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Black QOR shoulder flashes with "QOR of C" in red.

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Black rifle regiment lanyard; metal clip at one end.

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Triangular bayonet with scabbard (05087.3); bayonet fits on end if Snider enfield rifle (05087.1)

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Soup bowl with gold rim and bugle crest in dark green.

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Regimental soup plate with gold rim and dark green bugle crest

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Regimental dinner plate with dark green stripe inside from the rim and dark green bugle crest

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Black uniform collar

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1 pair of extensions (These are the small brass machined items that are used to extend the buttons on the Regimental Greens when cords are worn instead of boards on the shoulders.)

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A gold cigarette case, the interior is engraved. There is a Sawyer Stoll Lumber Co. business card inerted in the case - the back reads "Presented to me by Queen Mary with she was Col. in Chief of the Queen's Own Rifles at a luncheon at Marlborough House - London in 1945"

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Green militia tunic, with two front left and right breast pockets. Five buttons down front with a buckle along the bottom left. Left sleeve has 4 sewn badges; top = "Queen's Own Rifles", underneath are two chevrons. At the bottom of the sleeve is a circle badge with a sword on it. Right sleeve has the top three badges as well. Needle and thread tucked under flap of left breast pocket. Inside left pocket stamped in blue "Size 4" "Height 5'5 - 5'6" ...

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Image of 1876/12/26

1876/12/26

Hand written Document from the Crown. Commission from Queen Victoria for William Henry Boulton and Charles T Gillmor, Province of Ontario. Framed in 1.5 inch black and gold frame.

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Image of 1903/05/07

1903/05/07

Colour location Certificate, framed with off white matting. At top of certificate are paintings of 3 soldiers with images of calvary and cannons in the background. "Certificate Number 4379", written on top right corner. Awarded to Samuel Smythe on May 7, 1903, for his service in the Fenian Raids. Below certificate is typed paper explaining certificate.

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Image of 1910/05/23

1910/05/23

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Semi-Centennial Reunion and Historical Pageant Complimentary Banquet 1860-1910 given by Sir Henry Pellatt to Chief Tayoughsara President of Six Nation Agricultural Society and his band of chiefs and warriors consisting of Chief of Mohawk Tribe, Chief of Seneca Framed in black wood frame.

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1924/10/

Brass bugle. Includes inscription (See maker's mark)

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1935/01/13

Handwritten letter from R. Rennie to Kirkpatrick outlining some corrections to a document. As well as paper with handwritten corrections. Stored in the inside cover of 00202.1.

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1935/01/17

Letter to Brig. Gen JH Langton from General Manager for Canada outlining changes and corrections for the Semi Annual Reunion Program. Stored in the inside cover of 00202.1.

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Image of 1941/09/07

1941/09/07

Grey woolen scarf gifted to Lt. Col. Harry MacKendrick after his visit to the Royal Residence, Badminton, September 7, 1941. Knitted by Queen Mary. Housed in a wooden box with glass window. Note from Queen Mary included "For Colonel MacKendrick. Worked by Mary, Sept 7, 1941."

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1942/ /

Shell casing for a 25 Pdr. Large tube of metal, open on the top. Bottom is solid with engraving of manufacturers information. Dug up in Normandy 1994.

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1942/ /

Tall metal cylinder, hollow, with open top. Bottom has engraved manufacturers markings. Dug up in Normandy by John Fotheringham.

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1944/ /

Shadow box with three openings. Top is a silver QOR badge. Below is a silver cross with 5 medals placed below. L-R = The 1939-1945 Star; The France and Germany Star; The Defence Medal; The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; The War Medal 1939-1945. Below the medals is a label with "Rifleman Philippe Plante 1921-1944" Landed D-Day June 6, 1944. KIA June 11, 1944. At bottom is a write up on the D-Day events.

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1944/ /

Poster sized print. White ink on black paper depicting a map and war scenes. The settlements names on the map are: Berniers-sur-mer, Tailleville, Beny-sur-mer, Basly, Anguerny, and Anisy. The legend shows beach guns, anti-tank guns, field guns, medium guns, coastal guns, and "resistance nests". Designed and printed by CWO John Figa.

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Image of 1946/11/

1946/11/

Section of wooden landing craft. Wooden slats painted offwhite with "946" in red. Jagged edges; piece of Plexiglas screwed to front.

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Image of 1952/02/11

1952/02/11

Green wool trousers with two side pockets on left and right and one outer pocket along right leg with flap closure, as well as one on the back left with a flap closure. Four belt loops at the top an a three button front closure. Buttons along the inside of trousers to attach tunic to. Bottom cuffs have drawstring on them. Inside back pocket stamped "SIZE 4/ 5FT 5IN - 6IN", "Feb 11, 1952" and "W30-31/BREECH 35-36/ Maritime Pan MFG CO. LTD".

