A nice un-issued British made Canadian Carleton & York Regiment embroided patse i.e glue backing shoulder title
This is a need example of a nice un-issued British made Canadian Carleton & York Regiment embroided shoulder title. The Carleton and York Regiment mobilized on 1 September 1939. It embarked for Britain on 9 December 1939. Lt.-Col. Ganong took it to England and had the distinction of heading the first Canadian battalion to set foot on English soil. After three and a half years, it participated in the invasion of Sicily in July-August, 1943, after landing in Sicily on 10 July 1943. In 3 September 1943, the Regiment participated in the invasion of the Italian mainland, as an assault battalion in the leading brigade, as part of the 3rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Infantry Division, fighting as part of the British 8th Army. From December 1943, until March 1945, the Carleton and York Regiment was engaged in a serious of intense and costly battles, including Ortona, the Gothic Line, and the Liri Valley. On 16 March 1945, it moved to North-West Europe as part of Operation Goldflake, where it fought until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 30 September 1945 This example is in a nice un-issued condition with a minor moth nip in the lower C.