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Old 28-04-18, 01:03 AM
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Found a great pair of Edmonton Regt titles and a cap badge. According to an article in the Loyal Edmonton Regt's journal "The Forty-Niner", this variation is attributed to the 2nd battalion in Canada from 1941-43. The cap badge appears to have a backing made from a canvas 1st Cdn Div formation patch. Oddly enough, even though I live in Edmonton, Edmonton Regt. items don't seem to appear in the local shops very often so I was quite pleased with this find.
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Great titles. Not often seen.
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Old 20-08-18, 11:57 AM
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Hi Steve, Can you post the attribution? Is the article recent? 2nd (Reserve) Battalions were not to wear coloured embroidered titles and were to wear the worsted slip-ons. And there was a lot of correspondence in LAC files about the issue of reserve Bn's requesting titles and being refused.
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Very nice
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"The Fortyniner" Issue No. 110 September 2011. The article was written by Captain Darby Whitebone. According to the article, the slip-on titles were worn for a few years by the 2nd Battalion and then were replaced by colored shoulder titles. I can go to the museum and do some research of my own.

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It would be good to see some supporting evidence for that. Some reserve battalions did wear coloured titles, contrary to edicts. (Edicts repeated, and repeated again.)
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Well Bill, I spent a bit of time at the LER museum today and spoke with a knowledgeable collector/volunteer and we were unable to find anything so far to support the claim that the 2nd battalion wore colored shoulder titles during the war. I did see some photos of the 2nd Bn at summer camp in 1940 wearing interesting combinations of wool and KD battle dress with metal shoulder titles and/or collar badges which wasn't supposed to happen as far I understand. None of the photos I found of the 2nd Bn showed the use of the slip-on titles either. More research needs to be done.
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Old 28-09-18, 12:46 PM
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Thanks Steve. This is one of the issues with collecting. When something is put out, it becomes a "fact" over time. But, there isn't anything to substantiate the theory.
The slip-ons were not issued until the late spring or summer of 1940, and then it took time for all units to get theirs. A further complication. The worsted slip-ons were initially only issued to the active service battalions, but not those overseas. So the 2nd Bn Edmonton Regt would not have slip-ons until circa 1942, when the wearing of such was relegated to the reserve battalions. This corroborates what you saw.
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