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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)
news & updates
Battlefield Tour 2017
A battlefield tour for serving and past members of the Essex and Kent Scottish, their families and the general public is scheduled for 12 to 23 August 2017. The same tour company that led our tours in 2006 and 2012, Battle Honours Inc, will conduct this tour through England, France and Germany and include the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. See the flyer opposite and the link in the LEFT margin.
Posted August 26, 2016
DUTY NOBLY DONE
The Official History of the Essex and Kent Scottish, DUTY NOBLY DONE, published in 2006 is SOLD OUT. If you want to purchase a copy then try secondary sources like eBay.ca or kijiji.ca
Posted June 03, 2016
REUNION IN OCTOBER
The bi-annual reunion of the regimental family of The Essex and Kent Scottish will be from Friday, 14 October to Sunday, 16 October. Events will be in Windsor and Chatham. For details click on the newsletter link in the LEFT margin.
Posted August 26, 2016
SEARCHING FAMILY RECORDS
Almost every week we get an inquiry asking for information, photos or military records of past members of the Regiment. This most often concerns veterans of World War II. 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. Go to the link LIBRARY & ARCHIVES CANADA below or consult the PowerPoint below on how to access military records of family members. Thanks for your cooperation.
Posted December 23, 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.
Comments or suggested changes are most welcome.
Posted August 19, 2016