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The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)



Armorial Description

On a wreath of thistles, the Cross of St. Andrew, charged in the centre with a maple leaf, both interfacing 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 unicom'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.


Official Abbreviation: Tor Scot R

Motto: Carry On


Battle Honours (37)

First World War

    SOMME, 1916
    AMIENS
    Ancre Heights
    Scarpe,1918
    ANCRE, 1916
    DROCOURT-QUTANT
    ARRAS, 1917,'18
    Hindenburg Line
    VIMY, 1917
    CANAL DU NORD
    HILL 70
    VALENCIENNES
    Ypres, 1917
    Sambre
    PASSCHENDAELE
    France and Flanders, 1916-1918
Second World War
    DIEPPE
    South Beveland
    BOURGVTBUS RIDGE
    THE RHINELAND
    ST. ANDRT-SUR-ORNE
    THE REICHSWALD
    Verrieres Ridge -- Tilly-la-Campagne
    Goch-Calcar Road
    FALAISE
    THEHOCHWALD
    Falaise Road
    Xanten
    Clair Tizon
    Twente Canal
    Dunkirk, 1944
    Groningen
    ANTWERP-TURNHOUTCANAL
    Oldenburg
    THESCHELDT
    North-West Europe, 1942,1944-45
    WOENSDRECHT
Colonel-in-Chief: Prince Charles

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: Blue Bonnets Over The Border

Regimental Headquarters:
The Toronto Scottish Regiment
70 Birmingham Street
Toronto, ON, M8V 3W6


Order of Precedence: 47
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Today in Military History

February 21



1796:

John Graves Simcoe proposed the "military street'' as a strategic route to help protect Upper Canada from American invasion. We know it as the longest street in the world, Toronto's Yonge Street, whose completion was announced today in history


1916:

The battle of Verdun begins


1919:

PPCLI presented with Wreath of Laurel by Lady Patricia Ramsey at Bramshot Camp, England


1945:

German resistance in Moyland Wood collapses after a week of fighting. The next objective for 1st Canadian Army will be the defences in the forests of the Hochwald.


1951:

A nine-man patrol from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry comes under fire in Korea. They are the first Canadian troops to be fired upon by the enemy in this United Nations "police action". No casualties are reported.




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