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Old 10-01-12, 01:54 PM
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Default 2nd Special Service Company without CEF Cap Badge

I got this badge a little while ago in a trade. I'm very happy with it. It's maker marked Rosenthal Toronto.
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Old 10-01-12, 03:30 PM
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Nice badge. And rare. Good to see the mm on the reverse.
What is the history on the Special Service Companies? Weren't they to do guard duties in Cananda?
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Old 10-01-12, 03:38 PM
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Default Special Service Companies

I have the following note on Special Service companies.


Special Service Coys 1917-20
Thirteen companies formed from B & C medical categories-
to guard railways,prisoners of war,large dumps & supply depots.


Reading between the lines they must have served overseas, but I don't know for sure.

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Old 10-01-12, 05:24 PM
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It has also been my understanding that all the Special Service Companies were involved in guard duty. I found this on the CEF Study Group regarding this unit. "On 20 April 1918, the regimental title of the 2nd Battalion, 1 Central Ontario Regiment was changed to the 2nd Battalion, The Canadian Garrison Regiment, and it absorbed Number 2 Special Service Company. The new Battalion established its headquarters in the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto and had detachments located at vital points throughout Ontario. On 1 July it took over the duties of the Welland Canal Force which had been disbanded the previous day."

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Nice and rare!

The way I like it!
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Default Babin 36-2

Got this from the Etobicoke show last weekend!


Babin 36-2 with CEF on badge, Browning Copper, No maker mark.

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