“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.

ONCE A PATRICIA, ALWAYS A PATRICIA

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Latest News

Gordon Marcel Descoteaux

Gordon Marcel Descoteaux

15 Oct 1944 - 17 Feb 2024 (79)1 & 2 PPCLI It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Gordon Descoteaux on February 17th, 2024, at the age of 79, in St Albert, Alberta. Gord was born October 15th, 1944, in Nottingham England, to the late...

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Charle Gordon Watt

Charle Gordon Watt

12 Aug 1953 - 02 Feb 2024 (70)3 PPCLI, PPCLI Battle School and Sky Hawks It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, brother, friend, Charles Gordon Watt, born August 12, 1953 in Fort William, Ontario. He slipped away on February 2, 2024, at the...

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Francis (Frank) James Duffy

Francis (Frank) James Duffy

January 22, 1930 – January 12, 2024. (93) Former Drum Major The Canadian Grenadier GuardsIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Francis (Frank) James Duffy on January 12, 2024, at the age of 93. Served with the PPCLI, later joining The Canadian...

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