WWI era Algonquin Regiment Cap badge (lot #2)
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You are viewing the scans for a set of 3 browning copper WWI era Algonquin Regiment Cap badge and collars. Good solid badges, all with original lugs intact and in good
order. Made using a "stamping" method of production.
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The Algonquin regiment was founded in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario in 1900 as the 97th Regiment of Rifles. In 1903 they were renamed the 97th Regiment Algonquin
Rifles. They contributed the 122nd Battalion (Muskoka), the 159th Battalion (1st Algonquins), the 162nd Battalion (Parry Sound), the
228th Battalion (Northern Fusiliers), and the 256th
Battalion, to the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during WWI. In 1929 they became officially called the "Algonquin Regiment". On May 24th 1940 they were mobilized and served
in Canada in a home defense role as part of the 20th Infantry Brigade, 7th Canadian Division and in Newfoundland from 7 February 1942 to 6 February 1943. It embarked for Great Britain on 11 June 1943 and landed in France on 25 July 1944, as part of the 10th
Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division, and continued to
fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war.
On 4 May 1951, the regiment mobilized two temporary Active Force companies, designated "E" and "F" Companies. "E" Company
was reduced to nil strength when its personnel were absorbed into the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion (later the 3rd Battalion, The Canadian Guards) for service in Germany with NATO. It disbanded on 29 July 1953. "F" Company was initially
used as a reinforcement pool for "E" Company. On 15 May 1952, it was reduced to nil strength when its personnel were absorbed by the newly formed 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion (later the
4th Battalion, The Canadian Guards) for service in Korea with the
United Nations. "F" Company disbanded on 29 July 1953. The regiment contributed an aggregate of more than 20% of its authorized strength to the
various Task Forces which served in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2014.