|The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)|
Cap badge of the Toronto Scottish Regiment
|Part of||Royal Canadian Infantry Corps|
|Garrison/HQ||Captain Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson VC Armoury, Toronto|
|Nickname(s)||The Tor Scots|
|March||Quick - Blue Bonnets over the Border|
|Anniversaries||Regimental Birthday (as the Toronto Scottish Regiment) 1 September 1921|
|Engagements||World War I, World War II|
|LCol Fred A. Moore, CD|
|Colonel in Chief||HRH The Prince of Wales|
History[edit | edit source]
The regiment was formed in 1920 as the Mississauga Regiment in Ontario to perpetuate the lineage of the 75th (Mississauga) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force following the First World War. In 1921, the regiment was renamed The Toronto Scottish Regiment by the commanding officer of the day, Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Harbottle, CMG, DSO, VD.
During the Second World War, the regiment mobilized a machine gun battalion for the 1st Canadian Division. Following a reorganization early in 1940, the battalion was reassigned to the 2nd Canadian Division, where it operated as a Support Battalion, providing machine-gun detachments for the Operation Jubilee force at Dieppe in 1942, and then operating in support of the rifle battalions of the 2nd Division in northwest Europe from July 1944 to VE Day. In 1940, the 1st Battalion also mounted the King's Guard at Buckingham Palace. A 2nd Battalion served in the reserve army in Canada.
In 2000, the regiment changed its name to the Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own), in recognition of their Colonel-in-Chief, who had held the position since 1938. In recognition, the regiment was part of the escort at the Queen Mother's funeral. The regimental tartan is Hodden Grey.
On September 12, 2009, the regiment moved to the Captain Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson VC Armoury which is shared with the Toronto Police Service. The new armoury is notable in that it is a green building, earning a LEEDS silver rating.
Battle honours[edit | edit source]
- The Great War [awarded battle honours for services of 75th Battalion CEF]: Somme, 1916; Ancre Heights; Ancre, 1916; Arras, 1917, 1918; Vimy, 1917; Hill 70; Ypres; Passchendaele; Amiens; Scarpe, 1918; Drocourt-Quéant; Hindenburg Line; Canal du Nord; Valenciennes; Sambre; France and Flanders, 1916-1918.
- World War II - Dieppe; Bourguebus Ridge; St. Andre-sur-Orne; Verrières Ridge-Tilly-la-Campagne; Falaise; Falaise Road; Clair Tizon; Dunkirk 1944; Antwerp-Turnhout Canal; The Scheldt; Woensdrecht; South Beveland; The Rhineland; The Reichswald; Goch-Calcar Road; The Hochwald; Xanten; Twente Canal; Groningen; Oldenburg; North-West Europe, 1942, 1944-45.
(The honours in Bold are on the Battalion Colour)
Toronto Scottish Regiment Museum[edit | edit source]
The regiment's museum was formerly located at the Fort York Armoury in Toronto. The museum was opened in 1984 by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. In September 2009, the museum was relocated to the Captain Bellenden Seymore Hutcheson VC Armoury in Etobicoke and officially re-opened on 1 May 2010. The museum includes uniforms, weapons, artifacts and military memorabilia. The museum is open by appointment and during regimental events.
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
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- Toronto Scottish Regiment - official site
- Unofficial website
- The Toronto Scottish Regiment Pipes and Drums
Alliances[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
Order of precedence[edit | edit source]
The Irish Regiment of Canada
|The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)||Succeeded by|
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
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