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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives English
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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 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 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 memorials photograph collection

  • PPCLI P15
  • Collection
  • 1915-2000

This collection consists of photographs of gravesites, cemeteries, cenotaphs, and memorial events where members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry were commemorated.

PPCLI Colonels of the Regiment photo collection

  • PPCLI P12
  • Collection
  • 1941-2015

The honorary title of Colonel of the Regiment (CoR) of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) was initiated by the Regimental Executive Committee (REC) in October 1958, with permission of Army Headquarters. The title was limited to serving or retired officers of PPCLI holding the rank of Colonel or higher. The CoR participated in parades and other ceremonies, and was an ex officio member of the REC. The founder of the Regiment, Brigadier-General A. Hamilton Gault, was the first to hold the title, however, he died in the same month as his appointment, November 1958. He was succeeded by Major-General Cameron Bethel Ware, who held the title from 1959 to 1977. Thereafter, Colonels of the Regiment were appointed for 3-year terms, which could be renewed once. The collection consists of formal portraits of Colonels of the Regiment, and photos of them in ceremonial and other situations. The photos are grouped into series by their names in consecutive order: Cameron Bethel Ware, George Grenville Brown, William Benjamin Scott Sutherland, Reginald Stuart Graham, Herbert Chesley Pitts, C. William Hewson, A.J.G.D. de Chastelain, Robert I. Stewart, J.E.L. Gollner, Raymond R. Crabbe, W. Brian Vernon, Vincent W. Kennedy. Includes Col. Sutherland's collection of historical photos.

PPCLI Battle School photo collection

  • PPCLI P170
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1953]-1985

The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Depot was established at Calgary in 1953 for the purpose of training soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, and overseeing administrative functions for the Regiment as a whole. In 1956 it moved to Edmonton. In 1968 with the reorganization of the Canadian Armed Forces the Depot was abolished, and recruit training was centralized at CFB Wainwright. In 1974 the recruit training function became the responsibility of the 1st Canadian Mechanized Brigade Training Detachment. In 1981 it was renamed the PPCLI Battle School. In 1997 it was renamed the Western Area Training Centre. This collection consists of photographs of the PPCLI Depot and PPCLI Battle School, as well as Canadian Forces Recruit School (CFRS) at CFB Cornwallis and Combat Training Centre (CTC) at CFB Gagetown.

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.

Between the wars photo collection

  • PPCLI P50
  • Collection
  • 1919-1939

This collection consists of photographs of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) activities from its reorganization as a permanent peacetime battalion in March 1919 until its departure for Europe on December 17, 1939.

Andrew Hamilton Gault photograph collection

  • PPCLI P10
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1953-ca. 2017]

The collection consists of photographs of Andrew Hamilton Gault, the founder of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, at various stages of his life. Includes photos of his funeral procession and a memorial statue.

3PPCLI in Korea photo collection

  • PPCLI P150
  • Collection
  • 1950-1955

This collection consists of photographs of the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (3PPCLI) during the conflict on the Korean Peninsula from its formation on November 30, 1950 to its deactivation on January 8, 1954.