It has been accepted for inclusion in Canadian Military History by an authorized administrator of Scholars Commons @ Laurier. For more information, please [email protected] Recommended Citation Anderson, R.F. (2008) "From the Rhine to the Baltic: The Final Operations of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, Part 1—24 1ST CANADIAN PARACHUTE BATTALION ASSOCIATION (Author) 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Association (Publisher) Production date 2002 Place made Pickering, Ontario Dimensions. whole: Dimensions: 28cm., Pagination: [4], 59 leaves. Catalogue number LBY 02 / 2052 Formed during the First World War in August 1914, the 1st Canadian Division was a formation of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.The division was initially made up from provisional battalions that were named after their province of origin but these titles were dropped before the division arrived in Britain on 14 October 1914.

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. Pegasus Badge. Canadian Parachute Wings (before 1968). The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Canadian Army formed in July 1942. After the end of hostilities in Europe, the battalion was returned to Canada where it was disbanded on 30 September 1945. On 1 July 1942 the Department of National Defence authorized the raising of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. The battalion had an authorised strength of 26 officers and 590 other ranks, formed into a battalion headquarters, three rifle companies and a headquarters company. 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion was issued the U.S. Marine Raider stiletto. Their U.S.-made stiletto was identical to the Raiders except it had a parkerized blade and the hilt without the U.S.M.C. scroll and without the maker's name etched on the blade.