C052481 ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS TUNIC.

BACKGROUND: The regiment was placed on active service on 6 August 1914 for instructional and camp administration duties. On 14 September 1914 the regiment mobilized The Royal Canadian Dragoons, CEF, which embarked for England on 3 October 1914. On 5 May 1915 it disembarked in France, where it fought dismounted in an infantry role as part of Seely's Detachment (really the Canadian Cavalry Brigade), 1st Canadian Division. On 24 January 1916, it remounted and resumed its cavalry role as part of the 1st Canadian Cavalry Brigade with whom it continued to fight in France and Flanders until the end of the war. 

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: British 5-button pattern tunic. Khaki wool tunic with a five brass button front that leads to a lay down collar where there are two hooks and eyelets present. There is a pair of pleated, breast pockets with button flaps and large hip pockets, also with button flaps. Original paper label is dated for 1918. RCD buttons (removable) and insignia. Sergeantís stripes, RCD brass shoulder titles & lanyard. Chest size is roughly 38". Nice tunic. Scarce!

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $2,380.00

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