Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Officer Dress Sword Belt & Slings 1955 Exc Id'd
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Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Officer Dress Sword Belt & Slings 1955 Exc Id'd:
Here is a Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
1950s-60's Cold War eraOfficer's Dress Sword Belt and slings Former owner served with both the Royal Canadian Dragoons and Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
Believe this configuration is appropriate for both RCD and LSH(RC) Officer's Dress equipment use or display
Marks for: Hobson and Sons
Date is 1955
Size 36" (Small) would adjust to approximatly 38"
Beautiful Canadian Maple leaf style bullion motif over fine morroco leather
Provenance:Acquired for vendor's personal collection by indirect purchase
from the estate of the late Major Melville Laird Gordon CD (1928-2004)
Major Melville Laird Gordon CD was born 9 February 1928 at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada the son of Brigadier General Melville Burgoyne Kennedy Gordon DSO ED CD QC BSc (1905-1974) and Jessie Barrett Russell. He originally enlisted as Trooper in the 4 P.L.D.G. a Reserve or Militia unit of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps on 16 November 1949 and attended summer Militia Camps in 1949 and 1950. He was selected for the Canadian Officer Training Course. Gordon was Commissioned ZC9778 Second Lieutenant Royal Canadian Armoured Corps 17 May 1951. Over a career spanning some 23 years, Melville Laird Gordon saw service in Canada, Korea, Cyprus, Germany and England while badged as a Royal Canadian Dragoon (1960-66) and Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) from 1966-70 earning medals for Korea and Cyprus as well as a CD with bar. Melville Laird Gordon served with the Canadian Department of External Affairs (now Foreign Affairs) and passed away 13 October 2004 Ottawa Ontario Canada. Offered with geneology summary from Ancestry. Lest we forget