The Right Honourable, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, CBE, CD, JP, DL Colonel-in-Chief Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry ( 1974-2007 )
Outgoing CO LCol Jay McKeen handed the command for 2PPLI over to incoming CO LCol Mike Reekie during a Change of Command (CoC) ceremony at the MPTF. The event was presided over by two former 2PPCLI Commanders, now 1CMBG Comd Col Bob Ritchie and BGen Mike Wright, now the COS for Canadian Forces Intelligence Command.
Dear Patricias, If you have first hand experiences to share or second hand stories your uncle or grandfather told you. We would love to see photo's and stories. You can upload your stories and pictures for inclusion to our archives and possible use in the next edition of our Official Regimental History. Checkout other peoples stories too. We've uploaded a bunch of Korea photo's but we know there are so many more out there. Lets get recording this history so it isn't lost forever.
May 17th 1943 Colonel in Chief (Lady Patricia) Officers of the Regiment PPCLI (Lt-Col Ron Waterman DSO standing directly behind Lady Patricia, front and centre)
Blackhawk Down, 1900 hrs, 8 March, 2019 at TMM (The Military Museum in Calgary). By donation. Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic and snacks available for purchase) great inexpensive date-night or family night out.
Manitoba’s Tommy Prince was awarded the Military Medal for his brave actions during a reconnaissance mission near Littoria, Italy, in February 1944. Sergeant Prince was reporting on German artillery positions from an abandoned farmhouse when his telephone line was cut by shelling. Undeterred, he put on civilian clothes, went outside in full view of the enemy and pretended to be a farmer hoeing his crops. When he found where his line had been broken, Prince bent down like he was tying his shoes but instead quickly reconnected the wires before returning inside to resume his duties.
BGen Russell Alexander Allan, OMM, CD On January 19th, 1951 he enlisted as a Private soldier with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. After completing basic training and the Parachutists Course he deployed to Korea in October 1951 as a Rifleman with "D" Company 1 PPCLI. After 13 months service in Korea, Russ returned to Canada as a Corporal and transferred to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. In 1954 he was selected for Officer Training
On February 15th 1965 Canada adopted the flag we now know. On February 19th 1965 ceremonies honouring the newly adopted Canadian flag were held simultaneously at Fort Macleod (Germany) and at Vimy Ridge. At the Canadian Memorial, Maj JGC Mackinlay MC, CD, commanded a guard of honour formed from 1st Battalion. One division consisted of veterans who had served under the Red Ensign, and the other of new soldiers.
Peter Sneddon passed away 10 Jan 19 but will not be forgotten. Once a Patricia, Always a Patricia. Stories like his are so important to be recorded and saved for future generations. Share your stories at https://ppcli.com/your-stories/
Sgt (ret'd) Donald Carrick Passed away 15 May 18 but will not be forgotten. A great article talking about some of Donalds service in Korea, the Forces and afterwards within the Legion and the KVA
RSM Wood, JD Died from injuries sustained from a mine explosion on 18 Jan 1951 He was the first Patricia of 138 to loose their lives in the Korean War