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Image of 1954/09/24

1954/09/24

Gold, silver and iron cigarette case with black exterior colour. Insignia of QOR of C on centre front of case. Signature of Reg. Pellatt on front centre in gold. Bottom of front reads "From 2nd Battalion Korea 1954" and "JK24". Inside of case has gold trap to keep cigarettes in place. Letter inside from Lt. Col to Col Pellatt describing gift.

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Image of 1964/01/30

1964/01/30

Black and white horn with leather plaque and flap attached to horn. Plaque reads "To Lt. Col "Moose" Jackson on his 43rd Birthday 3BN QOR of C 30 Jan 64. From his Subalterns" Made into instrument with hole drilled into top of horn.

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Image of 1996/06/06

1996/06/06

Letter from Sgt at Arm, House of Commons, M. Gen. Cloutier, date June 6, 1996. Letter to Mrs. Florance Bell, Etobicoke for presentation of page of remembrance. 435 for rifleman Ryan. Letter mounted on wood backing.

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1997/07/27

Hand Sized barre granite brick from old Legion. Serial Number #271

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Image of 1998/04/26

1998/04/26

Zippo lighter. Engraved with the following: SFOR to QOR Sgts.& WD's from A.R. Saunders 26 April, 1998

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2017/06/08

100th Anniversary 1960s Silver Snare Drum. 13.5 inches in height and 15.5 inches in width. Made by Ludwig Drum Co Chicago USA. Upper and lower rim made of wood with top green and bottom scarlet, Sides of silver with 8 screw attachements made of silver and the Battle honours, allied Regiments and the Regimental Capbadge embossed on the front of the drum. At the back is a Silver leg rest in the shape of a U. Top drum skin intact but bottom is broken ...

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Field Message Book -

Small leather bound book with leather clasp. Front inside pocket includes story of Cham Temple and name card. Pages filled with handwritten notes from Capt. Lilley

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Image of "Queen's Own" off for Valcartier Postcard - 1914/09/

"Queen's Own" off for Valcartier Postcard - 1914/09/

Sepia picture postcard of The Queen's Own Rifles marching with sloped arms down University Avenue to the old Union Station from the University Armouries. Crowds line the street on both sides - most of the men are wearing white boater hats. South African monument is visiable on the upper right. Series No. 1007

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Image of "Sawfly" Ballistic Eyeware -

"Sawfly" Ballistic Eyeware -

Black ballistic eyewear worn be all forces in Afghanistan. Solar shaded lenses and a black plastic frame. Arms of glasses are adjustable.

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Image of "To Battleford with the Queen's Own" - 1885/  /

"To Battleford with the Queen's Own" - 1885/ /

Legal size pages stapled in the upper left corner. Title typed on cover. Below title is red handwriting providing grading and commentary by teacher.Paper describes the events leading up to and including the Queen's Own Rifles participation in the Northwest Rebellion.

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"Wiley X" Gloves -

Gray gloves with plastic padding to protect knuckles. Appears to have been made from a combination of plastic and fabric. Breathable section at wrist has the letters "WX" representing the brand Wiley X. Adjustable strap at wrist with velcro. Letters "WX" also on adjustable strap.

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Image of .32 Cal Smith and Weston - 1859/  /

.32 Cal Smith and Weston - 1859/ /

1859 .32 Cal Smith and Weston revolver mounted on wooden stand with a .32 cal bullet. Carried in 1885 during the Northwest campaign by a Queen's Own Rifles Officer.

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15c WT Model -

Plastic model of a 15c WT truck. CZ 232510 painted in white on the truck door.

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Image of 166 Bn Flag -

166 Bn Flag -

Framed pennant of the 166th Battalion (Queen's Own Rifles), Canadian Expeditionary Force. Felt material with QOR 166th badge on left and red material for writing 166th QOR Battalion, CEF.

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166 Overseas Battalion Velvet Pillow -

Velvet beige pillow with the insignia of the 166 Overseas Battalion on the front in green with red writing. The pillow is trimmed in faded red silk. The back of the pillow has floral decorations stitched in matching beige thread.

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Image of 166th Battalion Silver Flatware Set -

166th Battalion Silver Flatware Set -

Eight piece silver plated flatware set consisting of five sizes of spoons, two sizes of forks and one dinner knife. All are stamped QOR 166 on the handles. All except the knife have 1399 scratched on the back of the handles.

