Rank & Appointment Insignia

Chris Brooker's CEF Guide

Cap Badges


Corps & Services 1939-1945

Mounted Units 1939-1945

Collar Badges


 Metal Shoulder Titles

 Slip-On Shoulder Titles 

Buttons 1939-1945

Formation Patches
C.E.F. Troops  
1st Canadian Army

Canadian Military HQ

1st Canadian Corps

2nd Canadian Corps

Atlantic Command

Pacific Command

1st Canadian Division

2nd Canadian Division

3rd Canadian Division

4th Canadian Division

5th Canadian Division

6th Canadian Division

7th Canadian Division

8th Canadian Division

1st Armoured Brigade

2nd Armoured Brigade

3rd Armoured Brigade

Misc. & Foreign 1939-45  
Postwar .


Miscellaneous Insignia

Active Service Badges

Good Conduct Chevrons

Instructors Badges

Tank Badges
NCO Corps Badges
Service Chevrons
Wound Stripes
National Insignia

Special Distinctions


2nd Canadian Tank Brigade/Armoured Brigade Formation Insignia

Soldiers of the 2nd Canadian Tank Brigade (later redesignated Armoured Brigade) wore  "plain" formation patches in conjunction with regimental shoulder insignia unlike the 1st Tank Brigade.1 A Cross of Lorraine badge (pictured below) was also selected to be worn on the upper left sleeve by all ranks of the brigade on Service Dress and Battle Dress uniforms.  The badges don't appear to have been worn overseas, and being adopted in July 1942, few were issued.2

The diamond shaped formation patches were adopted in late 1942. 

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Images and artifacts courtesy Bill Alexander.


  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