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Howdy! CJ Wallace here. If I could, for about five minutes of your time, I would like to draw your attention to a project that I initiated.

I have been a World Vision child sponsor of children in the Kintempo South area of Ghana for a number of years. Currently, I am assisting a child, Jones, from the area, having sponsored him, his family and his village for about three years.

First, why World Vision since I am not much of a religious man? Simply, World Vision’s transparency on how donations are spent is very good, demonstrating that it is one of the top charities that contributes most of the donations to the actual cause.

Second, why Ghana? I grew up in Ghana, living near a military camp in Kumasi, a town not far away from the Kintempo South area. I have many fond memories of this country, its people and its topography.

What is the project? The project that I have initiated, and set up through World Vision, is primarily targeting educational needs in the rural area of Kintempo South, Ghana. Education is the basis to future self-sufficiency. 





There are many far ranging and isolated villages throughout Kintempo South where educational support, including availability of teachers, is minimal. School buildings need to be enlarged, or new schools built, quarters for teachers and their families need to be constructed, and educational tools, such as desks, text books and ordinary PPnS need to be acquired. These are the targets for the donations.

The goal is to raise (Cdn) $15,000.00. It may not sound much for such an ambitious project to us in Canada, but in places like Ghana, where labour is provided by the villagers themselves, this sum of money can achieve much. So I ask, please, give a donation and let’s see a people move forward towards their own self-sufficiency.





To donate, please go to the World Vision site dedicated to this project:



World Vision Fundraising Guidelines may be found at: Fundraising Guidelines 2014.pdf

World Vision’s Fundraising Letter of Support to this project may be found at:

http:// of Support.pdf

A pdf copy of this introduction has been prepared and is available at:


Leave Your Legacy At Patricia Park

  • Honour the memory of nearly 2,000 Patricias who have given their lives in the service of the Regiment.

  • Join fellow Patricias in commemorating your service or that of a friend or relative.

  • Leave a living legacy by helping the PPCLI Foundation support our veterans, soldiers and their families.

You are invited to add your name to the new national memorial in Patricia Park in Edmonton, Alberta. This new memorial honours and keeps alive the memory of the achievements and sacrifices made by those in the Regiment who served in defense of freedom.

The order deadline for the May 2015 installation is April 15, 2015.

The PPCLI Association, supported by the PPCLI Foundation, is sponsoring a perpetual Memorial in the former Griesbach area. Together with the City of Edmonton and Canada Lands Corporation, this new memorial will honour and keep alive the memory of the achievements and sacrifices made by those who served Canada in the Regiment in the defence of freedom.

Order your Personal Legacy Stone today or order one for a Veteran, a colleague, friend, relative or spouse. The cost of a stone is $300, and the charitable receipt is $150. For more details, download an order form or visit  Do not delay, order your form today. For more information, contact

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PPCLI Commemorative Stamp packages are still available

Just in time to use with your Christmas cards. A book of 12 stamps is only $25, and it comes in an envelope with an engraved badge, and has copies of the Commemorative envelope and all the press releases. A sheet of 50 stamps is just $75 plus $2 shipping.

A framed sheet of 50 stamps is also available. This would be fine gift or keepsake.

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PPCLI wine

Are you looking for a unique Christmas present?   You may wish to consider ordering some PPCLI Wine from Château des Charmes.   Ordering the wine is simple.   Use the attached order form and contact Michele Bosc at her email   or by phone at 1-800-263-2541 ext 226.

The wines are a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon at $14.95 per bottle. This is a mouth water black cherry, dark chocolate with a bit of spice and will keep well for the next few years.

The second wine is 2011 Unoaked Chardonnay for $12.95 per bottle.   This is fresh, crisp wine with notes of apple and pineapple.  

Shipping is a bit extra, but Château des Charmes will ship direct to your door.   The wine can be delivered within Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and BC.

 PPCLI Labeled Wine

The SW Ontario Branch of the Association and Château des Charmes are pleased to announce that you can now purchase PPCLI labelled Sparkling Wine.  

The Brut wine is priced at $26.95 per bottle and the Rose at $32.95.  

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Airborne Gunner Book

I'd like to ask you to contribute to a book on Airborne Gunners, Just a few lines/paragraphs would suffice - as little or as much as you'd like. Good times, bad times, funny incidents, funny people, photos, etc!

We are writing a book on the history of Airborne Gunners. Canadian Gunners have been an integral part of Canadian airborne forces since the early days of the Second World War.They have served as paratroopers in Italy,France, and Germany during that conflict and in a variety of airborne units since. These include a series of parachute batteries: "B" Light Battery, "Z" Battery Para, 1st Airborne Battery RCA, "E" Battery (Para) 2 RCHA,Airborne Air Defence Sections, Parachute Maintenance Depots. Jump Schools, Skyhawks,SAR, Special Forces and now airborne troops (81 mm Mortars) and airborne FOO parties. More recently Airborne Gunners may be found in Regular Force and Reserve Regiments, supporting Airborne Jump Companies.There is currently no publication that adequately describes this proud and rich history of paratroopers in the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. It is a history and record of service that should be documented and shared with the RCA Family, the Army, and all Canadians.

The book will be highly illustrated with photographs and include several anecdotes. It will be a book that folks will be proud to have on their coffee table, much like the books on the Black Watch, the one on the Nova Scotia Tattoo, and the most recent publication by the PPCLI. It will probably have ten to twelve chapters in chronological order, six of which are in the final draft form at this time.

We have Brian Reid, Lt Col (Ret'd), a paratrooper, as the author, and Brian (Reid BA of the RCA) has written several wonderful military historical books - two favourites being "No Holding Back" (the closing of the Falise Gap), and "Named by the Enemy: The History of the Winnipeg Rifles." Ike Kennedy will advise and support us with Bob Lockhart helping with photo issues.

Project management and oversight is by a strong steering committee of Airborne Gunner Officers and Sr NCOs, and our target period for publication in spring 2016.

We are seeking input from Airborne Gunners and also all who served alongside the Gunners. We'd appreciate anecdotes, observations, humourous stories, photographs and impressions. Our aim is to tell the story of the Airborne Gunners as seen by themselves and by others who served with them.

Your stories and input would be invaluable. A few paragraphs would be wonderful - and we will integrate your input into the narrative.

I look forward to hearing from you. (Please, include both of the email addys, below, in your email.)


Bill Tremain:   


Brian Reid:

CTV News Broadcast - GoFundMe Donations

Dear Jumpers:

I received this very sad news from the grandfather of Alyssa who lost both arms and also both legs to a rare infection. The grandfather is a well known AB soldier. His name is MWO (Ret) Phil Sippley who served with AB HQ & Sigs QM from 73 to 76, AB School and with the Sky Hawks 82 to 86. Attached find the link with video   It is a heart breaking story.

Any one that can help the poor little girl for a better life in the future, it will be appreciated.  Donations can be made on line.  I have already made a personal donation on the GoFundMe page....

As always...

Fair winds and soft landings,

Airborne!  Joe


( CTV National News: A rare complication ) 9-year-old girl loses arms, legs after severe strep throat infection!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_150/image.jpg

An outpouring of generosity helps a young girl who lost her arms and legs to a rare infection. Amanda Debison report



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Written by military historian David J. Bercuson, the author of a comprehensive history of the Regiment, The Patricia's honours the bravery of those whose commitment to serve Canada has helped to shape the nation.

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Alain Gaudet, 1 Commando in Cyprus 1974, Translation of the book Dien Bien Phu

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