Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) was founded for service in the First World War on August 10, 1914, and paraded for the first time at Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario, on August 23, 1914. Hamilton Gault, a prominent Montreal businessman, raised the regiment out of his own funds, making the PPCLI the last privately raised regiment in Canada.
The regiment was named after Princess Patricia of Connaught, the daughter of the Governor General at the time. Princess Patricia maintained close ties with the regiment throughout her life and hand-sewed the original regimental colour, the Ric-a-Dam-Doo, which was carried into battle in every First World War battle in which the Patricias fought.
There are currently 2 active battalions in Edmonton, Alberta and another in Shilo, Manitoba. To this day, it is a proud group of military professionals committed to active duty, training, and leadership within the Canadian Military.
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry wood crests are a great way to commemorate a former regimen member or recognize a current soldier for their service to their country.
- Size: 3.5"(9.0 cm)
- Thickness: .25" (0.5 cm)
- Wood: Alder, Fir, Cedar, Maple
- Finish: Water-based clearcoat