WWI 2nd Divisional Cyclist Company Collar Badge
WWI 2nd Divisional Cyclist Company Collar Badge - Browning copper, unmarked, 27.5 mm x 27.8 mm, intact lugs, contact and surface wear, near very fine.Footnote: The First Canadian Cyclist Company sailed for England with the 1st Canadian Division on October 14, 1914. Since it had been established that all further divisions must carry a cyclist battalion, recruiting was carried out by the Corps of Guides of the Non-Permanent Active Militia. In addition to their training in Canada, the Canadian Corps Cyclists began an intensive course in England, consisting of musketry, bombing, bayonet fighting, signalling, topography, range-finding and learning to use the Lewis guns. The 2nd Divisional Cyclist Company was organized in February 1915, and authorized on April 6, 1915. It was disbanded on November 15, 1920. Almost one quarter of the men in the cyclists were killed during the war.