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Image of Canadian Voluntery Service medal and bar  - 1711/20/16

Canadian Voluntery Service medal and bar - 1711/20/16

Unmounted single Canadian Voluntery Service medal and bar and ribbon.

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Canadians Awarded the Victoria Cross -

Commemorative print of Canadians who were awaarded the Victoria Cross. This is first edition print #0167 and with original signature of Smoky Smith.

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Image of Capt Flavelle First World War Sam Browne Belt -

Capt Flavelle First World War Sam Browne Belt -

Dark brown leather Sam Browne belt with brass buckles and buttons. Machine manufactured. Belt is wider and curved at one end and slimmer and tapered at the other. Two parallel rows of 8 belt holes provide closure options. Bottom prong of belt buckle is missing. Leather strap attaches to belt at left hip crosses in front of body diagonally over the right shoulder (under epaulette) and crosses diagonally back to left hip on reverse side.

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Image of Capt. William Taylor  B65828 Wounded 10 Aug, 1944, Died of Wounds 11 Aug, 1944 - 1944/08/11

Capt. William Taylor B65828 Wounded 10 Aug, 1944, Died of Wounds 11 Aug, 1944 - 1944/08/11

Framed reproductions of Capt. Taylor's portrait, news paper obituary, grave marker, and medal. Memorial medal - silver cross with purple ribbon.

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Image of Captain J. E. Flavelle First World War Tunic - 1915/  /

Captain J. E. Flavelle First World War Tunic - 1915/ /

Green First World War era Captain's tunic from the 166th Battalion, CEF. QOR buttons on front and pockets. 2nd button from top is not a QOR button and was likely a replacement. 166th badges on each lapel. Epaulettes have green piping on edges and has a QOR button to fasten to tunic and three pipes of a Captain. Machine manufactured.

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Image of Captain RD Oatway MD, QOR Medical Officer June 1944-May 1945, Painted in Holland 1946 -

Captain RD Oatway MD, QOR Medical Officer June 1944-May 1945, Painted in Holland 1946 -

Coloured painting of an officer in uniform. Shirt brown with sleeves rolled to elbows. Dark brown tie and black belt.

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Image of Captain's Pips -

Captain's Pips -

Set of Captain's shoulder rank insignia also known as "pips"

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Image of Ceramic Mug -

Ceramic Mug -

Green ceramic coffee mug wih Victoria Rifles badge and "Jimmie" in white underneath.

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Image of Certificate of Appreciation - 1910/04/08

Certificate of Appreciation - 1910/04/08

Framed certificate of appreciation from QOR to Sir Henry Pellatt for service during the Great War. Writing framed in images of leaves on branches. Addressed to "Brigadier-General Sir Henry Mill Pellatt".

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Image of Certificate of Appreciation  -

Certificate of Appreciation -

Black and white Certificate of Appreciation to Bug. Maj Charles Swift from the members of the Bugle Band

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Image of Certificate of Merit - 1967/  /

Certificate of Merit - 1967/ /

Certificate of merit issued by the Canadian Confederation Committee of British Columbia and awarded to the First Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada for outstanding contributions to the British Columbia Centennial Celebrations of 1966 and to the Canadian Confederation Centennial Celebrations of 1967. Signed by W.A.C. Bennett, PC, Prime Minister and Honorary Chairman; G.R. Pearkes, V.C., Lieutenant Governor and Honorary Chairman; L.J. Wallace, ...

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Image of Certificate of Military Instruction - Equitation - 1916/01/15

Certificate of Military Instruction - Equitation - 1916/01/15

Lieut. G.A. Sampson QOR Certificate for the Royal School of Cavalry, 5th Day January 1916 - 15th Day January 1916

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Certificate of Military Qualification - / /

QOR Certificate of Qualification for Private G.A. Sampson

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Image of Certificate of Military Qualification - 1915/12/23

Certificate of Military Qualification - 1915/12/23

QOR Certificate of Qualification - Branch of Service, Infantry. For Lieut G.A. Sampson, 2nd Regiment Toronto.

