Saturday, May 4, 2013

Princess of Wales' Own Regiment Honoured on
Canadian Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: April 9, 2013 - Canada

Canada has issued a new postage stamp celebrating the 150th anniversary of The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment.

The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment (PWOR), was formed in January 1863, from seven existing militia companies in Kingston, Ontario. It earned its name when the Regiment participated in celebrations for the marriage of His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales.

The name, made official in 1868, honoured the new Princess of Wales, formerly Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Since its foundation, members of the PWOR have served in every major conflict involving the Canadian Forces.

Learn more at: Canada Post

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