Stamped from sheet metal, the M16 helmet retains little original paint having been reissued twice. The top coat appears to be very late-war, likely 1945 (sloppy application).
Though the cap badge is missing, remains of patina suggest a rounded badge with kings crown.
Dated pre-World War Two 1937 and 1941 respectively, both albums feature 40 photographs depicting heavy weapon training and general horseplay between United States soldiers.
Active since 1891, the Toronto 48th Highlanders of Canada have one of the most illustrious histories in the Canadian Forces through the 20th century.
Sewn below the left shoulder seam, a stunning theatre made 8th Army Airforce patch. Four inches above the left cuff, five gold overseas bars are present suggesting two and a half years of service. Below, a single diagonal service stripe noting 3 years of honourable service. Sewn below the right shoulder seam, a British made example of the Head Quarters, European Theater of Operations.
Carefully hand painted in white on the exterior, the letters "AFS" denoting use by the British Auxiliary Fire Service. First formed in 1938 as part of the Civil Defence Corps, the AFS were folded into local brigades in August of 1941 forming the National Fire Service.
A decoratively framed card featuring the photograph of a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service named “Peggy’. Taken in Kilmarnock,
The British H.L.I. were the only Highlander unit to be issued trews instead of kilts. Photographs from as late as 1931 suggest that their bagpipers continued to wear the traditional kilt. The Canadian H.L.I., unlike the British were kilted starting in 1935.
The badge features the Black Watch Motto "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" which translates into "No One Attacks Me With Impunity".
Constructed of heavy stock and measuring approximately 8cm by 11cm, the letter from Field Marshal Montgomery sternly warns against fraternization.
Constructed of a blue strip of cotton overlaid on a black felt backing, the diamond measures approximately 7cm by 4.5cm.