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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry



Armorial Description

Within an annulus inscribed PRINCESS PATRICIA'S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY, the cypher and coronet of HRH Princess Patricia, pierced (the coronet comprised of three visible crosses patte interspersed with two strawberry leaves); the whole surmounted by the St. Edward's Crown.


Official Abbreviation: PPCLI

Motto: (None)


Battle Honours (38)

First World War

    YPRES, 1915, '17
    Arleux
    FREZENBERG
    Hill 70
    Bellewaarde
    PASSCHENDAELE
    MOUNT SORREL
    AMIENS
    Somme, 1916
    SCARPE, 1918
    FLERS-COURCELETTE
    Hindenburg Line
    Ancre Heights
    Canal Du Nord
    Arras, 1917-18
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    VIMY, 1917
    FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1914-18
Second World War
    LANDING IN SICILY
    RIMINI LINE
    LEONFORTE
    SAN FORTUNATO
    Agira
    Savio Brisgehead
    Sicily, 1943
    Naviglio Canal
    THE MORO
    FOSSO MUNIO
    THE GULLY
    Granarola
    Liri Valley
    Italy, 1943-1945
    HITLER LINE
    Appeldoorn
    GOTHIC LINE
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945
Korea
    KOREA, 1950-1953
    KAPYONG

The 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry, has a unique distinction. This battalion received the Distinguished Unit Citation from the President of the United States to recognize its stand near Kapyong, Korea, in April 1951. Equating to a battle honour, the Citation is represented by a streamer four feet in length and two and three-quarter inches in width, bearing the name of the action, attached to the pike of the regimental Colour. The use of this streamer in accordance with American practice was authorized by King George VI. In addition to the streamer, the Presidential Citation is also worn on the uniform. It is a small royal blue bar with gold trim. Although battle honours are awarded on a regimental basis, and the whole of the PPCLI carries Kapyong on its colours, the distinction of bearing this streamer belongs to 2 PPCLI alone, and is carried on the battalions regimental colour. The badge is also unique to 2PPCLI.
Order of Precedence: 2

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