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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
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
Battle Honours (38)
First World War
YPRES, 1915, '17
Second World War
Canal Du Nord
PURSUIT TO MONS
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1914-18
LANDING IN SICILY
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945
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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