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
See order form....
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,
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.)
CTV News Broadcast
- GoFundMe Donations
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....
Fair winds and soft landings,
CTV National News: A rare complication
) 9-year-old girl loses arms, legs after severe strep throat infection
An outpouring of generosity helps a young girl who lost her arms and legs to a rare infection. Amanda Debison report