17th Duke of York (Royal Canadian) Hussars Regiment Shoulder Title

 17th Duke of York (Royal Canadian) Hussars Regiment Shoulder Title
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Guaranteed original. Complete & intact. This is an original 17th Duke of York (Royal Canadian) Hussars Regiment shoulder title badge for sale. In good condition. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military shoulder titles for sale including other 17th Duke of York (Royal Canadian) Hussars Regiment shoulder titles.
For more original shoulder titles for sale, click here. In 1879, the 6th Regiment of Cavalry (Hussars), detached to become an independent squadron, which in 1898 was redesignated the 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars. The South African War of 1899-1902 saw the 6th and 17th Hussars dispatch volunteer cadres which formed the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, subsequently winning the regiment's first battle honour. The 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars ("Argenteuil Rangers") were placed on active service on 6 August 1914 for local protection duties. In 1926 HRH the Duke of York (later to become King George VI) consented to become the colonel-in-chief of the regiment. In 1934, the present RCH armoury was built for the 17th DYRCH. It was to be the only cavalry armoury in Canada to incorporate both stables and a riding school. In 1936, the Canadian Militia was reorganized. The 6th DCRCH (inactive since 1920) was resurrected and amalgamated with the 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade, to form an armoured car regiment. In 1939, the 17th DYRCH paid off their horses (the last Canadian cavalry unit to do so) and were mobilized, becoming successively the 3rd Canadian Motorcycle Regiment and the 7th Reconnaissance Regiment (17th DYRCH) of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. In 1941, the 6th DCRCH were called upon to furnish the Headquarters Squadron of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division and were designated 15th Armoured Regiment (6th DCRCH). In October 1943, the 5th Canadian Armoured Division landed in Italy and went into action in mid-January 1944. The 6th later moved to France in February 1945. In 1944, the 7th Recce participated in D-Day when members of B Squadron, tasked as beach exit parties and brigade contact detachments, landed on the Normandy beaches. The 7th campaigned through Europe earning 11 battle honours. In 1945, a reconnaissance regiment was required for the occupation troops remaining in Europe. This unit was designated as the Second 7th (17th DYRCH) and consisted of volunteers from several other units. The original 7th Recce returned to Montreal. An amalgamation of the 6th DCRCH and the 17th DYRCH took place on September 16, 1958, when the newly formed regiment was given the current title of The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal). Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military shoulder titles for sale including other 17th Duke of York (Royal Canadian) Hussars Regiment shoulder titles.