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Second World War photo collection

  • P70
  • Collection
  • 1939-1945

This collection consists of photographs of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) activities from 1939 to 1945. The Regiment performed guard duty in England, and saw action in Sicily, Italy, and Holland. The collection Includes action shots, souvenir postcards, and group portraits created and collected by members of the Regiment.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Military hospitals autograph collection

  • PPCLI C-40-6.1a
  • Collection
  • 1917 - 1918

An autograph book was used to collect signatures, greetings, verses, sketches, and drawings of soldiers recuperating in military hospitals in southeastern England, 1917-1918. The hospitals referenced are No. 16 Canadian General Hospital (formerly Ontario Military Hospital), No. 7 Canadian General Hospital, and Princess Patricia’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital. The owner of the book may have been a nursing sister, a volunteer, or a patient, or its ownership may have passed among several individuals. The name “Pete Binquist” is inscribed on the inside front cover. “Sister Devitt” is referenced on page 43. Signatures include PPCLI members Leslie S. MacDonald, D.W. Fraser, and F. Weaver.

PPCLI Museum photographs album collection

  • PPCLI C10-1.1, C10-5.1, C10-9.1, C10-10.1, C60-2.1
  • Collection
  • 1919-1958

The albums feature many styles of photography, including amateur snapshots, Army publicity action shots, and formal studio portraits. They include portraits of personalities, group portraits of military units and sports teams, battlefield scenes, exercises, and parades.

PPCLI Museum scrap book collection

  • PPCLI C10-3.1, C10-3.2, C10-7.1, C30-1.2
  • Collection
  • 1953-1966

The collection consists of custom-bound volumes apparently intended for browsing by visitors to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum during its early years (ca. 1953-1966). They consist predominantly of textual records, including newsclippings, correspondence, programs, tickets, songbooks, photographs, scripts for comedy sketches, and Mess standing orders.

PPCLI menus and programmes collection

  • PPCLI C10-6.1
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1964]

The collection consists of a scrapbook containing 67 menus, invitations, and programmes of events such as mess dinners, shipboard dining, charitable variety shows, Association reunion banquets, and Trooping ceremonies. Materials are dated 1915-1964. Many of the menus were autographed by those present. Also includes a few Christmas cards of the Regiment and regimental personalities.

PPCLI general collection

  • PPCLI Collection 1
  • Collection
  • 1894-2018 (predominant 1914-2018)

The collection is classified into 38 series representing broad subjects, periods of regimental history, and units within the regiment. Many of the series are further divided into sub-series. Files are generally described to the item level. Many of the files contain material both "about" and "created by" the subject. The collection consists of correspondence, nominal rolls, ledgers, scrapbooks, war diaries, Part I and Part II Orders, maps, blueprints, annual reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, clippings, programmes, posters, postcards, souvenirs, and personnel documents documenting regimental activities and achievements during war and peace times, and the service of individual members of the Regiment. Also included is biographical information on the Colonels-in-Chief, Colonels of the Regiment and other Regimental personalities. Some series include pamphlets and other ephemera related to military history, regimental traditions, the Regimental Colours, training policies and procedures, uniforms and equipment, allied regiments, the airborne role, the Regimental Band, mascots, and sports. Also featured are records of the Regimental Executive Committee, the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Regiment, the PPCLI Cadets, and the biennial Exercise Ric-A-Dam-Doo conference. Significant personal papers and collections of regimental leaders and personalities include those of Princess Patricia (Lady Patricia Ramsay), Lady Patricia Brabourne (Countess Mountbatten of Burma), Hamilton Gault, Cameron Ware, G.G. Brown, and W.B.S. Sutherland. Individual collections contained within the collection include those of W.E. Bastedo (who corresponded with many Great War veterans in the 1960s), BAJ Franklin, K.F. Bunyan, E.K. Fitzgerald, Hub Gray, Eleanor M. Rieger, John Milburn, Leslie A. White, and Stephen Trache. Significant personal papers within the collection include those of Agar Adamson, Leslie W. Basham, K.C. Burness, George S. Currie, James A. de Lalanne, Walter Draycot, Dorothy Gault, Victor F. Gianelli, Stanley Jones, F.J. Kendall, N.J. McFarlane, Hugh M. McKenzie, Jenny Macgregor Morris, Donald Munro, Hugh W. Niven, D.F. Parrott, John Louis A. Robertson, and Peter Worthington. Generally, documentation of activities more recent than 1994 has been reassigned to other fonds and collections at the PPCLI archives, but some more recent records that document earlier activities continue to be added to the collection.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association

Royal Australian Regiment collection

  • PPCLI Collection 118
  • Collection
  • 1982-2000

The collection consists of 29 photos of Royal Australian Regiment training (1982); the Regimental Standing Orders (1983-1984); Duty First, the magazine of the Royal Australian Regiment Association (1992-2000, scattered issues); Kapyong Kronicle, the annual magazine of the 3rd Battalion of the Regiment (1998, 2000); and The Ram, magazine of the 8th/9th Battalion of the Regiment (1988).

Royal Australian Regiment

Medak Pocket collection

  • PPCLI Collection 122
  • Collection
  • 1993-2018

The collection consists of articles and reports on the Medak Pocket operation, an engagement on 15-21 September 1993 between 2PPCLI Battle Group, operating as part of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR); and the Army of the Republic of Croatia.

Royal Winnipeg Rifles collection

  • PPCLI Collection 131
  • Collection
  • 1958 - 1990

The collection consists of printed materials produced by the Royal Winnipeg Rifles: 75th anniversary historical pamphlet (1958); announcement of re-dedication of the Volunteer Monument and granting of the Freedom of the City (1968); Centennial program pocket edition (1983); One hundredth anniversary [souvenir program] (1983); newsletter: The Devil's blast / The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Association. - Vol. 8, no. 3 (1990 Sept.).

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

Frezenberg research collection

  • PPCLI Collection 134
  • Collection
  • [Photocopied ca. 2000-ca. 2014 (originally created 1915-1995)]

The collection consists of photocopies of maps and descriptions of the Battle of Frezenberg, a part of the 2nd Battle of Ypres, in which PPCLI suffered many casualties. Includes extracts from the PPCLI war diary, and from published books by Jeffery Williams, Ralph Hodder-Williams, and Sir Max Aitken.

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