WWI 8th Reserve Infantry Battalion Cap Badge CEF
WWI 8th Reserve Infantry Battalion Cap Badge CEF - Pickled brass, unmarked, 35.5 mm x 38 mm, intact lugs, residue in the recessed areas from cleaning, near extremely fine. Footnote: As the Canadian Expeditionary Force continued to increase in size, it became necessary to establish a Reserve Force from which replacements could be drawn to strengthen the battalions and corps of the four Canadian Divisions operating in the field. The bulk of Infantry Battalions raised for the CEF went into these Reserve Battalions which were stationed in France and England. The strength of each Reserve Battalion was set at 2,000 all ranks with individual unit identities preserved. A total of twenty-six Reserve Battalions existed within the Canadian Corps.