Canada Post issued a stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of foundation of The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment (PWOR).
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, including the First and the Second World War.
The Regiment’s crest features the motto, Nunquam Cede (Never Surrender), accompanied by the phrase Ich Dien (I Serve) and the Regiment’s initials, PWOR.
The crown and feathers allude to the Regiment’s name, while the beaver represents service to Canada.
As StampNews.com found out from the Canada Post official website, the most important design element for the PWOR stamp designer Dave Sasha was the soldiers themselves.
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