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PPCLI Colours photo collection.

  • PPCLI P14
  • Collection
  • 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

James G. Hayward fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 124
  • Fonds
  • 1955, 1986-1998

The album consists mainly of color snapshots of social events and conferences of the Saskatchewan Branch of the PPCLI Association. Also includes conferences that took place in Alberta and British Columbia. Includes a group portrait of Passchendaele Platoon, PPCLI Depot, April 1955. Includes a postal first day cover issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of PPCLI in 1989. Includes two cards of thanks to Jim and Mona Hayward for their participation in funerals of comrades.

Hayward, James G.

William M. Summersgill fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 123
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1961

The fonds consists of the pages from a scrapbook which documents Bill Summersgill's service in the 2nd Battalion, PPCLI. Includes a series of photos of parachute training, Canadian Joint Air Training Centre, Rivers, Manitoba (April 1957). Includes newsclippings, programs, invitations, and tickets for ceremonial events, such as Trooping the Colour, Army Day in Edmonton, Pachino Day, Lady Patricia Ramsay's birthday, the visit of Hamilton Gault (June 1958), Beating Retreat, Kapyong Day, and Sports Day in Camp Wainwright. Includes newsclippings and souvenir leaflets documenting military exercises, such as Ex Hotfoot, Ex Assiniboine, Ex Bulldog IV, Ex Quick Thought, Ex Snowbird, Ex Trojan Horse, Ex Thunderbird, and Ex Snow Chinthe II.

Summersgill, William M.

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.

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.

T.J. Turnbull fonds

  • PPCLI C40-5.2
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Harry Chatry fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 94
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 2001

The fonds contains a Royal Canadian Airforce pilot's flight log book with entries from 1948 to 1954 and 1965 to 1975 for flights taken in various aircraft including the Tiger Moth, Hadrian and Glider. Includes a group portrait of the first 6 graduates of the glider pilots' course, Rivers, Man., 1949. Includes a 2001 letter containing information and anecdotes of his military career.

Chatry, Harry

60th Battalion, Victoria Rifles of Canada : 700 days

  • PPCLI Fonds 12 file 5
  • File
  • 1960 - 1969

The file consists of a typewritten and photocopied book-length history of the 60th Battalion, C.E.F., the Victoria Rifles of Canada, which existed from June 1915 to April 1917.

60th Battalion, C.E.F. (Victoria Rifles of Canada)

Roderick Middleton fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 49
  • Fonds
  • 1941-2007

The fonds includes programs, newsclippings, speeches, correspondence, nominal rolls, and photographs documenting Rod Middleton's military service and his activities in the PPCLI and Korea veterans' organizations. Includes his obituary and a biographical sketch, his reminiscences of the Korean War, including a reminiscence, "24 Hours in the Life of a Soldier". Includes documents, newsletters, and correspondence of the PPCLI Association and the Korea Veterans' Association. Includes correspondence, minutes, plans and reports regarding the PPCLI Museum, particularly the Hall of Honour and the Chapel of Remembrance, and the PPCLI Heritage Committee. Includes correspondence regarding planning and staging of events, Frezenberg anniversary (1985), Kapyong anniversaries (1976, 2001), Queen's visit (2005). Includes collected information on specific historical subjects, including Pte Harry Cochran, Sgt George Ross Thompson, the Battle of Kapyong, the Battle of Medak Pocket and Currie Barracks, and Work Point Barracks.

Middleton, Roderick

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