Slip-On Shoulder Titles 1939-1945

Regulations at the start of the Second World War forbade the wear of any kind of insignia, save slip on shoulder titles.  These titles were adopted by some of the overseas units of the Canadian Army.  In 1941, the overseas units began to wear embroidered shoulder titles, and the slip-ons were, officially, relegated to Reserve units in Canada only.  The slip-on titles came to be produced in Khaki Drill material as well. 

The slip-ons were worn on Battle Dress, on each shoulder strap.  Officers did not wear them as it would have obscured the rank insignia, though some officers appear to have worn them sewn to the upper sleeve.

The slip-ons appeared in two styles, a wide style (Canadian production) and a narrow style (English construction) and were either attached by means of two cloth loops sewn to the back (the wider Canadian style), or else a cloth sleeve.

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Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps title, narrow style with cloth sleeve attachment.

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Double-loop attachments on the wide style Canadian version..

This is by no means a complete list, rather, it is a catalogue of some types that are known to have existed.  Some units had more than one style of lettering on their slip-ons.

Royal Canadian Artillery
(British Manufacture)
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(Canadian manufacture)
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Images courtesy of Bill Alexander

Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers
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Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
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Images courtesy of Bill Alexander

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
sliprcasc.jpg (79568 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
sliprcamc.jpg (18378 bytes)
sliprcamc1.jpg (16828 bytes)
Images courtesy of Bill Alexander
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Canadian Dental Corps
slipcdc.jpg (43585 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
sliprcoc.jpg (33691 bytes) sliprcoc1.jpg (33025 bytes) sliprcocc.jpg (20565 bytes)

Images courtesy of Bill Alexander

Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A BADGE WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS CORPS

Canadian Technical Training Corps


IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A BADGE WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS CORPS

Royal Canadian Army Veterinary Corps


Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps
sliprcapc.jpg (3553 bytes)

Corps of Military Staff Clerks
slipcmsc.jpg (21626 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Canadian Postal Corps

Canadian Chaplain Service

Canadian Forestry Corps
slipcfc.jpg (19372 bytes)
Canadian Parachute Corps

IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A BADGE WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS CORPS
Canadian Officers Training Corps

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Veterans Guard of Canada

(Initial red/yellow issue)
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(Standard melton and KD issue)
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Images courtesy of Bill Alexander

Canadian Provost Corps
(British and Canadian manufacture)
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(Canadian manufacture
with company designation added)

slipproc.jpg (29312 bytes)
Images courtesy of John Cameron's "Canadian Military Police" website



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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

Other numerals, according to CAROs, included
11,12,13,14,15,16,17, 20, 21,22, and 23

Canadian Intelligence Corps

IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A BADGE WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS CORPS
Canadian Armoured Corps
slipcac.jpg (18374 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

sliprcac2.jpg (8716 bytes)        sliprcac.jpg (7060 bytes)

Two seperate collectors sent me scans of this badge.

However, the Canadian Armoured Corps was not granted the Royal prefix until August 1945.
If anyone can shed any light on when this badge was issued, and to whom, it would be greatly appreciated.

CANADIAN MOUNTED TROOPS
(UNITS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

The British Columbia Dragoons
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
15th Alberta Light Horse


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Left Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

1st Canadian Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment

IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A BADGE WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS REGIMENT

First Hussars
slip1h.jpg (18087 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Fort Garry Horse
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
14th Canadian Hussars 14th Canadian Light Horse
slip15clh.jpg (21525 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
slippldg.jpg (8983 bytes)
The Governor General's Horse Guards
slipgghg.jpg (20774 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
sliplsh.jpg (23749 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Manitoba Mounted Rifles
19th Alberta Dragoons
slip19.jpg (22269 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Prince Edward Island Light Horse The Royal Canadian Dragoons
sliprcd.jpg (8350 bytes)
2nd Armoured Car Regiment
slip2ac.jpg (22625 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
2nd/10th Dragoons
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars


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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

7th/11th Hussars
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse

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Leftmost Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

  6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars (Armoured Car)
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
12th Manitoba Dragoons
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
 

CANADIAN INFANTRY CORPS
(UNITS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

The Algonquin Regiment


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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) (M.G.)
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Argyll Light Infantry (Tank)

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The Battleford Light Infantry

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The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles)


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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

The Brockville Rifles

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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Calgary Highlanders

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The Calgary Regiment (Tank)

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The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.)
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Canadian Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (M.G.)
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Canadian Grenadier Guards

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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Canadian Scottish Regiment (M.G.)
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Cape Breton Highlanders

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The Carleton and York Regiment

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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles

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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Edmonton Fusiliers (MG)
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Edmonton Regiment
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Elgin Regiment


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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

The Essex Regiment (Tank)


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The Essex Scottish

(British Manufacture)
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
48th Highlanders of Canada
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Images courtesy of Bill Alexander
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Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke


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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

Fusiliers du St. Laurent


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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

Les Fusiliers Mont Royal
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Garrison Battalion The Governor General's Foot Guards
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Grey and Simcoe Foresters
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Halifax Rifles

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The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment

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Images courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Highland Light Infantry of Canada
sliphli.jpg (24196 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment)
sliprf.jpg (18676 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Irish Regiment of Canada (M.G.)

slipir.jpg (21485 bytes)sliped.jpg (12579 bytes)
Left image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Kent Regiment (M.G.) The King's Own Rifles (M.G.)

slipkor.jpg (43950 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Lake Superior Regiment
sliplsr.jpg (74745 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Haltot Regiment)

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Images courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Manitoba Mounted Rifles

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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Manitoba Volunteer Reserve

IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A BADGE WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS UNIT

The Middlesex and Huron Regiment
slipmidd.jpg (22871 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham)
slipmid.jpg (21011 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The New Brunswick Rangers

slipran.jpg (20258 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The New Brunswick Regiment (Tank)

slipnbtank.jpg (22138 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (M.G.)


