2 PPCLI Receives New Queen’s Colour

News Release / May 1, 2017 / Project number: w-nr-17-05-01-colours

April 29, 2017

SHILO, MANITOBA – The Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) received a new Queen’s Colour in a ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Shilo today.

The formal ceremony was presided over by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Colonel-in-Chief of the PPCLI.

Quick Facts

  • The last Queen’s Colour of the 2 PPCLI was received and consecrated in 1991.
  • The new Queen’s Colour was consecrated now so it can be taken with the unit when it conducts public duties outside Buckingham Palace, St James Palace, the Tower of London, and Winsor Palace in London, UK, this summer.

Quotes

“The Queen’s Colour is a most cherished symbol of a unit. It receives the utmost respect wherever it is paraded. This is an important ceremony for us. The Queen’s Colour represents our heroism and honour on the battlefield.”

Lieutenant-Colonel Wayne Niven, Commanding Officer of the 2PPCLI

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Media Contacts

Lori Truscott
Shilo Public Affairs
Phone:  204-765-3000 ext 3813
Cell:  204-761-7360
Email: lori.truscott@forces.gc.ca

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