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24th Canadian Reserve Battalion Cap badge ?


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lucycutler

Good morning all.

Bit of a hypothetical question this.  According to the Canadian Archives, the 24th Can Reserve Battalion was formed progressively from January 1917, from various other units, (namely 11th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 172nd Battalion, 143rd Battalion and 231st Battalion) until it was itself absorbed by 1st Canadian Reserve Battalion in May of 1917.

My question is this.  Did the 24th Reserve have its own cap badge or did it use the badge of one of the constituent units or indeed a 'generic' cap badge if there was such a thing?  I have found images for the badges of all the other units involved but nothing for the 24th Reserve. 

 

Possibly allied to this question (and this is a real long-shot), does anybody recognise the cap badge in the photo?  Apart from it being Canadian of course.  Also, does the landyard and/or swagger stick have any significance ?

Finally, 5AT is written on the bottom right hand corner of the picture.  Does that have any significance at all ?  Apologies for the picture quality btw, I only have this scanned image.

Any help or thoughts very much appreciated. 

 

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The lanyard was almost universal and was usually attached to a clasp knife in the breast pocket. Likewise the swagger stick was common for walking out.

I suspect the 5AT is a photographers reference for future orders.

 

Simon

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lucycutler
9 minutes ago, mancpal said:

The lanyard was almost universal and was usually attached to a clasp knife in the breast pocket. Likewise the swagger stick was common for walking out.

I suspect the 5AT is a photographers reference for future orders.

 

Simon

Thank you Simon, I was beginning to think on those lines.  :( 

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