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Certificates of Awards MGen Robert Rennie -

Black hard cover book with title on spine in gold. Book contains thick gray pages with attached certificates, letters, newspaper clippings, and documents about, and for, Robert Rennie. Also contains military service record documents. Documents date to the early 1900's.

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Image of Challenge Trophy Best Shot -

Challenge Trophy Best Shot -

Silver plated mug with lid and glass bottom. Lid has relief of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by "Elizabeth II DEI GRA BRIT OMN REG FID DEF"

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Change of Regimental Sergeant Major - 2011/04/20

Bi-fold program with red and green band down right side of cover; cap badge at top. Program for change of Reg. Sgt. Major from Chief Warrant Officer SCM Kelly to Chief Warrant Officer MT. Shannon. Inside left = Bio's for Kelly and Shannon. Inside Right = Itinerary for event. Back = Image of QOR in parade.

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Image of Coat of Arms - Pellatt of Toronto  -

Coat of Arms - Pellatt of Toronto -

Hand drawn coat of arms on cardboard. "DEVANT SI JE PUIS"

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Image of Coat of Arms - Pellatt of Toronto  -

Coat of Arms - Pellatt of Toronto -

Hand drawn coat of arms on cardboard. "DEVANT SI JE PUIS"

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Image of Col. J.G.K. Strathy Memorial Medal Collection -

Col. J.G.K. Strathy Memorial Medal Collection -

Collection of medals associated with Col. J.G.K.Strathy OBE, ED, CD with a photo. Frame made from ornate dark wood.

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Image of Col. Jack Lake CO QOR of Canada -

Col. Jack Lake CO QOR of Canada -

Shadow box with set of 8 medals, title plaque and photograph. Medals are: (L-R) The 1939-1945 Star; The France-Germany Star; The Defence Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; The War Medal 1939-1945; unknown; unknown;Canadian Forces Decoration

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Image of Col. Pitt's CF Green Uniform -

Col. Pitt's CF Green Uniform -

CF Green SD with M Gen Ranks

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Image of Col. Pitt's CF Greens  -

Col. Pitt's CF Greens -

Green CF SD Uniform with Abn regiment badging.

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Image of Col. Pitt's Work Dress Jacket  -

Col. Pitt's Work Dress Jacket -

CF Work dress jacket with Col ranks

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Image of Colonel Pitts CF Green Uniform -

Colonel Pitts CF Green Uniform -

Canadian Forces Green service dress uifrom. 4 pocket tunic with Colone rank on bottom of sleeve and QOR badges on epaulettes.

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Image of Colonels Service Dress Tunic and Pants -

Colonels Service Dress Tunic and Pants -

Colonel's khaki Service Dress tunic and pants. Missing pips and crowns, QOR metal shoulder titles. Has Second World War service ribbons, Cyprus ribbon, Confederation ribbon, and Canadian Decoration ribbon.

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Combat Boots -

MK1 combat boots. Black leather with rubber sole. Size 10.5F

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Image of Combat Hat -

Combat Hat -

Combat hat, dessert pattern with detachable neck scarf. Worn in Afghanistan by Sgt Chris Hinds.

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Image of Come Along Boys WWI British Recruiting Poster - 1914

Come Along Boys WWI British Recruiting Poster - 1914

First World War British Recruiting Poster Come Along Boys! Enlist Today Includes Quote from letter from General Horace Smith-Dorrien: "The moment the order comes to go forward, there were smiling faces everywhere."

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Image of Commander Commendation  -

Commander Commendation -

Picture frame with three documents; tan mating. Top document is a certificate with "Commander Commendation" awarded to Sergeant ER Howard. Below it is an image of 12 soldiers standing in an archway below an Afghan flag. Below that is a certificate awarded to "Sgt Edward Howard" for his support to the "Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team".

