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Object ID # 2014.047.008
Object Name Badge, Military
Title Shoulder Flash
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1945
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Canada
Description One of two matching, stiffened, navy-blue fabric shoulder flashes. It is printed with: "4 P.L.D.G." (Princess Louise Dragoon Guards) in white. It has an arched shape.
Provenance Manufacturer unknown. Dates to between 1942 and 1945.

Belonged to Hudson Byers of Normanby Township, Grey County. He enlisted in 1942 with the Fourth Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, which was an armoured unit. Trooper Byers served in England, Sicily, Italy, France and Holland. He returned to Normanby Township in 1945.

Last owned by his son and daughter-in-law, Bernie and Patti Byers of Port Elgin, Bruce County.
Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Textile/Cotton/Dye/Ink
Dimensions W-9 L-2 D-0.1 cm
Found Port Elgin, Bruce County
People Byers, Hudson
Subjects Insignia
Military personnel
Military uniforms

World War II
Function Intended to be affixed to the upper shoulder area of a Canadian soldier's uniform shirt to identify his unit. 4 P.L.D.G. is a short form for the Fourth Princess Louise Dragoon Guards.