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12e Régiment Blindé du Canada

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Infantry Regiments 1900-1919
Dawson Rifles
GGFG
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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
BC Regt (D. of Conn's Own Rifles)
Calgary Highlanders
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Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
Canadian Airborne Regiment
Canadian Scottish Regiment
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Cape Breton Highlanders
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
Halifax Rifles
Hastings and Prince Edward Regt
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Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Irish Fusiliers
Irish Fusiliers of Can (Vancouver R.)
Irish Regiment
Irish Regiment of Canada
Kent Regiment
King's Own Rifles of Canada
Lake Superior Regiment
Lincoln and Welland Regiment
Loyal Edmonton Regiment
Lorne Scots
Midland Regiment
Mississauga Regiment
New Brunswick Rangers
New Brunswick Scottish
North Nova Scotia Highlanders
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North Waterloo Regiment
Oxford Rifles
Perth Regiment
Peterborough Rangers
Pictou Highlanders
PPCLI
Prince Albert and Battleford Voltrs
Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG)
Prince Rupert Regiment
Princess of Wales' Own Regiment
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Queen's Rangers (1st Am. Regt.)
Queen's York Rangers (1st Am. R.)
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 Régiment de Chateauguay
Régiment de Levis
 Régiment de Maisonneuve
Régiment de Montmagmy
 Régiment de Saguenay
Régiment de St. Hyacinthe
 Régiment de Québec
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Rocky Mountain Rangers
Royal 22e Regt
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Royal Highlanders of Canada
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Royal Regiment of Canada
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Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
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Winnipeg Grenadiers
Winnipeg Light Infantry
York Rangers
 Yukon Regiment

The Toronto Scottish Regiment

The Toronto Scottish Regiment was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army during the 20th Century that continued its service into the 21st.

Lineage

  • The Mississauga Regiment was authorized on 1 May 1920

  • The regiment was redesignated The Toronto Scottish Regiment on 1 September 1921

  • The Toronto Scottish Regiment was amalgamated with "B" and "C" Companies of the 1st Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps  on 15 December 1936 and designated The Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.)

  • Redesignated The Toronto Scottish Regiment on 19 June 1947

  • Redesignated The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own) on 19 October 2000

The Toronto Scottish Regiment

Headquarters: Toronto, ON
Predecessors: none
Perpetuates: 75th and 84th Battalions, CEF
Raised: 1 May 1920
Status on 31 December 1999: Active Militia Regiment

First World War

The 75th and 84th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force, were recruited in the Toronto area, the former serving with the 11th Infantry Brigade of the 4th Canadian Division. The medical officer of the 75th Battalion, Captain B.S. Hutcheson, MC, was awarded the Victoria Cross for actions on 2 September 1918. The 84th Battalion provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps.

 

Second World War

The regiment mobilized "The Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.), CASF" on 1 September 1939, and the battalion embarked for the United Kingdom as a machine gun battalion of the 1st Canadian Division in December 1939. In 1940, tactical requirements for machine gun units changed, from one per brigade to one per division, the the unit was assigned as the divisional machine gun battalion of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. A detachment of the battalion took part in the Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942. The unit was redesignated "2nd Canadian Infantry Division Support Battalion (The Toronto Scottish Regiment)" on 1 May 1943, then designated "The Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.)" on 1 February 1944. The unit landed with the division in Normandy on 6 July 1944, a month after D-Day, and served throughout the Northwest Europe campaign in its role as a machine gun battalion. The 1st Battalion was disbanded on 31 December 1945. A 2nd Battalion served in the Reserve Army.

 

Battle Honours

 

The Regiment was awarded Battle Honours for service in the two World Wars (bold type indicates honours selected for emblazonment):
 

Somme, 1916
Ancre, 1916
Vimy, 1917
Ypres, 1917
Amiens
Drocourt-Quéant
Canal du Nord
Sambre
Dieppe
St. André-sur-Orne
Falaise
Clair Tizon
Antwerp-Turnhout Canal
Woensdrecht
The Rhineland
Goch-Calcar Road
Xanten
Groningen
Ancre Heights
Arras, 1917, '18
Hill 70
Passchendaele
Scarpe, 1918
Hindenburg Line
Valenciennes
France and Flanders, 1916-18
Bourguébus Ridge
Verrières Ridge-Tilly-la-Campagne
Falaise Road
Dunkirk, 1944
The Scheldt
South Beveland
The Reichswald
The Hochwald
Twente Canal
Oldenburg
Northwest Europe, 1942, 1944-45

Traditions

Regimental Alliances
  • Formed a Regimental Alliance with The London Scottish. The London Scottish were amalgamated into The London Regiment in 1993.

Official Marches
  • Quick Time: All the Blue Bonnets are O'er the Border

Insignia
 

Cap Badge

The cap badge is described in "Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army" as:

Upon a wreath of thistles, the Cross of Saint Andrew, charged in the centre with a maple leaf, both interlacing an annulus inscribed with the motto "CARRY ON"; upon a second annulus placed on the centre of the maple leaf and inscribed "BELGIUM FRANCE 1916-1919", a unicorn's head couped and gorged with an antique crown chained, and resting on an heraldic wreath; on the upper and lower bends of the wreath and resting on the arms of the Cross two scrolls, the upper inscribed "TORONTO" and the lower "SCOTTISH".1

Further notes on the design of the badge have been published by the Directorate of History and Heritage. They note that:

The maple leaf represents service to Canada. The thistles (the national flower of Scotland) and the cross of St. Andrew (the patron saint of Scotland) are common devices among badges of highland infantry, and the overall shape of the badge is similar to The London Scottish, the regiment's first allied regiment. The unicorn is taken from the badges of the 75th "Overseas" Battalion and The Mississauga Horse in recognition of the regiment's historical connection with these units.2

 
 

Notes

  1. The Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army, Queen's Printer, Ottawa, 1964, p.247

  2. A-DH-267-000/AF-003 accessed online at http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-3/par2/doc/tsr.pdf


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