1st Canadian Infantry Division
The 1st Canadian Division is an operational command and control unit of the Canadian Army, based at CFB Kingston. First mobilized as a formation on 1 September 1939 as the 1st Canadian Infantry Division for service in the Second World War, the division was also reactivated twice during the Cold War. In 2010, the unit was reactivated for a third time to serve as headquarters unit of any division-level formation of the Canadian Army.
The division was first mobilized before Canada's formal entrance into the Second World War, along with the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division and the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. The division crossed the Atlantic in two main convoys at the end of 1939, with additional troops reaching the UK at the beginning of February 1940.
In 1941, the formation adopted the red rectangular battle patch insignia worn by the 1st Canadian Division in the First World War.
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