New Museum acquisition -- WWII Battledress blouse worn by Brigadier Guy Standish Noakes Gostling CBE, ED, CD, Croix de Guerre (France). GSN Gostling, affectionately called "The Goose" commanded the TSR from April to Nov. 1942. He was OC of the TSR detachment involved in the Dieppe Raid in 1942 -- his brother, Lt Col Alfred was killed on the raid leading the Winnipeg Camerons ashore at Pourville.
In November 1942, GSN Gostling was promoted Brigadier and given command of 6 Cdn Inf Brigade. He held various other staff appointments for the remainder of the war. Following, he was appointed Regimental Honorary Lt Col (1949-1959) and then Colonel.
WW II Battledress are getting much harder to find these days as they are much sought after by collectors driving up the price. On the glengarry is the wartime issue sterling officer's cap badge which was 3/4 size.
This item was purchased for the museum by a friend of the regiment. Our sincerest thanks.