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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.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 10
  • Fonds
  • 1927 - 2019

The fonds includes Constitution and Bylaws, minutes of general and Executive meetings, executive correspondence and reports, newsletters, files on Branches, nominal rolls and membership directories, records of the Calgary Branch, financial records, records of commemorative events, records of the Regimental Museum, records of the Memorial Hall of Honour Project, records of the Hamilton Gault Memorial Fund, and photographs.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association

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.

Korean War research collection

  • PPCLI Collection 135
  • Collection
  • 1951, [ca.1995-ca. 2006]

The collection consists mostly of articles found online. Includes "Korea Vet News" including stories about Roy Rushton, Rod Middleton, and Mike Levy (2006). Includes articles produced for CBC series "The Forgotten War" (1999). Includes articles "Korean War : weapons (1999-2001). Includes a chronology of the war, an analysis by Harry G. Summers Jr., and an article from American Military History. Includes articles by embedded journalist Pierre Berton (1951) including a profile of L/Cpl Karry (Kerry) Dunphy.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

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.

Willis Lumgair Clark fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 89
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

The fonds consists of photographic copies of 12 photographs of Willis Lumgair Clark during his service in the First World War, 1915-1919. Included are images of members of the First University Company at Niagara Camp, patients at Wharnecliffe Hospital in Sheffield, the Victory Parade in Mons, 1918 and the Guard of Honour following the War.

Clark, Willis Lumgair

Charles Petrie fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 134
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2006

The fonds documents Charles Petrie's experiences during the Korean War. Includes LCol Jim Stone's Order of the Day at the outset of the 2nd Battalion's deployment (1950 Nov 19); Charles Petrie's account of the Battle of KapYong (1951 Apr 25-26) based on his field notes and diary (1951 Mar 28-May 6); pass and photographs of the opening of armistice talks (1951 Oct 22); menu and magazine from Christmas Day spent in the British Commonwealth Hospital Kure; shipping schedule, Kure-Pusan; newsclippings; photographs; slides; and North Korean propaganda, safe conduct passes, and soldiers' documents.

Petrie, Charles A.

George Skelly fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 132
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1952

The fonds consists of two copies of a newsclipping about George Skelly's return home to Winnipeg in 1952; two collected books of First World War cartoons by Bruce Barnsfather, Fragments from France and More Fragments from France; an album of photographs of Skelly's experiences in the Korean War, 1951-1952; and 87 loose photographs of the Korean War.

Skelly, George Alfred

Hub Gray fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 42
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2003

The fonds contains photographs (prints and negatives) of Exercise Sweetbriar and the Korean War (1950-1951); 31 slides illustrating Hub Gray's PPCLI service from 1950 to 1953; 13 photographs of the dedication ceremony of the Radar Hill Memorial, Tofino, BC (1998); and 11 photographs of the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Trooping (2001). Includes researched reports on the events of the Battle of KapYong; and a copy of Gray's book Beyond the Danger Close.

Gray, Hub

Owen Gardner fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 133
  • Fonds
  • 1794, 1924-1989

The fonds contains a copy of the Militia Act of Great Britain (1786) from Gardner's library; his Warrant (1939); his demobilization letter (1945); a transcribed poem; and a menu from the Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Society (Calgary) annual memorial dinner (1984). Includes photographs from Gardner's military career which he had framed (1924-1973); and photographs from his retirement collected by Evelyn de Mille (ca. 1980s).

Gardner, Owen Wallace

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