A scarce stamped brass Beret Badge for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in very good condition with fixing posts in place.
The badge is without maker marks and is slightly voided towards the top to provide a better fit to the beret.
The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Canadian Army formed in July 1942 during the Second World War; it served in Northwest Europe, landing in Normandy during Operation Tonga, in conjunction with the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 and in the airborne assault crossing of the River Rhine, Operation Varsity, in March 1945. After the end of hostilities in Europe, the battalion was returned to Canada where it was disbanded on 30 September 1945.
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