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Welcome to the web site of the Regimental Family of The Essex and Kent Scottish.
The Regiment is a Primary Reserve army unit of the Canadian Forces comprised of men and women in the infantry and some other trades with garrisons in Windsor and Chatham, Ontario. The Regiment is ably supported by the volunteer organizations shown on the left menus. This web site content is intended to provide basic information about the Regimental Family. For more information, whether joining the Reserve army or one of our volunteer organizations, please contact us.
Our Regiment has served Canada continuously since 1885 and has served the country since first settlement in what is now Essex and Kent counties in South Western Ontario.
Members of our Regiment fought in the War of 1812-14, including the capture of Fort Detroit in 1812, sent soldiers to the South African War 1899-1900, World War One, World War Two and more recently has deployed soldiers to UN and NATO missions and in Cyprus, Croatia, Bosnia and Afghanistan.
We are proud to train soldiers for the service of Canada whether locally or internationally.
Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
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SEARCHING FAMILY RECORDS
Almost every week we get an inquiry via this web site asking for information, photos or military records of past members of the Regiment. This most often concerns veterans of World War II. Please know that ALL personal records of members of the Regiment are sent to National Defence Headquarters then on to Library and Archives Canada immediately after release from the Army. We have some photos, a copy of the 1939-1945 War Diary (most without names) and copies of Part I Orders, i.e. personal movements. In the vast number of cases we cannot help since we don\\\'t have the records. Consult the PowerPoint below on how to access military records of family members. Thanks for your cooperation.
Posted March 24, 2015
REGIMENTAL MANUAL UPDATED
The Regimental Manual (Change 7) linked on this Home Page has been approved by the Senate and is the most up-to-date source for customs, dinners and dress. Since the original version was issued in 2010 there have been major changes and corrections. The latest changes include updated criteria and conditions for the selection of honorary appointments; entitles the Drum Major to wear a sword belt and claymore with DEU #1 and Ceremonial #1; and describes when the various orders of Patrol Dress - Historical are worn.
Comments or suggested changes are most welcome.
Posted March 24, 2015