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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1945 Fonds
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Alec Herdy fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 115
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2013

The fonds consists of digital images of Alec Herdy's album relating to his 1980-1983 service in PPCLI (located in the Archives Main Computer, Born-Digital Records folder); a binder documenting course development of the Landmine Facilitator Training program of the Canadian Red Cross, Victoria, BC (ca. 2001-2002); notes on development of the education program at The Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta (2007); a poster produced as a tribute to Sgt William Niel Gow, a bugler with 2PPCLI; compilations of PPCLI wartime records produced for families of Sgt George C. Quartly, RSM "Jock" Anderson, Sir A.C. "Batty Mac" MacDonnell, L/Cpl C. Wynne and L/Cpl J.A. Wynne, and Pte L.E. Kramer (2010); and subject files consisting of photocopied articles, etc., on the Airborne Division during World War II, disbandment of the Canadian Airborne Regiment, the Devil's Brigade, Exercise Haines (1947), PPCLI in the Korean War, Korea maps, PPCLI dress, PPCLI history (to 1978), PPCLI in World War I, PPCLI in World War Ii, and Sanctuary Wood (compiled ca, 2009-ca. 2013)

Herdy, Alec

PPCLI general collection

  • PPCLI Collection 1
  • Fonds
  • 1894-2018 (predominant 1914-2018)

The collection is classified into approximately 40 series representing broad subjects, periods of regimental history, and units within the regiment. Many of the series are further divided into sub-series. Files are generally described to the item level. The collection consists of correspondence, nominal rolls, ledgers, scrapbooks, war diaries, Part I and Part II Orders, maps, blueprints, annual reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, clippings, programmes, posters and personnel documents illustrating regimental activities and achievements during war and peace times and the length of service, number of casualties and honours and awards of past and present members of the Regiment. Also included is biographical information on the Colonels-in-Chief, Colonels of the Regiment and other Regimental personalities. Some series include books, manuals, booklets, phonograph records and other ephemera related to military history, regimental traditions, Canadian Forces Bases, training policies and procedures, uniforms and equipment, allied regiments, the airborne role and the Regimental Band. Also featured are records of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association, the Regimental Executive Committee, the establishment of the Regimental Museum and the 75th, 80th and 85th anniversary celebrations of the Regiment. Individual collections contained within the fonds include the B.A.J. Franklin collection, the Ernst Smith collection, the K.F. Bunyan collection, the Lt. Col. E.K. Fitzgerald D.R. collection, the Eleanor M. Rieger collection, the John Milburn Collection, the L.A. White collection, the Stephen Trache collection, the Jim Cannon Collection and the W.E. Bastedo Collection. Also included are letters from Agar Adamson, the Currie Papers, V.F. Gianelli correspondence and documents related to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Comedy Company and the Women's Auxiliary. The collection of official records of the PPCLI and its battalions was closed in 1994, but accruals relating to the Colonels-in-Chief, the Colonels of the Regiment, and individuals who were members of the regiment before 1994 continue to be collected.

Boyd Waddell fonds

  • PPCLI C60-20.1, C60-20.2, C60-22.1
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1980

The fonds consists of three albums of ceremonial events of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (1PPCLI). C60-20.1 depicts the Presentation of Colours to the Battalion in 1977. C60-20.2 and C60-22.1, which are nearly identical albums, depict 1PPCLI's Trooping of the Colour ceremony in 1980.

Waddell, Boyd

Cecil James Simpson fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 127
  • Fonds
  • Copied 2008 (originally created 1914-1919)

The fonds consists of copies of 8 pages from Cecil Simpson's notebook containing a chronology of his military service and nominal roll of 6 Platoon; uncaptioned photographs (copied from the original negatives) of Simpson, his wife, comrades, and family members; and copies of two items of French and Canadian currency autographed by Simpson and comrades.

Simpson, Cecil James

Owen Gardner fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 133
  • Fonds
  • 1794, 1924-1989

The fonds contains a copy of the Militia Act of Great Britain (1786) from Gardner's library; his Warrant (1939); his demobilization letter (1945); a transcribed poem; and a menu from the Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Society (Calgary) annual memorial dinner (1984). Includes photographs from Gardner's military career which he had framed (1924-1973); and photographs from his retirement collected by Evelyn de Mille (ca. 1980s).

Gardner, Owen Wallace

Hub Gray fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 42
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2003

The fonds contains photographs (prints and negatives) of Exercise Sweetbriar and the Korean War (1950-1951); 31 slides illustrating Hub Gray's PPCLI service from 1950 to 1953; 13 photographs of the dedication ceremony of the Radar Hill Memorial, Tofino, BC (1998); and 11 photographs of the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Trooping (2001). Includes researched reports on the events of the Battle of KapYong; and a copy of Gray's book Beyond the Danger Close.

Gray, Hub

Charles Petrie fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 136
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 2006

The fonds documents Charles Petrie's experiences during the Korean War. Includes LCol Jim Stone's Order of the Day at the outset of the 2nd Battalion's deployment (1950 Nov 19); Charles Petrie's account of the Battle of KapYong (1951 Apr 25-26) based on his field notes and diary (1951 Mar 28-May 6); pass and photographs of the opening of armistice talks (1951 Oct 22); menu and magazine from Christmas Day spent in the British Commonwealth Hospital Kure; shipping schedule, Kure-Pusan; newsclippings; photographs; slides; and North Korean propaganda, safe conduct passes, and soldiers' documents.

Petrie, Charles A.

Ken Robertson fonds

  • PPCLI P110(3-28)-1, P130(50-54)-3
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1952

The fonds consists of photographs of the Second and First Battalions, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, in Korea 1951-1952.

Robertson, Ken

Robert F. Zubkowski fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 9
  • Fonds
  • 1919 - 2018

The fonds includes Robert Zubkowski's service papers; classroom notes and handouts for courses he took or instructed; records of his involvement in the PPCLI Association; and items collected for the PPCLI Museum and Archives.

Zubkowski, Robert F.

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