Mobilized Sept 1st 1939. Some units from the division served in Iceland as part of Z force in 1941. In Aug 1942, the 2nd Division took part in the raid on Dieppe. It followed the invading troops into Normandy in July 1944 and a large role in the Normandy Campaign and the liberation of NW Europe.
The following units were part of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division.
2nd Division officers CII patches. The one on the left has the CII in wire the one on the right is embroidered. Similar to what was worn during the great war, these patches were worn only on the service dress.
2nd Division melton cloth RCASC patch.
2nd Division patch with Canadian Army Pacific Force ( CAPF). Members going to the Pacific theatre after cessation of hostilities in Europe had the patch added to their existing patch. The colours represent each of the divisions and black for the Armoured Brigades