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Commanders' Commendation Sergeant E.R. Howard -

Black award album with the insignia of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in gold on the front cover with organizations name in French and English. Contains award of commender's commendation, and award of appreciation for Sergeant Howard's work with the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, a picture of a medal and troops in Kandahar, a picture of six miscellaneous medals, and a typed description of the banner presented to Sergeant Ted Howard.

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Commemorative Jubilee Pin of Queen Mary and King George V -

Metal (tin?) pin with two intersecting flags topped with a crown. Left flag has image of Queen Mary and King George V, right flag has the image of the Union Jack flag. Piece of black ribbon on reverse of pin to commemorate the death of King George V who reigned from 1910-1936. Medal is gold coloured and has pin on reverse. Stored in a red jewelry box with silk lining the interior.

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Image of Commemorative Plaque (Page of Remembrance -

Commemorative Plaque (Page of Remembrance -

Page of Remembrance for Pt Rifleman Ryan. p 435. Page laminated on wood backing.

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Image of Commemorative Plaque, Commonwealth War Graves Commission -

Commemorative Plaque, Commonwealth War Graves Commission -

Rifleman Sidney Stephen Ryan died on June 6, 1944 in BENY-SUR-MER Canadian War Cemetery, Revier, France.

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Commemorative Plate to Air Transport Command - 25 April 1970

Pewter commemorative plate presented to Air Transport Command "on the occasion retirement of the regular component of the regiment 25 April 1970" An engraved plaque is on the bottom edge. The rest of the edge says The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. In the centre is a Regimental cap badge on a stipled background. Sculptor name and address on the reverse.

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Commemorative Tea Spoon -

Commemorative silver tea spoon with QOR cap badge (King's crown) and Toronto written on the bowl. Sterling written on back of the neck.

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Image of Commission Scroll of Alan Edwin Sydney Redway - 1930/08/01

Commission Scroll of Alan Edwin Sydney Redway - 1930/08/01

Framed (silver frame with black mating) commission scroll under the name of George the Fifth signed by the Deputy Minister of National Defence.

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Image of Commission Scroll of James George Kirkpatrick Strathy - 1926/03/31

Commission Scroll of James George Kirkpatrick Strathy - 1926/03/31

Commission Scroll of James George Kirkpatrick Strathy. Signed by Deputy Minister of Defence and Bying of Vimy. Framed in 0.5 inch black wood frame.

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Image of Commission for Edgar H. Redway April 20, 1904 - 1904/04/20

Commission for Edgar H. Redway April 20, 1904 - 1904/04/20

Framed Commission Scroll belonging to Edgar H. Redway dated April 20. 1904.

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Image of Compass -

Compass -

Metal compass with clear cover including a latch to hold the lid closed and attached to compass base. Directional notches along the exterior of compass. Bob on side of compass for aligning compass with North. Liquid within interior of compass for balancing compass's direction component. Degrees of direction along edges of glass interior cover. Metal loop on exterior of compass base.

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Image of Corporal CM Bloomfield -

Corporal CM Bloomfield -

Shadow box with brown frame and green mating. At top is a small photograph of a soldier in a plain uniform/ shirt. Below is written "Corporal C.M. Bloomfield/ Queen's Own Rifles of Canada" in black font on white paper. Below is a set of five medals and one badge. Badge is black with red writing "Queen's Own Rifles". Medals include: (L-R) The 1939-1945 Star; The France and Germany Star; The Defence Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; The War M ...

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Correspondence between Professor G.H. Needler, and Henry K. Thorn. - 1935/03/

Two letters (00321.2 and 00321.3) typed between Needler (00321.2) and Thorn (00321.3). They discuss the 50th anniversary reunion of the Battleford Column Association and the souvenirs of Major JO Thorn which might be lent to Needler by Henry K. Thorn for the occasion. Dated March 1935

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Correspondence between Professor G.H. Needler, and Henry K. Thorn. - 1935/03/

Two letters (00321.2 and 00321.3) typed between Needler (00321.2) and Thorn (00321.3). They discuss the 50th anniversary reunion of the Battleford Column Association and the souvenirs of Major JO Thorn which might be lent to Needler by Henry K. Thorn for the occasion. Dated March 1935

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Image of Creully Sheet 37/18 -

Creully Sheet 37/18 -

Blue/Black/White map showing area south of English Channel. Label below map as "Original D-Day Invasion Map June 1944 - Carried by Lieutenant JC Auld Queen's Own Rifles.

