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3rd Pioneer Introduction
1915 The 48th Overseas Battalion
1916 48th to 3rd Pioneer
War Diary Sample
3rd Pioneer at Vimy Ridge
1917 The Breakup of 3rd Pioneer
Transferred into 29th Battalion
How the 29th Battalion Saw It
Those Who Fell: Honor Roll
Lt. Colonel Holmes
Badges & Insignia
Other Pioneer Battalions

Badges and Insignia

The 48th and 3rd Pioneer battalions had no colours (regimental flag) but had cap and collar badges.

Their mascot was a bear called "Bruno."


48th example 48th example 48th Officer
3rd example 3rd collar

A popular 'grizzly bear' pattern other ranks collar badge to the 3rd Canadian Pioneers (Babin E.1-3, Charlton 70-3-3-4) by Tiptaft but not maker marked.

3rd example