NOTE: To watch the video in high definition, please click the “High” link atop the video above. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry 1 , Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance have penned a beautiful charity single, “Ric-A-Dam-Doo,” commissioned by the Regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson. You can watch the official video of the song above, performed by Homefire (The Wives of Princess Patricia s Regiment) 2 and featuring two principal singers, Edmonton-based Brittany Hancock and Angela Larson.
The title comes from the flag of the Regiment. Princess Patricia of Connaught, whom the Regiment was named after in 1914, was given the title of Colonel-in-Chief and designed and made by hand the crimson flag with a circular royal blue centre. Inside the circle are gold initials VP, which stand for Victoria Patricia.
It has been in place since the First World War. Ric-a-Dam-Doo is believed to be Gaelic for “cloth of your mother”. Proceeds from the song, which is available for purchase from iTunes 3 , will go to Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry Foundation, supporting Canadian military service and former military personnel in need.
posted by Andrea Warner 4 on Nov 01, 2013 References ^ Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (www.ppcli.com) ^ Homefire (The Wives of Princess Patricia s Regiment) (itunes.apple.com) ^ which is available for purchase from iTunes (itunes.apple.com) ^ Andrea Warner (music.cbc.ca)
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Hello from Arundel Eccentrics. It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. All been rather hectic.
I trust life is treating you well? These last couple of weeks we’ve had some great workshops. The people who come are delightful.
Last week three workshoppers enjoyed two days. They got along like old friends. We introduced them to several techniques and they painted and distressed, crackle glazed and craquelured & tried their hand at gilding.
All that, coupled with a vegetarian lunch made for a sociable couple of days. Hard for everyone to get back to work in the afternoon as the lunches were convivial affairs. Wonderful interludes with conversations covering all sorts of diverse subjects.
Interested in doing a day or two? Learn to paint, decorate & transform antique, vintage, or junk furniture in a beautiful Arundel riverside studio Courses in small, friendly groups Full days tuition 9.30-5pm Vegetarian lunch with glass of wine Plan a day out with friends, we give a reduction for groups of three Gift vouchers available Princess of Wales Regiment in Arundel Last week saw the Princess of Wales Regiment marching through Arundel given the freedom of the town. It was a glorious hot Sunday The town was bursting with people who came to watch.
The soldiers were given a warm welcome, rapturous applause and much waving of flags as they marched up the High Street ,down Tarrant Street up Maltravers and back down the High Street. Finally there were speeches from both local and army dignitaries and a short service in the town square. People poured into town and many it would appear, found it an emotional experience.
Arundel Festival Fundraiser Looking forward to a night out at the castle on Wednesday. My chum Allie and I are going to the Festival Fundraiser up in the grounds of Arundel castle. It certainly sounds like fun.
Tickets are 15 and includes a curry supper.. donated by the local Indian Restaurant. You might be interested to check it out online.
The lovely shop on the town quay “RSVP” are selling tickets. The Festival is fast approaching. There are some pictures of festivals over the past couple of years on our Facebook page to get you in the mood.
Arundel Eccentrics Facebook page 1 Please give us a like if you are there. Nass went to London last week as he had an antique delivery for a client. I travelled with him in the van and we bought a few items for our forthcoming venture.
In our antiques warehouse we will be having a small area with new interior items for gifts and the home. We used to stock some lovely new interior pieces but didn’t have the room to keep them separate from the antiques. It confused some folk, and one lady was heard to say,to her husband ” Oh !
Bert look…. is it antique or is it reproducing?” Yes she really did .. LOL Anyway, I digress It will be open in time for the Arundel Festival.
I am feeling really looking forward to it as it will add a new dimension to the showroom. We found some gorgeous Moroccan pieces. Amongst them were the beautiful bowls I saw in Marrakech.
We used to sell them a few years ago and they practically walked out of the showroom. Lets hope they get the same reception this time. We will be having a big Christmas event this year.
Do let me know if you would like a private view evening invitation. If you would like to go on the list for future events please also let me know. They are always such fun and very sociable.
By the way, did I tell you we have a new neighbour down in antiques land off the beaten track? Or maybe that should be “down the road less travelled” LOL Anyway, they are called French Loft and have been there since the beginning of the year. It’s made a huge difference as we have become a destination to browse now that we have more antiques venues.
The shippers collected from us for a couple of our biggest clients last week, so it was an extremely busy week finishing decoration on Victorian bamboo items. It’s always so rewarding when you find a scruffy, rickety bamboo table or 19th century chest of drawers and manage to turn them into this. Arundel Notebooks We have our new Arundel Notebook on their way.
