“First In The Field”

Welcome to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Association website. The PPCLI Association is a member-centric organization, formally organized under  the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act).

The Mission of the PPCLI Association is to provide a means for serving and former serving members to continue the close supportive relationships forged during service, while supporting the interests of the Regiment, its soldiers, veterans and their families.

The objectives of the Association (in order of priority) are:

  • Foster and maintain the spirit of the Regiment by perpetuating the comradeship and close supportive relationships formed amongst all ranks both while serving in the Regiment, and after release or retirement;
  • Provide support to assist released and retired members who served with the Regiment and their families; widows and children of deceased members; and in exceptional circumstances, to serving members and their families;
  • Provide administrative support to the Hamilton Gault Memorial Fund Student Bursary program;
  • Preserve Regimental history through the creation and maintenance of significant Regimental memorials and support of the Regimental Museum and Archives;
  • Provide support to PPCLI-affiliated Army Cadet Corps;
  • Promote public awareness ad support of the history, heritage and tradition of Service to the Nation; and
  • Establish cooperative and supportive relationships with other veterans’ and charitable organizations which share comparable and compatible purposes and values.

The Association’s purpose is to preserve the bonds of comradeship amongst all Patricias, past, present and future.

  • We do this regardless of age, ranks held, or time in the PPCLI;
  • We provide opportunities for members to promote a unified regimental spirit;
  • We assist Patricias in need through the Volunteer Patricia Program (VPP); and
  • We contribute to the perpetuation and celebration of our regimental history, heritage, traditions and values.

Who can join?

  • All former members of the PPCLI, including members of former units that were absorbed into the PPCLI;
  • All serving members, including those that transferred to another trade;
  • All members of the Canadian Armed Forces who at one time were attached or served with the PPCLI; and
  • All spouses, partners, widow(er)s, their children (18 years and older) or grandchildren of former and serving members.


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Latest News

Patrick Mills

11 Jun 1942 - 11 Jun 2024 (82)2 PPCLI Pat was born in Hartney, Manitoba June 11, 1942 and entered Royal Roads Military College  in September, 1959. He graduated from RMC in 1963 and was posted to  2  PPCLI at Edmonton, Alberta. In 1964, Pat married...

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Keith Kenneth Faulconbridge

Keith Kenneth Faulconbridge

4th Jun 1960 - 24th May 2024 (63)3 PPCLI Passed away on 24 May, 2024 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario, aged 63. Father to Katie Curwen (Mike). Beloved spouse of Carmela Berghea. Dear brother of Sharon (Ed Spingola), Kevin, Jimmy, Michael (Brenda), Robert...

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Charles Edwards Cowell

Charles Edwards Cowell

28th May 1943 - 3rd May 2024 ( 81)3 PPCLI With great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of our loving father, Charles Edward Cowell, with family by his side.Chuck, as he was known, was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Donally Carol Cowell nee...

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