Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)

(York Sunbury Historical Society, Fredericton Region Museum collection, Author Photo)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 2266167)

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, 1989 stamp.

Her Royal Highness Princess Patricia of Connaught (17 March 1886 – 12 January 1974)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397734)

Princess Patricia was named Colonel-in-Chief to the PPCLI on 22 February 1918. She is shown here reviewing the PPCLI at Bramshott before her marriage in 1919. Princess Patricia personally designed the badge and colours for the regiment to take overseas to France. She was succeeded in 1974 by her cousin and goddaughter Patricia (the Rt. Hon. Lady Brabourne), who became the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who asked that the men and women of her regiment discount her titles and refer to her in honour of her predecessor as Lady Patricia.

(York Sunbury Historical Society, Fredericton Region Museum collection, Author Photo)

1997.28.173. 1977.28.535.

(York Sunbury Historical Society, Fredericton Region Museum collection, Author Photo)

(York Sunbury Historical Society, Fredericton Region Museum collection, Author Photo)

(York Sunbury Historical Society, Fredericton Region Museum collection, Author Photo)

PPCLI.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3238876)

Soldiers of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (P.P.C.L.I.) firing a Vickers machine gun during a training exercise, Eastbourne, England, 3 December 1942

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3228145)

Lieutenant-Colonel R.A. Lindsay with Lieutenant Colin McDougal, of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, who has just been made adjutant of the regiment, 28 July 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3228146)

Award winners in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry during action in Sicily:(L-R)Private Wilfred Reilly, Major R.C. Coleman, Lieutenant Rex Carey, & Corporal Bob Middleton, 17 August 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3396044)

Sgt Charles Lord, "A" Company, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), in action north of Ortona, Italy, 29 January 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4002442)

CSM WD Davidson, PPCLI being awarded the Military Medal (MM), by Sir Oliver Leese, Commander of the Eighth Army, 2 March 1944. General Chris Vokes is behind them, holding the award documents, in a ceremony at San Vito Chietino in April 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4002439)

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry troops sleeping on beach at dawn with landing ship transport in background awaiting transport to Italy, 4 September 1943, near St. Teresa.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 5176155)

PPCLI leaving Castel Lagopesole, Italy, 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 5176149)

Town of Castel Lagopesole with PPCLI camouflaged trucks. guns, in foreground and hill-top PPCLI occupied castle in background, 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, 5176158)

Pte. J. Hubic gives a shoe to Pte. R.J. Edwards to repair in archway of 13th Century Castle which is Coy HQ for the PPCLI at Castel Lagopesole, Italy, 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 517616)

PPCLI inside castle at Castel Lagopesole, 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397086)

Stretcher bearers evacuating casualties from "A" Company Headquarters, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (P.P.C.L.I.) north of Ortona, Italy, 20 January 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3205459)

Personnel of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry boarding 'Buffalo' amphibious vehicles to cross the Ijssel River, 11 April 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3205460)

Personnel of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry disembarking from 'Buffalo' amphibious vehicle used to cross the Ijssel River, 11 April 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3201095)

Infantrymen of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (P.P.C.L.I.) boarding a Buffalo amphibious carrier north of Zutphen, Netherlands, 11 April 1945.

Korea

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4476731)

2nd Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry return to combat in Korea, 4 April 1951.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 5034253)

Special Force Recruits: 2nd Bn. PPCLI. Four veterans of the Italian Campaign and a veteran of service in Burma and the Northwest Frontier await transport which will carry them to Sarcee Camp for refresher and advanced training. Front row: Albert Rail and John Gudmundson. Back row: J.F.A. Braham, John Nichol and Leo Ferguson, 1 September 1950. Albert Rail, John Gudmundson, John Nichol and Leo Ferguson were all present at the Battle of Kapyong. (James Morgan)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3198903)

Arrival of 1st Bn. PPCLI in Korea. Brig. J.M. Rockingham shows officers of the 1st Bn. positions of the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade on a map of Korea, 4 Oct 1951.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3238368)

A company of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry moves in single file across rice paddies as it advances on enemy positions across a valley in Korea, March 1951.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397770)

Officers of Baker Company, 3rd Battalion, PPCLI, undergoing briefing before night patrol, Korea, 12 June 1953.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3199117)

Men of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry,  cleaning and polishing their bugles in preparation of "Retreat". L. to r.: Ptes Phil Normand, Steve Rogers and Stan Carmichael, Korea, 4 September 1952.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234003)

2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea, c1953.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234008)

Captain Andy Foulds, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea, demonstrating a flamethrower, c1953. He was the OC of the MMG Pl at Kapyong. This is when the Canadians were introduced to the flamethrower by the US troops. There is another shot of an EM playing with it too. He did not have to hump this piece of equipment, but he did need to know how to use it and how to deploy it.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234009)

Soldier with the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Korea, demonstrating a flamethrower, c1953.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234014)

2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry camp in Korea, c1953.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397772)

.Personnel of the 3rd Battalion, PPCLI, stripping and cleaning weapons, Korea, 2 July 1953.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3199043)

Changeover parade, 1st Battalion to 2nd Battalion PPCLI. Watching the band are (L.-R.:) 1st Bn CO LCol. N.G. Wilson-Smith, Brigade Commander Brig. J.M. Rockingham, 2nd Bn C.O. Lt. Col. Jim Stone, 5 November 1951.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235490)

Lord Strathcona's Horse Royal Canadian and 1 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on Exercise, Camp Wainwright, Alberta, c1965.

(York Sunbury Historical Society, Fredericton Region Museum collection, Author Photo)

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