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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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Today in Military History

August 23



1305:

William Wallace (Braveheart) is executed.


1798:

Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power as Emperor of France.


1813:

The Prussian army under Von Bulow repulses French attack at the Battle of Grossbeeren.


1833:

Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire.


1839:

The UK captures Hong Kong.


1864:

The Union Navy captures Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico.


1866:

The Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.


1889:

The first ship to the shore wireless message is received.


1914:

Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao (Tsingtao), China.


1914:

The Battle of Mons


1939:

The Soviet-German agreement signed


1939:

World War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, Baltic states, Finland and Poland are divided between the two nations.


1940:

World War II: The German Luftwaffe begins aerial bombardment of London.


1942:

Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.


1943:

Kharkov is liberated by the Soviet Army.


1944:

World War II: King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of General Antonescu. Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies.


1958:

Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.


1990:

Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.


1990:

Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages to try to prevent the Gulf War).




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