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The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
A maple leaf charged with a beaver, encircled by an annulus, inscribed THE LAKE
SUPERIOR SCOTTISH REGIMENT and surmounted by the Crown; below a scroll
inscribed INTER PERICULA INTREPIDI; on each side of the annulus, six maple
Official Abbreviation: Lake Sup Scot R
Motto: Inter Pericula Intrepidi (Fearless in the face of danger)
Battle Honours (34)
First World War
Second World War
Canal du Nord
France and Flanders, 1915-1918
THE LOWER MAAS
NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945
Authorized March: The Highland Laddie
317 Park Ave.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Honourary Colonel: Colonel P.R. "Jerry" Cook,OStJ,CD
Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel: Lieutenant-Colonel Catherine Paterson,DStJ,DStL
Commanding Officer: Major Donald P.M. Strang,CD
Regimental Sergeant-Major: Master Warrant Officer David J. Coffey,CD
The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment perpetuates the following Regiments:
The Provisional Battalion of Rifles
96th District of Algoma Battalion of Rifles
96th Algoma Rifles
96th The Lake Superior Regiment
52nd, 94th and 141st Battaions, CEF
The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor)
The Regiment was raised 30 Apr 1885 and designated
The Provisional Battalion of Rifles at Port Arthur, Ontario. It was
redesignated the 96th District of Algoma Battalion of Rifles 29 Apr 1887.
On 3 Jul 1904 is was renamed the 96th Lake Superior Regiment and
redesignated The Lake Superior Regiment 15 Mar 1920. 26 Jan 1943 it became
The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) and on 29 Jun 1949 it was granted
approval to become "Scottish", being called The Lake Superior Scottish
Regiment (Motor), and 11 Apr 1958 it adopted its present title, The Lake
Superior Scottish Regiment. During World War I it sent drafts of over 400
soldiers each to the 8th and 28th Battalions, CEF, raised the 52nd, 94th,
and 141st Battalions, the latter two being reinforcement Battalions for
"The Fighting 52nd".
The LSSR's Colours
Order of Precedence: 33
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U.S. Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Second Bull Run.
U.S. Civil War: Union forces under General William T. Sherman enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders fled the city.
Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan - Prussian forces defeat the French armies and take emperor Napoleon III and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner at Sedan.
Battle of Omdurman - British and Egyptian troops led by General Horatio Kitchener defeat Sudanese tribesmen led by Khalifa Abdullah al-Taashi, thus establishing British dominance in the Sudan.
DROCOURT-QUEANT, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)
VC won by A/Sgt Arthur George Knight, `10th Battalion, CEFm Villers-lez-Cagnicourt (near Arras), France (posthumous)
VC won by Capt Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson, MC, Canadian Army Medical Corps attached to the 75th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Support Line, France
VC won by L/Cpl William Henry Metcalf, MM, 16th Battalion, CEF, Arras, France
VC won by LCol Cyrus Wesley Peck, DSO, 16th Battalion, CEF, Villers-lez-Cagnicourt, France
VC won by Pte Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney, DCM, MM, 38th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Line, France (posthumous)
VC won by Pte John Francis Young, 87th Battalion, CEF, Dury-Arras Sector, France
Following the invasion of Poland, Freie Stadt Danzig Danzig (now Gda?sk, Poland) is annexed to Nazi Germany.
RCAF authorized to recruit to full establishment
The Royal Canadian Infantry Corps is authorized: Ducimus (We lead)
Japanese and allies sign surrender agreement aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay
Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).
World War II ends: The final official surrender of Japan was accepted by General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay.
A United Nations court finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide, marking the first time that the 1948 law banning genocide is enforced.
Roman Civil War: Battle of Actium - Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
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