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Princess Pat: Chop Down that Tree

My July post about the “Princess Pat” song and its controversial lyrics brought a flood of comments.  They can be divided into two categories: people who insist that the song be sung with the correct lyrics (The Princess Pat, light infantry…) out of respect for this hallowed unit of the Canadian military, and people who favor the garbled camp version (The Princess Pat, lived in a tree….). 411 more words

Girl Scouts

The Berserker

Major Axel “Rass” Rasmussen †
97th (American Legion) Battalion

Rasmussen was a big, handsome man; fearless in war and pitiless to four-flushers anywhere, any time.

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The Principal

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. Hagarty
201st (Toronto Light Infantry) Battalion

I saw a mock funeral to day up to the 201 Batt they are being split up tomorrow, their Col.

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Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry memorial baton arrives in Winnipeg

Runners from the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) Memorial Baton Relay team arrived in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Legislature today in recognition of the PPCLI’s 100th Anniversary celebrations, the DND says in a news release. 242 more words

Defence Watch

Baton relay honours fallen members of the PPCLI

CALGARY – The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) hosted a special memorial baton relay in Calgary on Friday to commemorate 100 years of military service. 104 more words


*The* gala dinner and dance of the year. No, make that of the Century

On Saturday I had the pleasure and the honour of attending the 100th anniversary celebration of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry.  It was incredible and amazing, and truly overwhelming all at once.  362 more words


Army Proud

Working at CFB Edmonton, I get to find out about some pretty cool things that end up happening around the base. This past weekend was no exception to the cool things that happen, and it was all in celebration for the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI)’s 100th anniversary. 181 more words