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Image of 166th Bn CEF Cap Badge -

166th Bn CEF Cap Badge -

A 166th Batttallion Canadian Expeditionary Force Cap Badge.

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1860-1960 Commemorative Tile - 1960/ /

Pale green ceramic tile created for the regimental centenery. Emblazoned with the battle honours. Back has felt and a hanger.

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1860-1960 Commemorative Tile - 1960/ /

Pale green ceramic tile created for the regimental centenery. Emblazoned with the battle honours. Back has felt and a hanger.

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1862 Snider Enfield Rifle - 1862

1862 Snider Enfield Rifle; wooden barrel and butt; includes ram rod that screws in under barrel

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Image of 1880 Standing Orders Queen's Own Rifles - 31/03/1880

1880 Standing Orders Queen's Own Rifles - 31/03/1880

39 Page Standing Orders of Queen's Own Rifles of Canada issued in 1880 and with introduction by Lawrence Buchan, Adjutant

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Image of 1888 Rifle Match Trophy -

1888 Rifle Match Trophy -

Silver Plated trophy. Bowl with handles. Front of bowl has elaborate engraving with inscription. Bowl held up b stem and three carved rifles. Base simple with etching around rim.

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Image of 1889 Snider Amm. Ball  -

1889 Snider Amm. Ball -

Small rectangular package covered in brown paper; tied with thin white string. Stamped on front is "Cartridges S.A. Ball B.L. Snider Arm D.C. 1889"

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Image of 1891 Blanks  -

1891 Blanks -

Small package covered in brown paper and tied with a white string. On front is printed "Cartridges A. Rifleor Carabine B. L. BLANK D.C. 1891"

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Image of 1894 Standing Orders Queen's Own Rifles - 28/03/1894

1894 Standing Orders Queen's Own Rifles - 28/03/1894

32 page with green cover 1894 Standing Orders Queen's Own Rifles issued by Capt Malcolm Mercer, Adjutant

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Image of 1895 Victoria Rifles Shooting Trophy - /  /

1895 Victoria Rifles Shooting Trophy - / /

Elaborately engraved and decorated rifles cup. Silver plated. Front engraved with date, title, and winners. Rim and base of bowl elaborately decorated with swirls and leaves. Flowers and vines cover back and sides of bowl. Stem encircled with wreath. Base triangular, with side engravings, three pins and balls on each corner and three feet keeps base off substrate.

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Image of 1910 Picture Postcards - 1910/  /

1910 Picture Postcards - 1910/ /

11 black and white photograph postcards created during the 1910 trip to England. Three show soldiers marching through streets in service dress with rifles at the trail and swords at the slope. The remainder show the soldiers drilling in in wedgecaps and without tunics. Revserse has name of printer, "Postcard", "Correspondence", & "Address".

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1910 Reunion - 1939/01/06

Commemorative program for 80th birthday of Sir Henry Pellatt. Cover is heavy green, card stock.

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1914-1915 Star - 1914/ /

Bronze Star medal with crossed swords and crown surmounting the top star point. Ring attached to crown. Front of medal has a laurel wreath and the royal cipher "CV" at the bottom. Reverse has inscription: "9720 PTE H. SMITH 3/CAN. INF." On front there is also the year range "1914-1915" on a ribbon in the centre of the laurel wreath.

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Image of 1925 Standing Orders of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada - 1925

1925 Standing Orders of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada - 1925

77 page pocket sized Standing Orders of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada issued in 1925 and with introduction by Colonel Reginald Pellatt

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Image of 1939-1945 Star - 1711/20/16

1939-1945 Star - 1711/20/16

Unmounted single 1939-1949 Star medal and ribbon.

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1940's Officers Mess Kit -

Officer mess kit with vest, named Bernie Aaron. Manufacturer Beauchamp & How Toronto. 1940s vintage. Wool/cotton blend rifle green with red trim along collar and epaulettes, cuffs with scarlet wool with black embroidery in a cirpentiene fashio with 2 inch black braid making into a point for the cuff. . Epaulettes are missing gun metal pips. Vest in wool/cotton blend rifle green, four button closure in the front with two stomach pockets and black e ...

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Image of 1950's Tenor Drum -

1950's Tenor Drum -

Painted green, red, and black with battle honours attached.

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Image of 1952 Greens -

1952 Greens -

Green Uniform with box collar, QOR badging, and gold CPO chevrons.

