Showing 511 results

Geauthoriseerde beschrijving

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

  • ppcli
  • Instelling
  • 1953-

Soon after its repatriation to Canada in 1919, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) began to maintain a collection of its important artifacts and pictures in the custody of its Commanding Officer. In September 1953, the PPCLI Regimental Museum was established at Camp Wainwright, Alberta, and its official opening was on 13 May, 1954. The Museum's principal functions then were to preserve the traditions and history of the Regiment and contribute to the education of recruits. On 13 September 1953 the PPCLI Association was incorporated and took over the governance of the Museum. The Association, which was legally empowered to accept charitable donations, held the collection in trust for the Regiment and the people of Canada. The Regimental Adjutant acted as Curator of the Museum, assisted by serving members of the Regiment and volunteers from the Association. The Museum's operations were financially supported by the Hamilton Gault Memorial Fund, which was established by the Association. From Wainwright , the Museum followed the Regimental Home Station to Edmonton in 1957 and eventually to Currie Barracks in Calgary in 1968. In 1989 the Museum joined forces with three other regimental museums to form the Museum of the Regiments (later named The Military Museums) at 4520 Crowchild Trail SW in Calgary. In 1994 legal ownership of the collections was transferred to the Regiment. From 1996 to 2006 the Museum and Archives was managed by a civilian curator/archivist; subsequently, it was managed by a serving member of the Regiment appointed by the Regimental Adjutant.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Regimental Guard

  • ppcli
  • Instelling
  • 1977-

The Regimental Guard of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) was established in the fall of 1977, as a result of the development of a new regimental Constitution by the Regimental Executive Committee. The Guard held its first meeting on December 10, 1977. It consisted of senior officers, serving or retired, of the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel or higher, and a representative of the PPCLI Association. Its functions were to formulate the policies of the Regiment, develop and review long-range planning, and initiate special projects. It generally meets semi-annually.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Regimental Senate

  • ppcli
  • Instelling
  • 1977-2000

The Regimental Senate of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) was established as part of the 1977 revision of the regimental constitution. It consisted of PPCLI officers, active and retired, of the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and higher; representatives of the PPCLI Association; and distinguished persons nominated by the Regimental Guard or the Regimental Senate. It was expected to meet at least annually, but was not required to record minutes. Its role was to provide advice to the Colonel of the Regiment. There is no evidence that the Senate ever actually met, and it became essentially an honorary body. It ceased to be active after 1986 but a nominal roll of its members was compiled at least as recently as 2000.

Bliss, Frederick

  • ppcli
  • Persoon
  • b. 1901

Frederick Bliss was born in Toronto on 1 March 1901. He was apparently orphaned, and lied about his age in order to enlist in the 222nd Battalion at Winnipeg in 1915. For most of the First World War he served overseas with the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. He was discharged on 31 March 1919, and re-enlisted with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry on 24 November 1920. By 1926 he was promoted to Sergeant. He was commissioned in 1942 and served in Canada with the 10 Ordnance Depot Company. He retired from military service in 1948 with the rank of Captain. He worked as a purchasing agent for a hospital in Victoria, B.C. in 1956-1966. He was still living in Victoria in 1985.

Bliss, Frederick

  • ppcli
  • Persoon
  • b. 1901

Frederick Bliss was born in Toronto on 1 March 1901. He was apparently orphaned, and lied about his age in order to enlist in the 222nd Battalion at Winnipeg in 1915. For most of the First World War he served overseas with the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. He was discharged on 31 March 1919, and re-enlisted with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry on 24 November 1920. By 1926 he was promoted to Sergeant. He was commissioned in 1942 and served in Canada with the 10 Ordnance Depot Company. He retired from military service in 1948 with the rank of Captain. He worked as a purchasing agent for a hospital in Victoria, B.C. in 1956-1966. He was still living in Victoria in 1985.

Judge, Patrick Owen

  • ppcli
  • Persoon
  • b. 1950

Patrick Owen "Pat" Judge was born in 1950. His home town was Brantford, Ontario. Around 1969 he joined the Canadian Armed Forces, and completed his recruit training in February 1970 at CFB Cornwallis in Nova Scotia. He joined the Mortar Platoon of the 1st Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), where he remained for his entire military career. He was promoted to Corporal by 1975; to Master Corporal in 1977; to Sergeant in 1983, and to Warrant Officer in 1989. He was posted to Cyprus in 1971, 1978, 1984, and 1991; to West Germany in 1977-1978; and undertook cold weather training in Norway in 1975-1976 and in Alaska in 1983. He was assigned to security detail at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. In 1983 he participated in a training expedition up the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories, and was commended for participating in the rescue of two civilian canoeists. In 1986 he qualified as a small arms instructor. From 1986 to 1990 he was attached to a reserve unit, the North Saskatchewan Regiment located in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He worked in the PPCLI Regimental Museum and Archives, ca. 1990-ca. 1993 and served as Range Control Unit Warrant Officer at CFB Wainwright. He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1995. He was married to Carolyn Judge. In 2006 he was living in Arborg, Manitoba.

Smith, George Fraser

  • ppcli
  • Persoon
  • 1920-2004

George Fraser "Smitty" Smith was born in Montreal in 1920. From 1939 to 1945 he served in the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, which saw action in Sicily, Italy, and Northwest Europe with the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade. In 1950 he joined the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI) and saw action in Korea. He continued to serve with 2PPCLI in West Germany and in Canada. In the 1960s he transferred to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, and in 1970 he retired from the Canadian Armed Forces. In retirement he was active in the Korea Veterans Association of Canada and the PPCLI Association. He volunteered in the PPCLI Regimental Museum and Archives. He was married to Audrey Smith, and they had 3 children, Bob, Ken, and Heather. He died in Calgary in 2004.

Fort MacLeod photo studio

  • ppcli
  • Instelling
  • fl.1952-1957

Fort MacLeod, located in the town of Hemer, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, was a base for Canadian infantry forces in Europe from 1953 to 1970. It was named after the historic Fort Macleod in Alberta. It was the home of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI) from 1953 to 1955 and of the 1st Battalion (1PPCLI) from 1955 to 1957. During that time, a German photo studio documented the PPCLI's parades, mess dinners, family parties, and visits of distinguished guests. Photos of these events were compiled into albums, which were presented to the battalions. A numbering system made it possible for individual members of PPCLI to order photos for their personal collections. The name of the photo studio or of the individual photographer has not been identified.

Herdy, Alec

  • ppcli
  • Persoon
  • ca. 1958-

Alec G. Herdy graduated from high school in Scarborough, Ontario in 1976. He served as a Private in the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3PPCLI) at Wainwright, Alberta and Esquimalt, BC in 1980-1983. He studied at the University of Victoria, 1997-2003, completing a B.A. in History and Geography and secondary education studies. He coordinated an educational program on landmine awareness for the Canadian Red Cross in Victoria, ca. 2001-ca. 2002. He was involved with the education program of The Military Museums in Calgary in 2007, and was a volunteer writer and editor for the PPCLI Association Calgary Branch Newsletter and the PPCLI annual The Patrician, 2008-2013. He volunteered with the PPCLI Regimental Archives, 2009-2013, managing a program that provided compilations on past regimental members for family historians.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. 2nd Battalion. Battle Group (Croatia)

  • ppcli
  • Instelling
  • 1992-1993

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Battle Group (2PPCLI BG) was formed from several units of the Canadian Army with 2PPCLI at its core, for the purpose of acting as a peacekeeping force in the new Republic of Croatia following the collapse of the government of Yugoslavia. It was part of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).

Resultaten 31 tot 40 van 511