In Canadian military tradition, officers normally dine separately from non-commissioned officers and junior ranks. The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Officers' Mess came into being in 1914 shortly after the founding of the Regiment. An Officers' Mess could be established in any location where there were a significant number of officers. The PPCLI Home Station Officers' Mess was located at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Calgary from 1968 until 1997 when the PPCLI Home Station was moved to CFB Edmonton. Under the authority of the Queen's (or King's) Regulations and Orders, it governs itself under a Constitution and Bylaws. In addition to maintaining facilities for dining, it provides social and recreational services to its members and their families.