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Image of 1970's Style Mess Kit.  - 1989/  /

1970's Style Mess Kit. - 1989/ /

1920s style mess kit which was made for Lieutenant Colonel Ed Rayment on 20/2/1989 who proposed the Regiment to adopt this style of mess dress. This style was not adopted by the Regiment. Made by House of Manchester. Tunic: Green wool barathea, collar and epaulettes trimmed with scarlet barathea, cuffs of red barathea wool with one inch black braid highlighting edges. Vest: Green barathea wool, edges highlighted with one inch black braid alon ...

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Image of 1st BN The Queens Own Rifles of Canada  - 1945

1st BN The Queens Own Rifles of Canada - 1945

Card with image of 6 rows of soldiers in uniform posed outside of a brick building with 6 square windows, and one arched window in the background. Under the image reads "1st BN The Queens Own Rifles of Canada; W.O.'S. SSGNTS and SGNTS; Germany 1945". On the back each soldiers name is listed.

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1st Battalion Queen's Own Rifles War Diaries June 1944 to May 1945 -

Green CD in white case with clear cover. Top of CD has "Queen's Own Rifles" in white, 3 insignias of the QOR of C, and the title in black lettering on right side of CD.

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Image of 1st Canadian Rifles Wooden Plaque -

1st Canadian Rifles Wooden Plaque -

Wooden wall plaque, picture of Horn, writing reads "1st Canadian Rifles."

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Image of 2 Cartoon Prints in One Frame  -

2 Cartoon Prints in One Frame -

1- St. Lawrence Hall, Canada - horse and buggy 2 - Foxy "Down Behind the Old St. Lawrence Hall" One print upper, one lower in frame.

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Image of 2 inch Mortar -

2 inch Mortar -

2 inch mortar tube and base with illumination round and HE round.

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Image of 201230 Private Walter Meakins Paybook -

201230 Private Walter Meakins Paybook -

Brown paybook. Cover is cardboard covered by canvass and glued/sewn into place. Contains 24 pages and one loose carbon copy sheet from the Toronto Recruit Depot. Inside pages have stamps and handwritten entries regarding personal details about Meakins (attestation details, family members, banking info, etc.) and payment details for service, certificate for training testa has been pasted in the military will section.

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Image of 255th Battalion Sewing Kit -

255th Battalion Sewing Kit -

Canvas sewing kit stamped 255th Bn C.E.F. - tied with twill tape. Contains two pieces of folded white fabric and 5 sewing needles located inside pockets.

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Image of 255th Bn CEF Collar Badge -

255th Bn CEF Collar Badge -

One metal 255th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force collar badge. Has two lugs but no pin.

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Image of 255th Major's First World War Service Dress Tunic -

255th Major's First World War Service Dress Tunic -

Green First World War era major's service dress tunic with 255 Battalion badges on both lapels. QOR buttons on jacket, pockets and epaulettes although not all buttons are original to garment - most notably top button. QOR Canada metal shoulder badges attached to both epaulettes. Green long service cloth bar sewn above left breast pocket.

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Image of 2881 Scarborough Rifles Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp 35th Annual Review - 2006/05/28

2881 Scarborough Rifles Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp 35th Annual Review - 2006/05/28

Two pages folded to make 4 page booklet. Front has "2881 Scarborough Rifles" Printed at top with QOR insignia underneath followed by "Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp/ 35th Annual Review". Reviewing officer - Colonel Richard L. Cowling CD, date - 1300 hours Sunday May 28, 2006 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258,45 Lawson Road, West HIll." Includes program, award winners and parade appointments.

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Image of 2881 Scarborough Rifles Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp 40th Annual Review - 2011/05/29

2881 Scarborough Rifles Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp 40th Annual Review - 2011/05/29

Two pages folded to make 4 page booklet. Front has "2881 Scarborough Rifles" Printed at top with QOR insignia underneath followed by "Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp/ 40th Annual Review". Reviewing officer - Colonel Lieutenant Colonel John M Fotheringham, date - 1300 hours Sunday May 29, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258,45 Lawson Road, West HIll." Includes program, award winners and parade appointments.

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Image of 2nd Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915 -

2nd Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915 -

Framed coloured print of the painting 2nd Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915 by R. Jack, 1917.

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Image of 40mm Artillery Shell Casing - 1944/  /

40mm Artillery Shell Casing - 1944/ /

Tall Metal casing (brass) with 40mm head attached.

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Image of 49 Pattern Great Coat -

49 Pattern Great Coat -

Khaki wool double breasted great coat with QOR buttons.

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49 pattern overcoat -

49 pattern overcoat; khaki wool overcoat, dated 1954, brass Canadian Army Buttons

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50th Anniversary of D-Day Commemorative Medal - 1994/ /

Commemorative medal of the 50th Annivesary of the D-Day landing present by the French government in 1994.

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