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The home divisions came to adopt distinguishing patches similar to those worn overseas; each was composed of two colours.1  The 8th Canadian Division combined the colours of the 4th and 5th Divisions.  The wide end of the Maroon triangle was always worn facing the wearer's front.2

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For further information, see the book DISTINGUISHING PATCHES by Clive M. Law, published by Service Publications.

Artifacts and photos courtesy of Bill Alexander.

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Notes

  1. Law, Clive M. Distinguishing Patches: Formation Patches of the Canadian Army (2nd Ed.) Service Publications, Ottawa, ON, 2008 ISBN 978-1-894581-50-9

  2. Falconer, D.W. Battery Flashes of W.W. II (D.W. Falconer, 1985) ISBN 0-9691865-0-9


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