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The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)
Cap badge of the Toronto Scottish Regiment
Active 1920-Present
Country Canada
Branch Militia
Type Line Infantry
Role Light Infantry
Size One battalion
Part of Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Garrison/HQ Captain Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson VC Armoury, Toronto
Nickname(s) The Tor Scots
Motto(s) Carry On
March Quick - Blue Bonnets over the Border
Anniversaries Regimental Birthday (as the Toronto Scottish Regiment) 1 September 1921
Engagements World War I, World War II
LCol Fred A. Moore, CD
Colonel in Chief HRH The Prince of Wales
Tartan Hodden Grey

The Toronto Scottish mount the King's Guard in London, 1940

The Toronto Scottish Regiment is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces. It is part of 4th Canadian Division's 32 Canadian Brigade Group.


Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, presents new Colours to the Royal Regiment of Canada and Toronto Scottish Regiment at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, 5 November 2009.

Toronto Scottish Regiment Presentation of Colours March Past

Toronto Scottish Regiment Presentation of Colours

Toronto Scottish Regiment Presentation of Colours March Off

The regiment was formed in 1920 as the Mississauga Regiment in Ontario to perpetuate the lineage of the 75th (Mississauga) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force following the First World War. In 1921, the regiment was renamed The Toronto Scottish Regiment by the commanding officer of the day, Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Harbottle, CMG, DSO, VD.

During the Second World War, the regiment mobilized a machine gun battalion for the 1st Canadian Division. Following a reorganization early in 1940, the battalion was reassigned to the 2nd Canadian Division, where it operated as a Support Battalion, providing machine-gun detachments for the Operation Jubilee force at Dieppe in 1942, and then operating in support of the rifle battalions of the 2nd Division in northwest Europe from July 1944 to VE Day. In 1940, the 1st Battalion also mounted the King's Guard at Buckingham Palace. A 2nd Battalion served in the reserve army in Canada.

In 2000, the regiment changed its name to the Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own), in recognition of their Colonel-in-Chief, who had held the position since 1938. In recognition, the regiment was part of the escort at the Queen Mother's funeral. The regimental tartan is Hodden Grey.

On September 12, 2009, the regiment moved to the Captain Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson VC Armoury which is shared with the Toronto Police Service.[1] The new armoury is notable in that it is a green building, earning a LEEDS silver rating.

Battle honours

(The honours in Bold are on the Battalion Colour)

Toronto Scottish Regiment Museum

The regiment's museum was formerly located at the Fort York Armoury in Toronto. The museum was opened in 1984 by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. In September 2009, the museum was relocated to the Captain Bellenden Seymore Hutcheson VC Armoury in Etobicoke and officially re-opened on 1 May 2010. The museum includes uniforms, weapons, artifacts and military memorabilia. The museum is open by appointment and during regimental events.

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See also

Order of precedence

Preceded by
The Irish Regiment of Canada
The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own) Succeeded by
Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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