At the printers even as we speak. They are full of colour photos of Arundel,and plenty of pages for pearls of wisdom to be written. Well, lovely as its been sitting and chatting I must press on.My little house is full again of half finished pieces.
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Military unit that formed in 1863 continues to represent the Canadian Forces April 9, 2013 (Ottawa) The 150th anniversary of a military unit involved in many high-profile Canadian missions has been recognized by Canada Post with the launch of a new commemorative stamp. The Princess of Wales Own Regiment, which formed in Kingston, Ont., pre-dates Confederation with its creation in 1863 and continues to play an active role in the Canadian Forces. The Regiment s contributions dating back to the 1860s through to the recent Canadian mission in Afghanistan are truly commendable, says the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport).
This resilient element of our military history deserves this recognition for its efforts over the last 150 years to help make Canada the best country in the world in which to live. The Regiment s first deployment came in 1866 when it was sent to the Niagara region to deter Fenian attacks from the United States and its members have served as part of the Canadian Forces in every major conflict since. During the Second World War, members of the Regiment joined the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders widely known as the Glens and landed at Juno Beach on D-Day.
The group also served in many other missions, including the Boer War, the Korean War and numerous peacekeeping operations. The timeline theme to the stamp is a fitting depiction of the evolution of this great regiment, says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post. For 150 years, the Princess of Wales Own Regiment has continued to adapt and remains relevant today.
About the stamp Designed by Dave Sasha of Sputnik Design, the Princess of Wales Own Regiment stamps measure 40 mm x 30 mm (horizontal) with simulated perforations. The Permanent domestic stamps are printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell paper using seven-colour lithography. The stamps are pressure sensitive and the Official First Day Cover will feature a cancel from Kingston, Ont.
Two million stamps featuring the Regiment have been produced and are sold in booklets of 10. Also available is a framed print of the 2013 regimental stamp, which displays the Regiment s motto Nunquam Cede (Never Yield). To download an image of the stamp, please click here.
To purchase philatelic products, visit canadapost.ca/shop.
The Tigers will be leaving Germany and coming home to the south according to a huge Ministry of Defence document detailing the future of the armed forces.
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I m not your typical royal watcher, but I did read with interest that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton will soon be named honorary colonel of the Princess of Wales s Royal Regiment. Very appropriate, given that she is the future Princess of Wales. The PWRR Tigers are part of the Queen s division and, including its earlier forms (Queen s Royal Regiment, Royal Hampshire Regiment, Queen s Own Buffs, and others), have fought in nearly every war since the Battle of Tangier in 1662.
At the time of publishing this, they were the most decorated British Infantry Battalion for Iraq. Their recent awards include one Victoria Cross, 3 Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, 2 Distinguished Service Order, 16 Military Cross, one George Medal, one Member of the British Empire, and a couple of American awards (Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal). What really surprised me in researching this is that the current honorary colonel of the Princess of Wales s Royal Regiment is Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Princess Diana shared the honor with Queen Margrethe but stepped down after her divorce from Prince Charles. This symbol of of the alliance between the United Kingdom and Denmark goes back to 1906, when Danish King Frederick VIII was named Colonel-in-Chief of The Buffs, Royal East Kent Regiment. As with most European royalty, there were family ties King Frederick s sister Alexandra was married to the British King Edward VII.
Also announced was the royals involvement in the Forces in Mind Trust, a charity for soldiers returning home and readjusting to civilian life.
Prince William is honorary colonel of the Irish Guards, seen here with the Duchess.
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November 23, 1921 – In a special cable from London, the New York Times reports “the greatest pleasure of the King and Queen to announved the bethrothal of their beloved daughter, princess Mary to Viscount Lascelles, D.S., eldest son of the Earl of Harewood.” It is believed the engagement will prove very popular. Throughout the Lascelles family’s Yorkshire estate and on the Yorkshire moors there will be many a tyke who will think Princess Mary has got a great catch in the heir to the title and broad acres of Harewood.No announcement has yet been made as to when the Princess’ marriage will take place. It is presumed, however, that the engagement will not be a long one, and it is suggested that the ceremony will probably be performed between Christmas and the beginning of Lent.
viscount Lascelles is the eldest son and heir of the fifth Earl of Harewood. He was born on Sept.
9, 1882 and pursued a military career. He passed from Eton and Sandhurst to the Grenadier Guards, his father’s old regiment before serving as honorary attache at the British Embassy in Rome from 1905-07.
