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.
Also known as "Spotter Cards” sheets were distributed to military personnel and civilians training in the identification of combat aircraft.
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.
tamped into the removable base plug is the model "36 M" and the year of production "45". The grenade is additionally stamped with the British War Department broad arrow on the fill plug.
The badge features the Black Watch Motto "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" which translates into "No One Attacks Me With Impunity".
Constructed in dark blue/black wool serge, these jackets would become known as "Working Dress" in Naval Regulations.