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Object ID # 2014.047.004
Object Name Badge, Military
Other Name Badge, Cap
Title Royal Corps Canadian Ordnance Cap Badge
Date 20th-century
Year Range from 1943
Year Range to 1945
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Canada
Description Second World War brass cap badge. It bears the insignia of the "ROYAL CORPS CANADIAN ORDNANCE" (R.C.O.C.). It has two lugs for a split pin, which is no longer extant. The insignia has a crown at the top, a garter motif with the words "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" on it, and a shield with three field cannons depicted on it. No maker's mark observed on the stamped back.
Provenance Manufacturer unknown. Dates to between 1943 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 Brass
Dimensions H-1.5 W-4.5 L-5.5 D-1 cm
Found Port Elgin, Bruce County
People Byers, Hudson
Subjects World War II
Insignia
Military uniforms
Function Would be fastened with a brass split pin fastener to a beret or cap during the Second World War. Ordnance is the term for military supplies, including weapons, ammunition, combat vehicles and maintenance tools and equipment.