This collection consists predominantly of photographs of the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI) during the conflict on the Korean Peninsula from its formation on August 7, 1950 to the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953. Includes a few images taken after the war. The 2nd Battalion was the first battalion of the PPCLI to arrive in Korea (December 18, 1950) serving with the 27th and 28th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigades until replaced by the 1st Battalion PPCLI on November 4, 1951.
The Tarnak Farm incident, more familiarly known in Canada as "the friendly fire incident", occurred on April 17, 2002 near Kandahar, Afghanistan during Operation Apollo. The 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group (3PPCLIBG) was conducting night-time anti-tank and machine gun firing exercises, which were mistaken for enemy fire by U.S. Air National Guard fighter jet pilots. The pilots attacked, killing Canadian soldiers Marc Leger, Ainsworth Dyer, Richard Green, and Nathan Smith, and injuring at least eight others. They were the first Canadian casualties of the Afghanistan War, and the incident generated a massive public response. The collection consists of news clippings; printouts of online news stories; TV news clips; scrapbooks of news clippings; messages of condolence received by PPCLI in the form of email messages, condolence books, letters, and sympathy cards; eulogies of the deceased soldiers; and the contents of an album of photographs and memorabilia from Marley Leger's visit to Bosnia.
This report is an operations summary of the actions in the vicinity of the river Savio. Shone, E.A., and Robinson, A.G. are mentioned by name. Major Cutbill, E.W. wrote an appendix titled "Story of the Part Played by A Coy in the Crossing of the Savio River. Wood, J.D., Scott, M.O., Whitford, A.R., Buckberry, R.D., Sparrow, and Davis, W.T., are all mentioned by name for their role in the action.