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

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

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

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The Toronto Scottish Regiment is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces. It is part of Land Force Central Area's 32 Canadian Brigade Group.

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The regiment was formed in 1920 as the Mississauga Regiment in Ontario to perpetuate the lineage of the 75th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force following the First World War. The regiment increased to two battalions in 1921 when the 84th Battalion, CEF was incorporated. At that time, it was renamed as the Toronto Scottish Regiment.

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...
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