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There are some good links on the internet to the 9th Canadian Forestry Company; type the whole name into Google and fill yer boots. It is my understanding they worked with several U.S. Combat Engineer Regiments, one of which was later awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for that period. Between the Yanks and Canucks, a section of line along the Ourthe River was held for five critical days, allowing some elements of the U.S. Army to regroup behind. Canadians even participated in offensive patrols across the river during that time. I have found no mention of names of individuals involved, however, nor of casualties if any.
I'd be interested in hearing more, if anyone finds it.
Does any one know the measurements of the C.F.C. Formation insignia or what it looked like,.../??The Canadian Forestry Corps would have worn the corps cap badge, but the cloth insignia is a bit more problematic. As Chris suggests, in the UK at some point in time, at least some of the Forestry corps wore the CMHQ patch. (as Canadian Army troops, not as part of CMHQ.) For a time the Forestry Corps also wore the green equilateral triangle patch of the Canadian Forestry Corps. (either wool,felt,or canvas styles).
The No1 Canadian Forestry Group in NW Europe was designated as 21st Army Group troops. The proper patch for this would be the 21st Army shield patch. They may also have wore the Canadian Forestry Corps flash at this time. (In combination with the appropriate formation patch.)
Canadian Forestry Companies were loggers first, but also trained infantry. The nature of their operations made them responsible for their own defence, and they carried arms as well as axes. (Just gotta love the alliteration.)
I seem to recall that they were award the Pres. unit citation for this action? Am I way off base here?The Canadian Forestry Corps had members as part of C.M.H.Q.'s, and they wore the Maple Leaf shoulder badge, so I was wondering would they have wore the 1st Canadian Army patch since they were in fact part of that "Formation"!?