A QC OR’s badge to the Westminster Regiment. The Queen’s Crown design would have been authorized circa 1953, but the regiment received a “Royal” prefix & resultant badge change in 1967. There would have been some lag time with the badge changes, & this pattern may only have been worn for 10 years or so. (In his book Cap Badges & Insignia of the Canadian Army 1953-1973, Roy Thompson gives the date of 1972 for the introduction of the “Royal” badge) This is a briefly worn badge, but an important element in the evolution of this respected regiment.
This is an OR’s badge made of gilding metal. Thompson reference Q113; Brooker reference QCCB. 113. 46mm tall by 50mm wide. Slider type fastener is intact. No maker mark. Very good condition.