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Legion of Frontiersmen to PPCLI and 31st Bn CEF (Canada)

LOF “Special Draft” to PPCLI 1914

©Barry William Shandro M.Ed – Edmonton, Canada – Sept. 2013, revised June 2015

A large draft of men organized by Calgary’s Legion of Frontiersmen had left Calgary earlier for the establishment of the PPCLI. 345 more words

Legion Of Frontiersmen

The Maverick

Lieutenant Colonel Agar Adamson, D.S.O.
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

What really makes a real man? The best men I have known always openly say they are cowards and hate the situation they find themselves in and really are afraid, perhaps it is partly their education which helps them to realize the danger, but there is a great deal in being one of a long line of soldiers in a family, although this only partly accounts for it, for men who never saw a soldier and for generations have led useless lives, have behaved in a similar manner when put against it out here.

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Ontario

Bruce Nichol (1927-2014): Hockey-loving veteran lived rich life despite trauma of Korean War experiences

By Ron Allen

Bruce Dallard Nichol was born on Dec. 14, 1927, the youngest of 13 children of Sam and Nellie Nichol. Sam Nichol worked in the logging camps of the Upper Ottawa Valley and with the Canadian Pacific Railway. 890 more words

Local News

Nice things about being a raw amateur ...

It is nice when no one pays attention to your ramblings. This is probably a good think for the amateur if you are a sensitive flower who needs approval. 614 more words

Photos & Video: Sunset Ceremony on Parliament Hill

David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, reviewed the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), and the Royal 22e Régiment (R22eR) on Friday, September 19, 2014, during the Sunset Ceremony on the lawns of Parliament Hill, marking the 100th anniversaries of the two regiments. 351 more words

Local News

Tree planting at Rideau Hall to mark 100th anniversary of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will mark the 100th anniversary of service to Canada by Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, according to a news release from the Governor General’s office. 255 more words

Defence Watch

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

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