The four vertical bands on the front of the Vimy Shoulder Bag represent the four Canadian divisions which fought together for the first time on April 9, 1917 at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The red represents the First Division, the dark blue the Second Division, the grey-blue the Third Division, and the green the Fourth Division. The order of the ribbon’s (left to right) colours reflects the positioning of the Canadian Divisions facing the German defences on the day of the battle.
On the side is the magnificent Vimy Memorial designed by Walter S. Allward, unveiled in 1936 by the Canadian Government on land given to the nation by France to honour Canada’s First World War sacrifice of 60,000 dead.
Dimensions: 14 1/2″ L x 3 1/2″ W x 11 1/2″ H (39cm L x 9cm W x 30cm H)