He then served as aide-de-camp to the late Earl Grey, the Governor General in Canada. During the great war, he joined his old regiment as Lieutenant to the Third Grenadier Guards, serving in the French trenches. Called the richest soldier in the world, he is not only the heir to the Harewood estates, which comprises nearly 30,000 acres, but in 1916, he inherited around 2.5 million pounds, mostly in cash, under the will of his great undle, the eccentric Lord Clanricarde.
Princess Mary was born at York Cottage, Sandringham, April 25, 1897.
She has undergone hospital training as a nurse at the great Ormond Street Hospital for children, taking her duties very seriously and proving herself both capable and patient.
She is also an officer of the Girl Guides’ organization and appears in uniform at many inspections and parades.
Being a big fan of South East Asia, I am forever studying the history of the region. Recently, I came across some information about the 1st Battalion Chin Rifles in Burma. This unit was made up of mainly Hill people like the Karen, Kachins and Chins, cool stuff.
One regiment – 10th reg ,1st Burma Rifles later became the 10th Princess Marys own Gurkha Rifles. Below, I have posted some info for you. If you are a military history buff, you might find it interesting.
See you on the Trail, Tomahawk – Scouts Out! Burma Rifles; The Burma Rifles were a regiment of the British Indian Army created in 1917. The regiment re-used the name of an unrelated earlier unit, the 10th Regiment (1st Burma Rifles) Madras Infantry, which evolved into the 10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles.
Contents. Origins of the regiment Early history: The expansion of the British Indian Army during World War I led to the raising of two companies of Burma Pioneers in Mandalay in November 1916. Burmese of all groups were recruited for these units.
After expanding to four companies, the Pioneers became the 70th Burma Rifles in September 1917. The 85th Burman Rifles were raised from the Burma Military Police in July 1917. A second battalion of 70th Burma Rifles was raised in January 1918 and both battalions served in the Middle East in 1918-20.
Two more battalions were raised during 1918. According to John Gaylor in his history: Sons of John Company – The Indian & Pakistan Armies 1903-1991, the 3/70th Burma Rifles, raised in April 1918, went to Southern India to suppress the Moplah Rising whilst the 4/70th, raised in May 1918, remainded in Burma.
1922 reorganisation of the British Indian Army In the 1922 reorganisation of the British Indian Army the 70th Burma Rifles and the 85th Burman Rifles were merged to form the 20th Burma Rifles. The new regiment numbered four regular battalions.
A new battalion, the 11th (territorial) battalion was also formed in 1922. The Burman element in the regiment was mustered out after 1927, although Burmans continued to serve in the Burma Military Police. Personnel drawn from the hill-tribes of Burma and other groups (Karens, Kachins and Chin) continued to serve and in 1940 Burmans were again recruited, although the Anglo-Burmese tended to be overly represented in the Burma Rifles and the Burma Military Police.
Separation from India After the British formally separated Burma from India in 1937 the 20th Burma Rifles was allocated to Burma and renamed the Burma Rifles. The intention was for officers to be drawn from the British Army. However the majority of the British officers already serving with the regiment chose to remain with their units on secondment from the British Indian Army.
World War II The regiment was expanded during the Second World War to a total of 14 battalions and served through the Japanese invasion of Burma during the Burma Campaign. Eight Battalions of Infantry were raised along with a holding battalion, a training battalion and four territorial battalions. The men of the territorial battalions were under no obligation to serve outside the borders of Burma.
After the British Burma Army’s retreat from Burma, a reconstituted 2nd Battalion continued to take part in the Burma Campaign. The remaining highly weakened battalions were disbanded although many of the non-Burmese nationals (Indians and Gurkhas) from them went to form battalions of the Burma Regiment created in September 1942. The 2nd battalion participated in the 1st and 2nd Chindit expeditions into Burma.
In his official report following the first expedition Orde Wingate the Chindit commander wrote: I would like to record here that I have never had under my command in the field as good a body of men as the 2nd Burma Rifles. As a result, for the 1943 Chindit operation, the battalion was expanded and broken down into reconnaissance platoons for the Chindit column. In 1944, the battalion was broken down into sections among the Chindit force.
In 1945, the 2nd Burma Rifles was reconstituted as an infantry battalion. In July 1945, the 1st battalion was re-raised in Burma. Over the following three years leading up to Burmese independence, the 3rd through 6th battalions were re-raised.
Uniform and insignia The mess uniform of the Burma Rifles was rifle green with scarlet facings and the regimental badge was a (male)Burmese peacock (displaying)over a title-scroll “BURMA RIFLES” in white metal. (officers Silver or silver gilt) In Volume 2 of his work “Indian Army Uniforms” W.Y. Carman describes a full dress uniform in the same colours, noting that it was worn by officers and other ranks forming part of the Coronation Contingent of 1937. It is not however known on what other occasions (if any) it was used.
The last surviving Burma Rifles Officer, Major Neville Hogan MBE noted further insignia distinctions from WW2. Shoulder Titles : Rifle Green with “BURMA RIFLES” in red. Collar Dogs: Same as the Cap Badge, a (male)Burmese peacock (displaying)over a title-scroll “BURMA RIFLES” in white metal. (officers Silver or silver gilt) Officers Pips, Silver for Full dress, Black for Service Dress, Black embroidered onto Red worsted (after the traditions of the 60th Rifles/KRRC) Enlisted Stripes & Crowns, Black embroidered onto rifle green worsted (after the traditions of the 95th Rifles/Rifle Brigade) This unusual mix was noted and verified by photographs in Major Hogan’s collection.
Titles of the Regiment 70th Burma Rifles / 85th Burma Rifles 20th Burma Rifles Burma Rifles
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess has been named to the Expedia Insiders Select list for 2012, an annual ranking of best-reviewed hotels as determined by the world s leading full-service online travel agency. The Insiders Select list largely reflects the feedback from more than 500,000 verified Expedia customer reviews received during 2011, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 650 Expedia employees in local markets worldwide. The exclusive 2012 list designates only 650 hotels as Insiders Select, from among the more than 150,000 properties available on Expedia-branded sites worldwide.
Insiders Select helps travellers make confident decisions by identifying the hotels in their destination that have been recognized by other travellers as delivering an excellent overall experience. We at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess are consistently focused on delivering value in the form of superior customer service, ensuring our guests have an enjoyable travel experience, said Leonard Czarnecki, General Manager of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess. It is rewarding to see that commitment has been reflected in our placement on the Insiders Select list.
Expedia customers reward value, said Joe Megibow, vice president and general manager, Expedia.com. Value reflects an everyday commitment to excellence on the part of the hotel. For these hotels, customer satisfaction is paramount.
And when we publish the list, we reward those hotels by doing more than sending them a plaque. We lift them up and make them visible through every stage of the booking process. This has an impact: millions of travelers visit Expedia s 30 global- travel sites every day because they are looking for value.
So everyone wins. Joining the Princess on the list was Bermuda s Coco Reef, with one reviewer saying: We could not have asked for a better hotel, we had privacy but the staff was fantastic! we literally had the beach at our feet!
We could go swim in the ocean, then the pool, change and have the most wonderful supper, or have lunch then go to the beach. We loved being able to catch the bus to Hamilton or dockside or any where and the staff at the hotel was very nice and helpful if we needed anything we even got a ride to our room a couple of times, in the golf cart! I think Coco Reef is great for a couple or for a family!
The rooms are spacious and bright and they even have a fridge for your beer!
We will go back to Coco Reef for every stay in Bermuda!
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If its true then fuck meeting that on the way home from the pub
Essex plod can’t be that good though…says they need help to identify the lion…fuck me its not that hard is it! Perhaps its wearing a mask? dressed in a Bhurka? Any other suggestions for a SERE kit for a Lion?
From the ‘Wail’
“Police have advised residents living in the area of St Osyth, Essex not to leave their homes after a lion was spotted in a nearby field.
The animal was seen in fields off Earls Hall Drive in St Oysth, near Clacton, just before 7pm tonight.
Officers from Essex Police are currently working with experts from Colchester Zoo in order to identify it.”
BBC says that all the Lions in Colchester Zoo have been accounted for, so fuck knows were it’s come from.
Edited to add: in before some smart arse says, “Africa!”
Originally Posted by Letterwritingman Essex plod can’t be that good though…says they need help to identify the lion…fuck me its not that hard is it! A police artist has released a sketch of the offender and an accomplice.
Probably some pissed up Groundie in a onesie
Further update -
Lion was reported to have come from the back of a large wardrobe accompanied by a faun. It is believed that the lion answers to the name of Aslan.
Do they happen to have an officers leg?
let’s hope it heads straight for the Towie set!
Essex Police have sent out search parties.
I can’t help but smile thinking that there are going to be some VERY suprised Teddy Bears out there!