badge, formation, Canadian, 1st Canadian Corps Artillery, 2nd Canadian Corps Artillery

Catalogue number
  • INS 283
Department
Exhibits
Materials
  • Backing: cloth, black
  • whole: woollen cloth
Dimensions
  • whole: Height 56 mm, Width 79 mm
Alternative names
  • full name: badge, formation, Canadian, 1st Canadian Corps Artillery, 2nd Canadian Corps Artillery
  • simple name: badge, Canadian
Category
uniforms and insignia

Physical description

A dark blue horizontal lozenge on which embroidered a full width red zig-zag.

History note

Associated units: 1st Survey Regiment & 2nd Survey Regiment & 6th Anti-Tank Regiment & 7th Anti-Tank Regiment & 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment & 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment) & 6th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

History note

The badge. Red and blue are the Artillery colours and the zig-zag an Artillery motif. The zig-zag design appears to be a simplified variant of the patch worn by the Canadian Corps Heavy Artillery during 1914-1918. Although apparently on a 2nd Corps blue diamond, this same design of badge was also worn by 1st Corps Artillery up to around November 1943 before being adopted by 2nd Corps Artillery. For additional notes on 1st and 2nd Corps Artillery badges, see INS 104 and 279. Formation history: for a summary history of 2 Corps, see INS 8.

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