Collection P130 - 2PPCLI in Korea photo collection

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2PPCLI in Korea photo collection

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PPCLI P130

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  • 1950 - 1988 (Creation)
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    Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

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Ca. 1000 photographs

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(1914-)

Administrative history

The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) was raised in Ottawa in August 1914 as the result of an offer by Captain A. Hamilton Gault to provide $100,000.00 to finance and equip a regiment for overseas service. It was named in honour of Princess Patricia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and daughter of the Duke of Connaught, then the Governor-General of Canada. PPCLI has been a Canadian permanent force regiment since 1914. It has participated in two World Wars, the Korean War, the War in Afghanistan, civic crises, Cold War defence and numerous peacekeeping missions all over the world. During the Korean War the regiment was increased to three battalions and then cut back to two battalions in 1954. In 1970 it was again increased to three battalions. Since 1919 it has been based in locations in western Canada. In the 2010s the three battalions were located in Edmonton and CFB Shilo, Manitoba.

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This collection consists predominantly of photographs of the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI) during the conflict on the Korean Peninsula from its formation on August 7, 1950 to the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953. Includes a few images taken after the war. The 2nd Battalion was the first battalion of the PPCLI to arrive in Korea (December 18, 1950) serving with the 27th and 28th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigades until replaced by the 1st Battalion PPCLI on November 4, 1951.

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Reproduction or publication of the images requires permission of PPCLI Regimental Museum and Archives.

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An item-level inventory is available at https://ppcli.com/ppcli-museum-description/ppcli-fonds/

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Portraits of individual members of PPCLI are located in P400.

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Additions to the collection are expected.

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ppcli

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