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Image of Crochetted Guidon of QOR Badge     -

Crochetted Guidon of QOR Badge -

This guidon was presented by the Ladies of Toronto to the Queen's Own Rifle on 25th May 1863 and was used as the commanding officer's camp colour, 1871-1883. The original colour was rimson, the badge being green. The note above is signed July 5, 1904 Lieut. Col. W.D. Otter.

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Image of D-Day LT Respirator  - 1943/08/18

D-Day LT Respirator - 1943/08/18

Black rubber face mask with two clear eye pieces. White elastic straps attached to it and connected in the back with a small piece of canvas stamped with "No. L2 W&G 1943" Front of mask has filter attached to the proper left. Filter stamped with "18 August 1943" and "ExTC39".

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Image of D-Day LT Respirator Bag - 1943/08/18

D-Day LT Respirator Bag - 1943/08/18

Army green canvas bag with yellow (dirty) straps. Two metal connecting pieces on back. Long carrying strap fastened to metal ring on either side. Pocket on each side under strap fastened with snap. Metal fastener (strap with metal tip) used to close main flap. Two pockets inside; one unfastened pocket in the back lining, one pocket (for dimming compound) fastened with a snap on the bottom of bag. Strap inside. stitching and half a snap on bottom.

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Image of Death Penny - 1919

Death Penny - 1919

Bronze memorial disc produced in 1919 and distributed by the British Government to next of kin of all fallen service men and women of the First World War. They were paid for by German reparation money and were sent with a Memorial Scroll with a message from King George V.

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Decontamination Mitt -

Unused, dark green decontamination mitt with CW (chemical warfare) agent. Frent on reverse. NATO #4230-21-845-6695.

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Image of Decorative Plate -

Decorative Plate -

White plate framed in green pentagonal frame with red mating. Plate has gold lettering with "11 Juin 194408 Juin 1994" at top and "Le Mesnil Patry" at bottom. Label on the back has "Donated by Margaret Kingston in memory of Lt. David Kingston".

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Image of Defence medal - 1711/20/16

Defence medal - 1711/20/16

Unmounted single Defence medal and ribbon.

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Image of Desert CADPAT Uniform Tunic -

Desert CADPAT Uniform Tunic -

Desert Arid CADPAT Camouflage. Front chest Sgt. flash on right chest reads "Howard" in English and Pashtun. Flash on right upper sleeve pocket info red IR Canada flag. Flashes on left sleeve pocket, upper section provincial reconstruction team patch and under it flash for the International Security Assistance Force. Belonged to Srgt. Ted Howard.

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Image of Desert CadPat Jacket -

Desert CadPat Jacket -

Desert Canadian pattern (CadPat) jacket worn by Sgt Chris Hinds during Afghanistan deployment.

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Image of Diary of Rfn J.A. Forin No 3 Coy QOR -

Diary of Rfn J.A. Forin No 3 Coy QOR -

Brown soft cover book with sticker on front with title. Above title is an insignia with two crossed swords, three maple leafs and a crown. Inside are typed pages of the diary of Rfn JA Forin during his time with the QOR during the Riel Rebellion.

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Image of Diary of Rfn J.A. Forin No 3 Coy QOR -

Diary of Rfn J.A. Forin No 3 Coy QOR -

Brown soft cover book with sticker on front with title. Above title is an insignia with two crossed swords, three maple leafs and a crown. Inside are typed pages of the diary of Rfn JA Forin during his time with the QOR during the Riel Rebellion.

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Image of Dog Tags/ I Tags -

Dog Tags/ I Tags -

Two dog tags attached by a small metal chain. One round and one pentagonal. Both have "B63551/ Jackson R/ UC CDN/ CPL" on them.

