Provost Corps and VG of CdaJuly 3 2007 at 1:49 PM
|Ken Joyce |
May not be what some would call an exciting organization however...In addition to my last message below, I also came across this info...
9 November 1940
Approval has been given for a specialized cloth shoulder title issued to CASF Companies VGofC and to be worn by OR's. The title will be scarlet cloth, about "1 wide, the letters VGC embroidered thereon in yellow. They will be worn on shoulder straps.
This is interesting because No. 4-B Company VGofC is presented on 22 Feb 41 with shoulder titles which are described as being fully worded??
Cap and Collar BadgeGO 261/1940
Aheraldic lion rampant standing upon a scroll inscribed "Veterans Guard of Canada" In gilt for officers and brass for OR's H 1 7/8 inches by W 1 7/16 inches. Collar H 1 3/8 inches by W in proportion. Officers wear a scarlet and gold whistle cord.
Old message regarding Provost Corps at Internment Camps...
I was researching info on POW and refugee camps in Quebec and came across a similar mention of cap badge backings as I had found in other WD's. Inthis case it was Provost Corps...
22 June 41, Provost Corps red backing "has been adopted as a Regimental practice" reinforcing what Micheal stated.
For those interested in Provost Corps, I also came across the following mention of Lanyards...
10 June 1941 Circular Letter No. 34/41 CARO 932
...may be obtained from Hudson's Bay Company at 30cents, each in dozen lots or 35 cents each ordered with whistle clips.
...to be worn on left shoulder, other lanyard to be discarded as of 1 Aug 41.
...New lanyards available through Canadian Cord and Tassle Company, 54 Wellington St. W. Toronto.
Anyway thought someone might be interested,
|July 3 2007, 2:00 PM |
Is possible the order for the yellow and scarlet slip ons abbreviated the title, but did not intend for the actual slip-ons to have anything but the full name?
i.e. the abbreviation was for the purpose of the memo, not for the purpose of describing the actual embroidery?
VGC cloth insignia
|July 3 2007, 3:02 PM |
I went through my research notes and those received from one of two of the most noted collectors and writers on the VGC and POW issues in Canada, and at no time was the Veterans Guard shoulder flash used in abbreviated form.
There were at least 10 variations of the VGC SFs from the Home Guard through the VGC slip-on variants but no abbreviated form.
|July 4 2007, 7:58 AM |
The document is very clear as to what was supposed to be done on the original concept, the "Letters" VGC. While the other document actually spells out, "Veterans Guard of Canada". So its my opinion that something changed and the original concept was simply replaced by a concept that was fully worded.
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