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Royal Australian Regiment

  • ppcli
  • Instelling
  • 1948-

The Royal Australia Regiment (RAR) is the parent administrative regiment for Australian infantry battalions. The Australian Regiment was formed in 1948 from amalgamation of three infantry battalions occupying post-war Japan. In 1949 it was given permission to use the Royal title. During the Korean War, the 3rd Battalion of RAR joined the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in stopping the advance of the Chinese Army at KapYong. Both units were awarded the U.S. Presidential Unit Citation. As a result of this shared experience, RAR and PPCLI are allied regiments. RAR has also seen active or peacekeeping service in Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, Somalia, Cambodia, Rwanda, East Timor, Solomon Islands, Iraq, and Afghanistan. As of 2017 it consisted of six battalions.

Papineau, Talbot

  • ppcli
  • Persoon
  • 1883-1917

Talbot Papineau, great-grandson of the Patriote leader Louis-Joseph Papineau, was largely raised in his mother's Anglophone culture. He was one of the first Canadians to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and became a lawyer. During the First World War he joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was promoted to Major, and was awarded the Military Cross. He was killed at the Battle of Passchendaele in October 1917.

Gault, Dorothy Blanche

  • Persoon
  • 1899-1972

Dorothy Blanche Shuckburgh was the second wife of Andrew Hamilton Gault. They married in 1922. In the 1920s and 1930s they lived at Hatch Court, Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, England. After Gault retired from the Canadian Army in 1944 they moved to his Canadian estate at Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec. Following Gault's death in 1958, Dorothy returned to Hatch Court. She was often honored at ceremonies of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

Gault, Andrew Hamilton

  • ppcli
  • Persoon
  • 1882-1958

Andrew Hamilton “Hammie” Gault, 1882-1958, was descended from an Anglo-Irish merchant family which settled in Montreal in 1842 and became dominant players in Canadian textile manufacturing, insurance, finance, and politics. After attending Bishop's College School in Lennoxville and one year at McGill University, Gault joined the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles and served with distinction as a subaltern until the end of the South African War in 1901. He continued to serve with the Canadian militia, eventually becoming a captain with the 5th Royal Highlanders (Black Watch of Canada). Following the death of his father in 1903, he assumed control of Gault Brothers and Company, the family cotton manufacturing firm. He married Marguerite Stephens in 1904. Gault was appointed honorary Consul General for Sweden in 1909-1911, and was a member of the council for the Montreal Board of Trade, 1911-1913. Upon the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, he offered to finance the raising of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). He was appointed Senior Major and Second-in-Command of the Regiment. He was wounded three times, losing his left leg, which effectively ended his active service in the field. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and Commanding Officer of PPCLI in November 1918. For his service in the Great War, Gault was awarded the Order of the British Empire, the Russian Order of St. Anne with Crossed Swords and the Belgian Order of the Crown. He was Mentioned in Dispatches four times and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallantry. Following the war, Gault was married in 1922 for a second time, to Dorothy Blanche “D.B.” Shuckburgh. Between the two world wars they lived at Hatch Court, near Taunton, Somerset, England, an estate that Hamilton purchased from Dorothy's aunt. They enjoyed aviation as a hobby. Gault served as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Taunton from 1924 to 1935. In 1939 he was recalled for active duty with the Canadian Army in England and was promoted to the rank of Colonel in 1940 and to Brigadier General in 1942. He returned to his Canadian home at Mont St. Hilaire in Quebec in 1944. In 1947 Gault founded the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association and served as the first National President. He was appointed honorary Colonel of the Regiment shortly before his death on 28 November 1958. Following his death, Dorothy Gault returned to Hatch Court, where she died in 1972. Hatch Court became the home of Dorothy’s niece Anne and her husband, Cdr. Barry Nation, who operated a small museum there dedicated to the history of Gault and the PPCLI. For further information see: First in the field : Gault of the Patricias / by Jeffery Williams. – St. Catharines, Ont. : Vanwell Pub., 1995.

Nordick, Glenn W.

  • ppcli
  • Persoon
  • 1954-

Glenn W. Nordick was born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan and completed his secondary education in Kamloops, BC. He attended Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC and Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, graduating in 1977. He served with the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (1PPCLI) in Calgary, Cyprus, and West Germany. In 1985 he was promoted to Major, and he subsequently commanded two companies of 3PPCLI. He served at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa and, during the Gulf War, at Headquarters Canadian Forces Middle East in Manama, Bahrain. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, he commanded 3PPCLI during its 1992-1993 deployment to Croatia. In 1999 he was placed in command of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Edmonton. He became a Brigadier General in 2001, in command of the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College in Kingston. In September 2005 he was appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence, and in January 2007 he retired from the Canadian Armed Forces. Among his decorations were the Meritorious Service Cross, awarded for his leadership in Croatia, and the Order of Military Merit. In 1976 he married Cherillynn Theriault of Victoria, and they had three daughters, Tara, Brandy, and Chloe.

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