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Dress Boots -

Black leather dress boots. Clark's desert boots style. Flat leather sole

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Image of Dress Captain's Epaultettes -

Dress Captain's Epaultettes -

Green Number 1 uniform rank epaulettes with metal QOR title badges on red felt, Captains pips (3 each|) on red felt, and QOR black buttons

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Image of Dress No 1 Trousers -

Dress No 1 Trousers -

One pair of Dress No. 1 black trousers

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Image of Dress Tunic of Major General M.S. Mercer -

Dress Tunic of Major General M.S. Mercer -

Rifle Green single breasted service dress tunic which belonged to Major General M.S. Mercer prior to the First World War. Tunic has red staff flashes on collar and cuffs. Has five black frog closures on Front. and black piping on collar and cuffs. Braided epaulette has one pip and one crown of a Lieutenant Colonel.

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Dress bush shirt -

Olive drab cotton shirt with 2 breast pockets and epaulettes.

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Image of Drum -

Drum -

Silver drum with Battle Honours. White, black, and red paint.

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Image of Drummers Bugle -

Drummers Bugle -

Copper Drummers Bugle with silver (?) mouthpiece, smaller version of the issue bugle was carried by drummers and played by them when drums were not required.

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Image of Durie Hat and Plume  -

Durie Hat and Plume -

White feather plume on a bicorner hat. One side is decorated with a button and cloth ribbon. Thicker bands of black ribbon also decorate this side.

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Image of Durie Paperweight -

Durie Paperweight -

Small glass paperweight with engraved back, showing the Durie Family crest and motto

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Image of Edgar Redway, South Africa Shadow Box - 1899

Edgar Redway, South Africa Shadow Box - 1899

Various items belonging to Edgar Redway related to his deployment to South Africa in 1899: - 1 QOR Cap badge - 3 Sepia photos of Capt Redway - 1 Red and blue New Years Eve tin with portrait of Queen Victoria - 1 Certificate of Discharge from South Africa Field Force

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Elgin Watch - 1906/ /

Small brass (or copper in gold plating) wrist watch. Thin leather strap. Watch dial has white background with Roman Numberals around edges and "Elgin" in small letters at the top of the dial. Bottom of the dial has small chronograph timer.

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Image of Elliot Dalton -

Elliot Dalton -

Framed chalk head and shoulders sketch of Lieutenant Colonel Elliot Dalton in wedge cap and dress uniform.

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Image of Ellis Cup  - 1861/10/12

Ellis Cup - 1861/10/12

Large silver shooting trophy. Front engraved "Ellis Cup, Range 300 yds won by Lt. Col Durie 12th Oct 1861". Trophy has a large handle and a hinged lid. Lid has boy sitting on a barrel attached.

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Image of Engraved Block -

Engraved Block -

Small metal block with engraving on top. Engraving of a bird in a circle with the word "CONFIDO" backwards along circle. Some blue ink around upper edges of block's sides.

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Image of Envelope from letter to QOR Commanding Officer from Buckingham Palace - 1932/12/31

Envelope from letter to QOR Commanding Officer from Buckingham Palace - 1932/12/31

Hand addressed to "the Colonel Commanding The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada". Postmarked in red (partially readable) "Official London 31 Dec 32". Also stamped in purple "Privy Purse, Buckingham Palace". A red embossed crown is on the back flap.

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Image of Eyeglasses worn by Lieutenant Colonel Durie -

Eyeglasses worn by Lieutenant Colonel Durie -

Pair of gold rimmed glasses with missing/no arms. Glasses in a brown leather case with raised centre to accommodate nose piece of glasses.

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Image of F Crook Bugle - 1930/  /

F Crook Bugle - 1930/ /

F Crook Bugle, made in Toronto, Canada. Inscription on bugle. Bugle cord attached is not the original, but was attached by the donor.

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FSSF Canada EM Collar disc -

FSSF Canada EM Collar disc

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FSSF Cross arrows EM collar disc -

FSSF Cross arrows EM collar disc

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