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Infantry Regiments 1920-2000
1st British Columbia Regiment
1st BC Regt (D. of Conn.'s Own)
Algonquin Regiment
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Black Watch (RHR) of Canada
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Carleton and York Regiment
Elgin Regiment
Essex Scottish
Essex & Kent Scottish
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Fusiliers du St. Laurent
48th Highlanders of Canada
Gov Gen Foot Guards
Grey & Simcoe Foresters
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Hastings and Prince Edward Regt
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Irish Regiment of Canada
Kent Regiment
King's Own Rifles of Canada
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Lincoln and Welland Regiment
Loyal Edmonton Regiment
Lorne Scots
Midland Regiment
Mississauga Regiment
New Brunswick Rangers
New Brunswick Scottish
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Oxford Rifles
Perth Regiment
Peterborough Rangers
Pictou Highlanders
PPCLI
Prince Albert and Battleford Voltrs
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Prince Rupert Regiment
Princess of Wales' Own Regiment
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
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Queen's York Rangers (1st Am. R.)
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The Essex and Kent Scottish

The Essex and Kent Scottish was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army amalgamated in 1954 from two existing infantry regiments.

History

On 1 October 1954, The Essex Scottish Regiment was amalgamated with The Kent Regiment. On 7 March 1962 the regiment was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, The Essex and Kent Scottish with headquarters in Windsor, and on the same date, a 2nd Battalion was also authorized in Chatham.

In 1964 Canadian Forces Headquarters decided upon several conversions, amalgamations and reductions within the military. These changes affected many Ontario units, in particular The Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment. The 1st and 2nd Battalions were ordered amalgamated by 31 March 1965. At this point, the original designation was adopted and the regiment was headquartered in Windsor, ON. 

The Essex and Kent Scottish

Headquarters: Windsor, ON
Amalgamated: 1 October 1954
Predecessors: The Essex Scottish Regiment, The Kent Regiment

Perpetuates:
18th, 99th, 186th and 241st Battalions, CEF
Status 1 Jan 2000: Active Militia Regiment


Battle Honours

Battle Honours were inherited from The Essex Scottish Regiment and The Kent Regiment. Honours in bold were selected for emblazonment:

Ypres, 1915, '17
Festubert, 1915
Mount Sorrel
Somme, 1916, '18
Flers-Courcelette
Thiepval
Ancre Heights
Arras, 1917, '18
Vimy, 1917
Dieppe
St. Andre-sur-Orne
Falaise Road
Foret de la Londe
Woensdrecht
The Rhineland
The Hochwald
Twente Canal
Oldenburg
Hill 70
Passchendaele
Amiens
Scarpe, 1918
Hindenburg Line
Canal du Nord
Cambrai, 1918
Pursuit to Mons
France and Flanders, 1915-18
Bourguebus Ridge
Falaise
Clair Tizon
The Scheldt
The Scheldt
Goch-Calcar Road
Xanten
Groningen
North-West Europe, 1942, 1944-45

Uniform Insignia

The Canadian Forces officially describe the cap badge as follows:

Two sprays of thistle supporting a scroll in the shape of a pointed arch, bearing the designation THE ESSEX AND KENT SCOTTISH; across the thistles a scroll bearing the motto SEMPER PARATUS; in the centre a shield bearing in chief three seaxes barwise (alluding to the arms of the county council of Essex) in base the white horse of Kent; the whole surmounted by a lion's head erased.1

Notes

  1. Canadian Forces Publication 267 Badges of the Canadian Forces (Department of National Defence, 1976)

  2. NW Battalion website accessed 22 Jun 2006.

 


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