Early Gas Mask – Circa 1916 Experimental version

Experimental version of the gas mask. The first gas masks mostly used circular lenses made either of glass, mica or cellulose acetate. With the exception of the latter, these materials were quite brittle and needed frequent replacement. Later on, the Triplex lens style (two layers of glass and one layer of cellulose acetate in between) became […]

Afghanistan – Full Fighting Order – 2006

a. Arrid Helmet cover, b. helmet, c. arrid canteen cover, d. name patch, e. Arrid shirt, f. Arrid vest with all pouches. g. arrid pants, h. tan combat boots, i. Arrid slip on rank, Sergeant, j. sunglasses, k, Afghan pattern scarf, l. tan Canada shoulder patches, velcro backing, m. tac-vest with pouches, n. tan gloves, […]

Original draft of Instrument of Surrender of All German Armed Forces – 4 May 1945

Original carbon copy draft of the “Instrument of Surrender of All German Armed Forces in HOLLAND, in Northeast Germany including all islands and in DENMARK. ” 4 May 1945. Foolscap page, typescript carbon copy with handwritten addition and corrections in ink. Titled as above, then followed by seven (7) typescript sections, the first with the […]

Uniform of Lt. Col. Charles E. Bent, CMG, DSO, VD

Khaki tunic with ribbons and Lt. Col. rank; Sam Browne, officer’s tie, khaki shirt and Davidson tartan kilt. All belonging to Lt. Col. Bent LCol Bent transferred from the 17th Bn (Nova Scotia) in 1915 and became Commanding Officer of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) in May 1916 following the death of LCol W. R. […]

Vimy Cross of 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders)

Vimy Ridge – 9 April 1917: At first light on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, behind rolling barrages of artillery, 20,000 Canadians emerged from their tunnels on a front of almost five miles. In the face of heavy machine gun fire, they advanced through mud, shell holes and mine craters, breaking three successive German lines. […]

Pte. 92nd Battalion Service Dress, Marching Order, 1916

Private of 92nd Battalion in Service Dress – Marching Order 1916 – tunic and webbing. (British Style) Khaki Serge Tunic, 5 large buttons, 6 small buttons, 2 collar badges (92nd), 2 Cdn Badges (Shoulder), 2 “92nd” Number Badge (Shoulder), 2 “Inf” Badges (Shoulder). Oliver Equipment, Belt (Waist), 2 Shoulder straps, 2 Ammo pouches, 1 Lark […]

Bass Drum 15th Bn – Fragment from St Julien

This portion of a bass drum shell was picked up on the battlefield near St. Julien in April 1915 by Lt. R.D. Pank of the Royal Engineers. This battle featured the first German gas attack of the war and decimated the ranks of the 15th Bn. during which this drum must have been lost. No […]

BGen. I. Johnston, CBE, DSO, CD (MID) medals

14 Medals a) Distinguished Service Order with Bar b) 1939-1945 Star c) The Italy Star d) The France & Germany Star e) Defence medal f) Canadian Volunteer Service medal with Clasp g) The 1939-1945 War medal with Mentioned in Dispatches Insignia h) 1953 Coronation Medal i) 1967 Centennial Medal j) 1977 Jubilee Medal k) Canadian […]