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The Lanark and Renfew Scottish Regiment



Armorial Description

In the centre of the star of the Order of the Thistle an oval annulus inscribed with the motto of the order NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT; within the annulus a double-headed crowned displayed eagle holding in its right talon the bell of Saint Kentigern; entwined through the base of the annulus is a scroll inscribed with the motto FAC ET SPERA; on the right side of the annulus a spray of thistle and on the left side a spray of maple, the stems of the sprays are crossed and knotted below the base of the annulus; above the annulus a scroll with the badge of the heir apparent superimposed upon the centre fold and the title of the regiment inscribed on either side LANARK & - RENFEW; below the crossed stems a beaver resting on the centre fold of a scroll which is inscribed SCOTTIST - CANADA - REGIMENT.


Official Abbreviation: L & R Scot R

Motto: Fac et Spera (Do and hope)


Battle Honours

First World War

    SOMME, 1916
    AMIENS
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    Hindenburg Line
    Ypres, 1917
    PURSUIT TO MONS
Second World War
    CORIANO
    NAVIGLIO CANAL
    MISANO RIDGE
    ITALY, 1944-1945
    CASALE

Regimental Headquarters:
The Armoury
177 Victoria St.
Pembroke, Ontario
K8A 4K2
Order of Precedence: 16
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