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Old 25-10-07, 20:46
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Default Re: Vehicle Markings 1940-1945

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Originally posted by Wigger K. F. van der Horst
Especially I'm searching for the numbers: 55, 68 and 69. I need the numbers for identification of photos, made in 1945 during the liberation of Nunspeet on May 19th 1945 - and a Parade in Utrecht on June 6th 1945, in the Netherlands.
Wigger;

From the parade in Utrecht on 6 June 1945 to mark the anniversary of the landings on D-Day by the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division:

vehicles of the 7th Reconnaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars), C.A.C., the divisional reconnaissance regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, note the AoS serial '41' -

Caption: General H.D.G. Crerar taking the salute at a parade of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on the first anniversary of D-Day, Utrecht, Netherlands, 6 June 1945
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Date(s): June 6, 1945 , Place of publication: Utrecht, Netherlands
Credit: Lieut. Donald I. Grant / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-135986
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired
Reference Numbers
Copy negative: PA-135986
MIKAN No. 3204004




Although no vehicles are showing in the next photo, it is of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, whose AoS serial was '55' -

Caption: Infantrymen of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles taking part in a 3rd Canadian Infantry Division parade on the first anniversary of D-Day, Utrecht, Netherlands, 6 June 1945
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Date(s): June 6, 1945 , Place of publication: Utrecht, Netherlands
Credit: Lieut. Donald I. Grant / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-136001
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired
Reference Numbers
Copy negative: PA-136001
MIKAN No. 3204479




and regarding your "I'm searching for the numbers: 55, 68 and 69" - for the three Canadian infantry divisions, the following AoS serials were allotted:

for the 1st Cdn Inf Div:

in the 1st Cdn Inf Bde:
'55' - The Royal Canadian Regiment

in the 3rd Cdn Inf Bde:
'68' - 1st Battalion, The Carleton and York Regiment
'69' - 1st Battalion, The West Nova Scotia Regiment

for the 2nd Cdn Inf Div.

in the 4th Cdn Inf Bde:
'55' - 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Canada

in the 6th Cdn Inf Bde:
'68' - 1st Battalion, The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
'69' - 1st Battalion, The South Saskatchewan Regiment

for the 3rd Cdn Inf Div

in the 7th Cdn Inf Bde:
'55' - 1st Battalion, The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

in the 9th Cdn Inf Bde
'68' - 1st Battalion, The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders
'69' - 1st Battalion, The North Nova Scotia Highlanders

Hope this helps.

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