02:56 PM
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This is the visit to 5 CAD in which the King pointed out that the abbreviation for "Lord" was "Ld" and not "L" as was shown on the patches. By the following morning the CO of the LdSH was wearing a pair of correct patches - cobbled together overnighty by one of his staff.
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I thought the "STRATHCONA'S" flash was only worn by officers.
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Old 05-05-08, 11:31 PM
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Clive has identified the event when compared with the LAC credit. The LdSH 5th Div patch came out of this inspection, as indicated.

Title: H.M. Queen Elizabeth talking with personnel of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Aldershot, England, 24 April 1942.
Location: Aldershot, England,
Date: April 24, 1942
Photographer: Audrain, Lieut. Laurie A., Photographer
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Jo, I believe you are correct in the id of the shoulder title. Other research indicates that the first coloured embroidered shoulder title was the single line STRATHCONA'S. Phil, all ranks wore this pattern for a period of time circa 1942. (I believe, but stand to be corrected, that the single line coloured embroidered shoulder title to be worn by the officers is a late war or post war practice.)
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... very nice photo Bill A...... J have a Lord Strathcona0s bage (marked Gaunt ) without the ' of the s : STRACHTONAS.... is a mistake?
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mufasa, please post an image.
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... the badge Bill A... i think that is too new!!!!..
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This is the visit to 5 CAD in which the King pointed out that the abbreviation for "Lord" was "Ld" and not "L" as was shown on the patches. By the following morning the CO of the LdSH was wearing a pair of correct patches - cobbled together overnighty by one of his staff.
I am coming across this thread a couple of years after it was started.

Do you know the date of the King's visit? I am assuming it was before 5 CAD left England for Italy. Just wondering when the switch from LSH to LdSH formation patches would have taken place. I am trying to determine which would have been the patch worn by the Strathcona's during the Italian Campaign.
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Hi Chris,
The patch you want is the LdSH pattern.
The photo details:
H.M. Queen Elizabeth talking with personnel of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Aldershot, England, 24 April 1942. Audrain, Lieut. Laurie A., Photographer
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Thanks for the reply, Bill.

I saw the date of the LAC photo, but was unsure if this was in fact "the" visit in question where the King pointed out the correct abbreviation for "Lord".
I have located a 5 CAD LdSH patch, but wanted to make sure it was the one worn during most of the Strathcona's action in Italy before picking it up. Thanks for confirming!


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Another point not noted previously..........the Brigadier is wearing a brigade bar over the divisional patch something not often seen in period photographs.
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