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PPCLI Association AGM Registration 2015

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Branch Interactive Map Update 

REVISED 2014 100th PPCLI Association Newsletter (Digital)

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CAFA AGM draft Agenda

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Airborne Gunner Book

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GoFundMe Donations - MWO (Ret) Phil Sippley's Granddaughter

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Routine Orders Bulletin a glance!


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New VVi Perodical Dec 201462   

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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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100th Info


Sirs, Gents,


From BGen (Ret’d) Kennedy and the Public Information Steering Committee (PISC)


For widest distribution, please.


“Much information is now available on the social media sites developed or being used for dissemination of anniversary-related materials. The info is largely generated by Grant Cree (our TwittererSupremo), Karen Storwick and others in the Anniversary Office PA cell.


Twitter.  Flickr.  Facebook.  You can easily monitor the Regiment’s 100th Anniversary activities on these social media sites to keep in the loop with regular updates.  When you follow Twitter, you will have hourly event coverage throughout the Edmonton and Ottawa Commemorations and every day of the Memorial Baton Relay.  If you have not joined Twitter yet - it is free and easy, and when you first sign up you will be asked to include several sites to follow - include the one below for the 100th.  Please re-tweet to all your friends. When you visit Flickr you see the fabulous online photo and video gallery.  As well,  Facebook enables you to connect with thousands of friends you haven’t seen in years, and much info circulates there - please repost info on your own Facebook sites. By re-tweeting, liking and re-posting, you will help reach all Canadians.  


Websites. Visit the Regiment’s website ( – at the bottom right corner you’ll see the  social media symbols - you can click on them.  Or click on the “100th Anniversary” tab for commemoration details.  


For your convenience, here’s the direct PPCLI social media links:


[Plus:     ...@ppcliassoc ]  

Blogspot.  In addition to these, there is a new blogspot at  .  This will provide articles and other information of a less immediate nature.  When you first visit the site, you can add your e-mail address for automatic notification of new posts at the upper right hand corner. It will then take you through a simple and short registration page.


Please disseminate widely, and feel free to cut and paste the main content of this message to web sites you administer or can comment on.


Vince Kennedy”


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



Funded jointly by CAFA and ARAC


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100th Regimental Anniversary - New Photos


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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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In Their Own Words

Canadian Stories of Valour and Bravery from Afghanistan, 2001-2007

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Association Dress Guidelines

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