The Toronto Scottish Regiment
(Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)
Captain Bellenden Hutcheson VC Armoury Etobicoke - Regimental Headquarters, A Company, Administration Company, 75th Cadet Corps and Regimental Pipes and Drums
Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Beckett Armoury, Mississauga - 75th Company
Colonel in Chief - His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince of Wales.
Honorary Colonel - Honorary Colonel H. Vari
Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel - Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel J. Fogarty
Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel G. Walsh, CD
Regimental Sergeant Major - Chief Warrant Officer B. James, CD
Allied Regiment - The Highlanders (4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland) a regular army Regiment headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland
(original alliance was with The Gordon Highlanders)
The London Regiment - a Territorial Regiment headquartered in London, England. Our original alliance was with The London Scottish Regiment which is now 'A' (London Scottish) Company The London Regiment.
Nickname - The Tor Scots
Motto - Carry On
March - Quick: All the Blue Bonnets Are Over the Border
Higher Headquarters - 32 Canadian Brigade Group, 4th Canadian Division
The Toronto Scottish Regiment, (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s Own), is a Reserve Force Infantry Regiment in 32 Canadian Brigade Group. The Regiment trains weekly from an armoury in Etobicoke and an armoury in Mississauga. The Regiment perpetuates the fighting 75th (Mississauga) Battalion, raised on 1st July 1915 for service in World War I. From August 1916 until the Armistice in November 1918, the 75th was committed to every major engagement on the Western Front involving the Canadian Corps. The 75th was awarded 16 Battle Honours including: Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele and Amiens. In April 1919, the 75th returned home and was disbanded until resurrected as The Toronto Scottish Regiment on Sept. 1, 1921. Affiliation with The London Scottish Regiment was granted and its distinctive tartan-Hodden Grey was adopted. With the outbreak of World War II, the Tor Scots - a machine-gun support unit – mobilized quickly, becoming the first complete Canadian regiment to reach the United Kingdom. Over the next six years, The Toronto Scottish was on French soil at three different times – in support of the British Expeditionary Force at Brest, 1940; the bloody debacle at Dieppe, 1942 and Normandy, D-Day plus 30. Twenty-one Battle Honours were awarded; ten appear on Regimental Colours, including: Dieppe, Falaise, St. Andre-sur-Orne and The Scheldt. Forty individuals were decorated for bravery and 42 Mentioned in Dispatches. Since the war, members of the regiment have served on United Nations Peacekeeping, NATO and Humanitarian Assistance Missions including, Korea, Cyprus, Cambodia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Croatia, Haiti, Namibia, the Golan Heights, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. In Canada, members deployed and provided assistance during the 1997 Winnipeg flood, the 1998 Eastern Ontario ice storm and more recently the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and 2010 G8 Summit. Several of The Regiment’s soldiers served with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, 2001-2014. During training activities and operations, soldiers of The Regiment wear the Canadian Forces Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) except with balmorals for headdress instead of a typical army beret. During ceremonial or formal events members of The Regiment proudly wear a hodden grey kilt instead of Canadian Forces dress pants.
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