21st Army Group HQ arm badge, Canadian
Date of Creation1943-1945
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
CreatorBritish Army [issued by]
Place of CreationUnited Kingdom
DescriptionShield shaped embroidered badge blue cross on red shield.
Measurements7.5 x 5.3 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society in 1993 by Maurice Smith.
The donor wore the badge during his military service. He served in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry regiment in 1944 during the invasion of Italy before joining the the First Canadian Army during the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945. He was then attached to the British Army and transferred to Paris, France to work on movement control as part of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Maurice Smith
NoteThe 21st Army Group comprised the British Second Army and First Canadian Army operating in Northern France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany.