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The Commander-In-Chief Unit Commendation was created in July 2002 by the Governor General to recognize the outstanding service of Canadian Forces in times of conflict under direct enemy fire.  2 PPCLI is the second unit commendation to be presented by our Commander-in-Chief, the first being received by the 1 R22eR Battle Group for their actions in Sarajevo in 1992.

 

 

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2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group

The 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group (2 PPCLI BG) is awarded the Commendation for courageous and professional execution of duty during the Medak Pocket Operation in the Former Yugoslavia in September 1993. Under conditions of extreme peril and hazard, facing enemy artillery, small arms and heavy machine gun fire as well as anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, the members of the 2 PPCLI BG held their ground and drove the Croatian forces back. The exemplary actions of the 2 PPCLI BG caused the Croatian Army to cease their ongoing tactics of “ethnic cleansing” in the sector, without question saving many innocent civilian lives.

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The Medak Operation
Article from the Maple Leaf Vol.1 No. 5 1998
The Medak Pocket
Article by Lee A.Windsor
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Updated:  12/11/02 

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