Cap Badge – Pénitenciers Canada (King's crown; Staybrite)

This is the French variation of the anodized (or ‘Staybrite’) King’s Crown “Pénitenciers Canada” badge.  Since this badge was only issued to the nine federal penitentiaries in the province of Québec, it is somewhat scarcer than the English “Penitentiaries Canada” version. “Made in England” is debossed on reverse of the maple leaf (likely J.R. Gaunt, London)
Item Cap Badge – Pénitenciers Canada
Dimensions 4.6cm x 3.9cm
Material Anodized plastic
Period Made c. 1950 – 1952
Period of Use c. 1950s – c. 1970s
Maker Made in England debossed on reverse of leaf. Possibly J.R. Gaunt