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The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment



Armorial Description

A maple leaf charged with a beaver, encircled by an annulus, inscribed THE LAKE SUPERIOR SCOTTISH REGIMENT and surmounted by the Crown; below a scroll inscribed INTER PERICULA INTREPIDI; on each side of the annulus, six maple leaves.


Official Abbreviation: Lake Sup Scot R

Motto: Inter Pericula Intrepidi (Fearless in the face of danger)


Battle Honours (34)

First World War

    YPRES, 1915
    YPRES, 1917
    PASSCHENDAELE
    Fustubert, 1915
    AMIENS
    MOUNT SORREL
    Scarpe, 1918
    SOMME, 1916
    Drocourt-Queant
    Flers-Courcelette
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Ancre Heights
    Canal du Nord
    Arras, 1917
    Arras, 1918
    CAMBRAI, 1918
    VIMY, 1917
    VALENCIENNES
    HILL 70
    France and Flanders, 1915-1918
Second World War
    FALAISE
    THE HOCHWALD
    Falaise Road
    Veen
    The Laison
    TWENTE CANAL
    Chambois
    FRIESOYTHE
    THE SCHELDT
    KUSTEN CANAL
    THE LOWER MAAS
    Bad Zwischenahn
    THE RHINELAND
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

Tartan: MacGillivary

Authorized March: The Highland Laddie

Regimental Headquarters:
The Armoury
317 Park Ave.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1C7


Honourary Colonel: Colonel P.R. "Jerry" Cook,OStJ,CD
Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel: Lieutenant-Colonel Catherine Paterson,DStJ,DStL
Commanding Officer: Major Donald P.M. Strang,CD
Regimental Sergeant-Major: Master Warrant Officer David J. Coffey,CD
The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment perpetuates the following Regiments:

The Provisional Battalion of Rifles
96th District of Algoma Battalion of Rifles
96th Algoma Rifles
96th The Lake Superior Regiment
52nd, 94th and 141st Battaions, CEF
The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor)


Brief History

The Regiment was raised 30 Apr 1885 and designated The Provisional Battalion of Rifles at Port Arthur, Ontario. It was redesignated the 96th District of Algoma Battalion of Rifles 29 Apr 1887. On 3 Jul 1904 is was renamed the 96th Lake Superior Regiment and redesignated The Lake Superior Regiment 15 Mar 1920. 26 Jan 1943 it became The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) and on 29 Jun 1949 it was granted approval to become "Scottish", being called The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (Motor), and 11 Apr 1958 it adopted its present title, The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment. During World War I it sent drafts of over 400 soldiers each to the 8th and 28th Battalions, CEF, raised the 52nd, 94th, and 141st Battalions, the latter two being reinforcement Battalions for "The Fighting 52nd".


The LSSR's Colours


Order of Precedence: 33

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