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PPCLI Colonels of the Regiment photo collection

  • PPCLI P12
  • Collectie
  • 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 Museum photographs album collection

  • PPCLI C10-1.1, C10-5.1, C10-9.1, C10-10.1, C60-2.1
  • Collectie
  • 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 Colours photo collection.

  • PPCLI P14
  • Collectie
  • 1914 - 1989

This collection consists of images of the Colours of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) as well as related units such as 2 Commando of the Canadian Airborne Regiment. Also includes images of the PPCLI camp flag. In early military tradition, a battalion’s Colours were a flag carried near the commanding officer to serve as a rallying point in the melee of battle. Though no longer of strategic importance, its Colours are considered to be its most precious possession and are normally only displayed during military parades. In the British Commonwealth, battalions possess two Colours: the King’s (or Queen’s) Colour and the Regimental Colour. Regiments can be given permission to decorate their Colours with Battle Honours: the names of notable battles or campaigns in which they fought. PPCLI’s original Colour, known as the Ric-A-Dam-Doo, was hand-embroidered by Princess Patricia, and was last Canadian Colour to actually be carried into battle.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

T.J. Turnbull fonds

  • PPCLI C40-5.2
  • Archief
  • 1934

The fonds consists of an album that was presented to T.J. Turnbull upon his retirement in 1934. It contains informal portraits of 40 sergeants, warrant officers, and commissioned officers, and their farewell messages.

Turnbull, T.J.

PPCLI colonels-in-chief photo collection

  • PPCLI P11
  • Collectie
  • 1910-2017

This collection consists of images of the three individuals who have held the title of Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). In the British Commonwealth military tradition, a regiment is theoretically headed by a colonel-in-chief, who is a member of the Royal Family or is otherwise a person of national prominence. Princess Patricia of Connaught, the namesake of PPCLI, was actually appointed Colonel-in-Chief on 22 February 1918. Upon her marriage to Captain Alexander Ramsay in February 1919 she relinquished the title of Princess and was subsequently addressed as Lady Patricia Ramsay. Upon her death in 1974, she was succeeded by her cousin Lady Patricia Brabourne. In 1979 she inherited her father’s estate and became Countess Mountbatten of Burma, but continued to be addressed informally as Lady Patricia. She retired as Colonel-in-Chief in 2007, and was succeeded by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson.

Alec Herdy fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 115
  • Archief
  • 1980-2013

The fonds consists of digital images of Alec Herdy's album relating to his 1980-1983 service in PPCLI (located in the Archives Main Computer, Born-Digital Records folder); a binder documenting course development of the Landmine Facilitator Training program of the Canadian Red Cross, Victoria, BC (ca. 2001-2002); notes on development of the education program at The Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta (2007); a poster produced as a tribute to Sgt William Niel Gow, a bugler with 2PPCLI; compilations of PPCLI wartime records produced for families of Sgt George C. Quartly, RSM "Jock" Anderson, Sir A.C. "Batty Mac" MacDonnell, L/Cpl C. Wynne and L/Cpl J.A. Wynne, and Pte L.E. Kramer (2010); and subject files consisting of photocopied articles, etc., on the Airborne Division during World War II, disbandment of the Canadian Airborne Regiment, the Devil's Brigade, Exercise Haines (1947), PPCLI in the Korean War, Korea maps, PPCLI dress, PPCLI history (to 1978), PPCLI in World War I, PPCLI in World War Ii, and Sanctuary Wood (compiled ca, 2009-ca. 2013)

Herdy, Alec

PPCLI memorials photograph collection

  • PPCLI P15
  • Collectie
  • 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.

Individual Files photograph collection

  • PPCLI P400
  • Collectie
  • ca. 1910-ca. 2000

The collection consists of formal and informal portraits of individual members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, filed alphabetically by surname.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Band photograph collection

  • PPCLI P18
  • Collectie
  • 1914-[ca. 1990]

The collection consists of photographs and photonegatives of the PPCLI Band in its various incarnations. Includes a few images of mascots Citation Mike the horse and Mickey the dog, who were associated with the Band.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Band

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