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HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGIMENT
On 2nd September 1939 the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment was mobilized for service overseas in the Second World War, leaving from the Picton Armoury near this location.
The Regiment arrived in the United Kingdon on New Years Day 1940 as part of the First Brigade of the First Canadian Division.
These citizen soldiers served with Great Valour in Sicily, Italy and North West Europe winning more Battle Honours than any other Canadian Regiment.
The names of the Fallen are immortalized on the Regimental Memorial at the Belleville Armouries where The Regiment now maintains its Headquarters and Museum.
This plaque, unveiled on 8th October 1989, is dedicated to all those who have served in The Regiment in War and Peace, and in memory of those who gave their lives in foreign fields that others might live.
44.00722°N, 77.14134°W, on the front of the Armoury, 206 Main Street, Picton.
- The Picton Armoury was built in 1913.
- The Regiment’s nickname is ‘The Hasty P’s’.
- The regimental motto, Paratus, means ‘Prepared’.
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