WW2 Voltigeurs de Quebec cap badge

          VOLTIGEURS DE QUEBEC

                        1885

FORCE A  SUPERBE MERCY  A FOIBLE

Has marks on back 'Scully Ltd' and 'Montreal'

KC pattern, 'second die'.

No lugs.

 

Details of Les Voltigeurs de Québec and details of Le Régiment de Québec were called out on service on 26 August 1939 and then placed on active service on 1 September 1939, as Les Voltigeurs de Québec, CASF (Details) and Le Régiment de Québec (Mitrailleuses), CASF (Details), for local protection duties. These details were disbanded on 31 December 1940. Details of Les Voltigeurs were again called out on service on 1 January 1941, as Details of 1st (Reserve) Battalion, Les Voltigeurs de Québec, and were disbanded on 5 April 1941.

The regiment mobilized the 1st Battalion, Les Voltigeurs de Québec, CASF, on 10 May 1941. It was converted to armour and redesignated the 24th Army Tank Battalion (Les Voltigeurs de Québec), CAC, CASF, on 26 January 1942. It was redesignated the 24th Reconnaissance Battalion (Les Voltigeurs de Québec), CAC, CASF, on 22 May 1942 and the 24th Reconnaissance Regiment (Les Voltigeurs de Québec), CAC, CASF, on 8 June 1942. On 16 January 1943, it was reconverted to infantry and redesignated the 1st Battalion, Les Voltigeurs de Québec, CASF. It served in Canada in a home defence role as part of the 17th Infantry Brigade, 7th Canadian Infantry Division. It embarked for Britain on 23 July 1943, where it provided reinforcements to units of the Canadian Corps in the field until it was disbanded on 1 November 1943.

Details of Le Régiment de Québec were called out on service on 26 August 1939 and then placed on active service on 1 September 1939, under the designation Le Régiment de Québec (Mitrailleuses), CASF (Details), for local protection duties.41 The details called out on active service were disbanded on 31 December 1940. The regiment subsequently mobilized the 1st Battalion, Le Régiment de Québec, CASF, on 18 March 1942. This unit served in Canada and in a home defence role as part of the 15th Infantry Brigade, 7th Canadian Infantry Division and in Newfoundland on garrison duty. The battalion was disbanded on 22 December 1945 following the cessation of hostilities.

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