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Left image courtesy of Bill Alexander

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Ontario Regiment (Tank)
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slipontc.jpg (16619 bytes)
Images courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Oxford Rifles
slipox.jpg (3142 bytes)
The Pacific Coast Militia Rangers

IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A BADGE WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS UNIT

The Perth Regiment (M.G.)
slipperth.jpg (3084 bytes)
The Pictou Highlanders
slippic.jpg (21545 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers
slippab.jpg (7892 bytes)
The Prince Albert Volunteers
slippa.jpg (22208 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Prince Edward Island Highlanders
slippei.jpg (20787 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Prince of Wales' Rangers (Peterborough Regiment) (M.G.)
slippwr.jpg (7499 bytes)
The Prince Rupert Regiment (M.G.)

IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A BADGE WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS UNIT

The Princess Louise Fusiliers (M.G.)

slippl.jpg (21366 bytes)slipplf.jpg (10704 bytes)

Left image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (M.G.)
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
slipcamh.jpg (50088 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
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The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada


slipqor.jpg (21331 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander

The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (M.G.)


slipqyr.jpg (22723 bytes)
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Images courtesy of Bill Alexander

Le Regiment de Chauteauguay (Mit)


slipchat.jpg (7531 bytes)

Le Regiment de Gaspe-Bonaventure

IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A BADGE WAS PRODUCED FOR THIS UNIT

Le Regiment de Hull

sliphullkd.jpg (20357 bytes)sliphu.jpg (6941 bytes)

Left image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Le Regiment de Joliette
slipjol.jpg (7583 bytes)
Le Regiment de la Chaudiere (Mit)
slipchaud.jpg (7299 bytes)
Le Regiment de Levis
sliplevis.jpg (21234 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Le Regiment de Maisonneuve
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Le Regiment de Montmagny

slipmontkd.jpg (25234 bytes)slipmont.jpg (7459 bytes)

Left mage courtesy of Bill Alexander
Le Regiment de Quebec (Mit)
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Le Regiment de St. Hyacinthe
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Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Le Regiment du Saguenay The Regina Rifle Regiment
slipreg.jpg (19281 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Rocky Mountain Rangers
sliprmr.jpg (18039 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Royal Canadian Regiment

sliprcr.jpg (43281 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)
sliprhli.jpg (21249 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Royal Montreal Regiment (M.G.)

sliprmon.jpg (21951 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Royal Regiment of Canada

sliprrc.jpg (6464 bytes)
The Royal Rifles of Canada Royal 22e Regiment
slipvand.jpg (7288 bytes)
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

sliprwr.jpg (23313 bytes)sliprwrkd.jpg (11447 bytes)
Left image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The St. John Fusiliers (M.G.)
slipstjn.jpg (21605 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.)
slipsli.jpg (19459 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment (M.G.)

slipssm.jpg (21245 bytes)slipssmkd.jpg (11669 bytes)

Left image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Scots Fusiliers of Canada

slipscot.jpg (20830 bytes)slipscotr.jpg (11546 bytes)

Left image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
slipsea.jpg (21790 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment

slipsher.jpg (40050 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Sherbrooke Regiment (M.G.)
slipsherr.jpg (24378 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The South Alberta Regiment
slipsar.jpg (21334 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The South Saskatchewan Regiment

slipssr.jpg (4447 bytes)tslipssrkd.jpg (12650 bytes)
The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders
slpsdg.jpg (22448 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Three Rivers Regiment (Tank)
slipthr.jpg (23891 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.)
sliptor.jpg (42265 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Victoria Rifles of Canada
slipvrc.jpg (20790 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
Les Voltigeurs de Quebec
slipvolt.jpg (43011 bytes)
Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Westminster Regiment (M.G.)
slipwest.jpg (18073 bytes)
slipwestkd.jpg (24681 bytes)
Images courtesy of Bill Alexander
The West Nova Scotia Regiment
slipwnsr.jpg (22148 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
The Winnipeg Grenadiers (M.G.)
slipwg.jpg (22212 bytes)
The Winnipeg Light Infantry (M.G.)
slipwgr.jpg (22298 bytes)

Image courtesy of Bill Alexander
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Veterans Guard of Canada troops, wearing the special yellow on red slip on.
National Geographic Society photo (J. Baylor Roberts)

MILITARY DISTRICT BANDS

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According to Chris Brooker's book THE STANDARD CATALOGUE OF CANADIAN ARMY BADGES 1855 TO DATE, BOOK 3 (The Band Branch), the bands of  District Depots adopted melton slip ons (to date no KD versions have surfaced).  All were identical, save for the number - the following numbers are listed in Brooker's book

1, 1A, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A, 10, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 13A

These numbers corresponded to the Military District the band was located in (there was no MD numbered 8 or 9 during this period).


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