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Old 14-12-19, 06:34 AM
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Default Calgary Armoured Regiment

Recently received a relatives medals/Badges/Momentos. Calgary Regiment And BC Dragoons.

Looking for more info on the 14RCAR as Iíve been told it wasnít an official insignia and mostly likely acquired post war. What was the reason for this?

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Old 14-12-19, 12:55 PM
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Welcome to the Forum CIrwin85, your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 14-12-19, 01:37 PM
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Looking for more info on the 14RCAR as I’ve been told it wasn’t an official insignia and mostly likely acquired post war. What was the reason for this?
"Royal" designation wasn't bestowed until 2nd August 1945 ?
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Old 14-12-19, 03:37 PM
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That is correct Mike, and 1 CAB was disbanded prior to the granting of the Royal honour.
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Thanks again Bill.
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Old 14-12-19, 10:10 PM
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How common are the 14RCAR badges? Are we able to trace them to a single private manufacturer? Or were they commonly reproduced by many? And for what purpose? Post war recognition?
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