11 November 2013

Lest We Forget

 Princess Patricia of Connaught, the original Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry designed and made their regimental flag, known as the Ric-a-Dam-Doo (reportedly from the Gaelic for "cloth of your mother").

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the regiment, the current Colonel-in-Chief, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson commissioned the following song, written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.  The song is performed by Homefire (the wives of the Princess Patricia’s Regiment) and features two principal singers, Edmonton-based Brittany Hancock and Angela Larson.

The Princess Pat's Infantry is based in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta.

11/11/13 :  Apologies, it seems the video won't play.  Here's a link to the original article on the CBC blog:


  1. Jan M4:53 PM

    I was just listening to CBC radio and heard a piece about how the Princess Patricia Light Infantry was formed. Andrew Hamilton Gault offered $100,000 of his own money (and that was in 1914! That is over $2 million dollars today) to see that the regiment was formed. They were the first Canadian infantry regiment to enter the battlefields of WW I. This is a fitting day to have this conversation! Happy Remembrance Day to all veterans.

    1. Thank you so much for the background information, Jan, and thanks for dropping by!


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