Canadian Uniform question - shoulder insignia

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Steve Haitch, Jun 30, 2021.

  1. Steve Haitch

    Steve Haitch Member

    I have a number of pictures of my grandfather in uniform during and after World War 2.

    This one puzzles me, and I have searched, and I'm usually able to figure these things out.

    Would anyone be able to tell me what is the significance of the cross or shield shoulder insignia on the left shoulder in this picture?

    Could this be a post World War 2 patch for the Canadian Postal Corps, or a reserve unit?

    Any thoughts appreciated.
    Harold B. Horn in uniform end of war.jpg
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  2. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    The patch is the 21st Army Group. The First Canadian Army was part of the 21st Army Group, commanded by Field Marshall Montgomery

    Officer’s and men assigned to units of the 21st Army Group General Headquarters and Line of Communication Troops would have worn this patch

    Here’s a photo of an original patch off a Canadian Uniform.. You can find these patches in various sizes a nd shapes, as many were “locally” made.



    Here’s the make up of the 21st Army Group from D Day forward

    Last edited: Jun 30, 2021
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  3. Bedee

    Bedee Well-Known Member

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