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Object ID # 1993.044.010
Object Name Cap, Military
Title Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Uniform (1952-1960)
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1952
Year Range to 1960
Made Muir Brand
Place of Origin Toronto, Ontario
Description A peaked cap which is part of a man's Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps uniform, 1952-1960. It is a black woolen-topped cap, with a maroon-coloured band. There is a clear plastic lining over a reddish-coloured lining and logo for "THE MUIR BRAND FOR QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP 51 SIMCOE ST. TORONTO CANADA". It has a brown leather headband. There is a shiny black visor, with black strapping above the visor. There are two brass side buttons which have Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps insignia incorporating a crown above 2 crossed lines (caduceus) which have 3 maple leaves spaced between them.
There is a detachable cotter pin-style cap badge (hat badge) which has insignia for the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.
Provenance Captain Fred Armstrong (DFC, CD) wore this uniform at the Owen Sound Armouries in the past. He was a member of the 19 Field Ambulance, which eventually was phased out.
Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Wool/Plastic/Thread/Brass/Dye
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Armstrong, Fred
Subjects Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps