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



Armorial Description

On a wreath of thistles, the Cross of St. Andrew, charged in the centre with a maple leaf, both interfacing an annulus inscribed with the motto CARRY ON; upon a second annulus placed on the centre of the maple leaf and inscribed BELGIUM FRANCE 1916-1919, a unicom's head couped and gorged with an antique crown chained, and resting on an heraldic wreath; on the upper and lower bends of the wreath and resting on the arms of the Cross two scrolls, the upper inscribed TORONTO and the lower SCOTTISH.


Official Abbreviation: Tor Scot R

Motto: Carry On


Battle Honours (37)

First World War

    SOMME, 1916
    AMIENS
    Ancre Heights
    Scarpe,1918
    ANCRE, 1916
    DROCOURT-QUTANT
    ARRAS, 1917,'18
    Hindenburg Line
    VIMY, 1917
    CANAL DU NORD
    HILL 70
    VALENCIENNES
    Ypres, 1917
    Sambre
    PASSCHENDAELE
    France and Flanders, 1916-1918
Second World War
    DIEPPE
    South Beveland
    BOURGVTBUS RIDGE
    THE RHINELAND
    ST. ANDRT-SUR-ORNE
    THE REICHSWALD
    Verrieres Ridge -- Tilly-la-Campagne
    Goch-Calcar Road
    FALAISE
    THEHOCHWALD
    Falaise Road
    Xanten
    Clair Tizon
    Twente Canal
    Dunkirk, 1944
    Groningen
    ANTWERP-TURNHOUTCANAL
    Oldenburg
    THESCHELDT
    North-West Europe, 1942,1944-45
    WOENSDRECHT
Colonel-in-Chief: Prince Charles

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: Blue Bonnets Over The Border

Regimental Headquarters:
The Toronto Scottish Regiment
70 Birmingham Street
Toronto, ON, M8V 3W6


Order of Precedence: 47
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Today in Military History

December 10



1864:

U.S. Civil War: William Tecumseh Sherman reaches Savannah, Georgia, ending his "March to the Sea".


1898:

A treaty is signed in Paris that officially ends the Spanish-American War.


1939:

First Canadian Contingent sails from Halifax for England


1941:

Japanese forces land in the Philippines, capture Guam and sink the British ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse.


1943:

THE GULLY, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 19 Dec 43)


1945:

In Aurich, Germany, the trial of SS Brigadier Kurt Meyer on war crimes charges begins before a General Court Martial made up of front-line officers of the Canadian Army.


1949:

Chinese Civil War: The Red Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last KMT-held city on mainland China. Chiang Kai-shek leaves for Taiwan.




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