mike y

Canadian Tanker ID Bracelet

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Looking for some info on this one

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The reverse 

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The front is an enamel "Sweetheart" type version of the RCAC badge used during the Second World War; it was generally used as a cap badge for those soldiers in training not yet assigned to a specific regiment.

 

 

 

Cheers

Larry

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Thanks for the reply. I know what the enamel is a design of. Im looking more for the regiment and possibly info on the soldier. Also Im wondering if these ID bracelets were more so used by officers..... Sorry, Ishould have specified that in my original post

Speaking of the enamel... here's a better photo of it  

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Short of tracing the members service number and name, I feel it would be hard to place a Regiment to it.

 

I feel this was a "sweetheart' gift....though the inclusion of the service number is unusual.....

 

 

Cheers

Larry

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It's a larger size, fits my wrist. I've seen Canadian ID bracelets that have been field recovered before, one of them being on the show War Junk. Many of them look like this one, several without the "fancyness" I'm inclined to think that this is an actual ID bracelet and not a sweetheart, but I do welcome others opinions 

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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

I agree that it is probably an ID, not a sweetheart.  Of course, bracletes were private purchase, so there were no rules as to form or size.

The serial number prefix 'B' means an enlistment from Military District 2, headquatrered in Toronto and extending up through central Ontario, so could be Ontario Reg't or one of the other central Canadian armoured units.  Or not: I'm not at all clear for WWII how much moving around recruits went through between basic training and assigment to their units.  

The serial number does not turn up in the CWGC list of casualties for 1939-1947.

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Thank you Peter. I may look further into the Ontario regiment. Hopefully I can find something. 

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I'm not sure how accessible WWII records are, as my Cdn interests are Great War, but the serial string may help.  In WWI, blocks of numbers were asigned to regiments and I assume the same was true in WWII, so the first few digits - probably first three- may ID the unit in which your man enlisted.  The Queen's York Rangers and GG's Horse Gurad were, I think, the only other MD2 armoured unit, as the 1st Husasar were London based [MD 1]

Good luck!

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Thank you Peter. I'm wondering if anyone has Clive Law's book and could possibly weigh in on what this ID number was actually associated with 

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