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    PPCLI Lot

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:31 pm

    Won this small lot of items from ebay recently...thought it was interesting to see a PPCLI volksmarch sticker since I have done a few volksmarchs myself. Did not know they participated in them.



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    Re: PPCLI Lot

    Post by Haplo on Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:32 pm

    Nice lot Dale.
    What is a volksmarch by the way?

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    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:51 pm

    A volksmarch is a non-competitive walk through an organized route that is open to the public. As you can tell from the name, the origin of the march is European. They usually have checkpoints and refreshments along the way for people who need them. Courses range from a few kms to 15kms. The 15 is usually the one I participate in. I'm sure the army volksmarchs are much tougher.


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    Re: PPCLI Lot

    Post by recceboy on Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:12 pm

    Dale
    Have done a few as well of these Volksmarchs and loves the cool drinks and eats at the end.Nice find.

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    Re: PPCLI Lot

    Post by Infanteer on Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:51 pm

    Volksmarch (people's walk) is a German term and these were very common with all organizations when the CF were still posted in Germany.

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    Re: PPCLI Lot

    Post by pink on Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:03 pm

    In addition, it is still quite a collectable area, and at one time I had about 30 of the medallions, many of them very ornate with heavy metal hangers, regimental colored ribbons etc...and as Infanteer notes, were mostly to do with Canadian Force postings....

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    Post by Rob on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:12 pm

    Infanteer wrote:Volksmarch (people's walk) is a German term and these were very common with all organizations when the CF were still posted in Germany.

    Just to nitpick, technically speaking, the German would be "Volksmarsch" (with an 's'), so it's more of a pseudo-german word.

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    Re: PPCLI Lot

    Post by Jamesm on Thu May 17, 2012 9:55 am

    Just came across this. The Volksmarch was common in Germany and became an event in Winnipeg, when the 2nd Btn PPCLI rotated to Germany and the RCR's moved into Kapyon barracks, having traded places with the Patricia's. The beer coaster design/artwork was done by a buddy of mine, who was also in the 2nd. It should be signed "Fletcher"

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