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The Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment



Armorial Description

Two sprays of thistle supporting a scroll in the shape of a pointed arch, bearing the designation THE ESSEX AND KENT SCOTTISH; across the thistles a scroll breaing the motto SEMPER PARATUS; in the centre a shield bearing in chief three seaxes barwise (alluding to the arms of the County Council of Essex) in base the White Horse of Kent; the whole surmounted by a lions head erased.


Official Abbreviation: E & K Scot

Motto: Semper Paratus (Always ready)


Battle Honours (36)

First World War

    YPRES, 1915,'17
    HILL 70
    Festubert, 1915
    PASSCHENDAELE
    Mount Sorrel
    AMIENS
    SOMME, 1916,'18
    Scarpe, 1918
    FLERS-COURCELETTE
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Thiepval
    Canal du Nord
    Ancre Heights
    CAMBRAI, 1918
    Arras, 1917,'18
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    VIMY, 1917
    France and Flanders, 1915-18
Second World War
    DIEPPE
    SOUTH BEVELAND
    BOURGUEBUS RIDGE
    The Rhineland
    St. Andre-sur-Orne
    GOCH-CALCAR ROAD
    FALAISE
    THE HOCHWALD
    Falaise Road
    XANTEN
    Clair Tizon
    Twente Canal
    Foret de la Londe
    GRONINGEN
    THE SCHELDT
    OLDENBURG
    Woensdrecht
    North-West Europe, 1942, 1944-45

Regimental Headquarters:
Windsor Armouries
37 University Avenue East
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6J4
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