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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 now Afghanistan.
We are proud to train soldiers for the service of Canada whether locally or internationally.
Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
news & updates
New Battle Honour: AFGHANISTAN
On 9 May 2014, it was announced that our Regiment has been bestowed the Theatre Battle Honour, \'Afghanistan\' in recognition of its successful participation in armed conflict in SW Asia between 2002 and 2014. This is the Regiment\'s 41st Battle Honour. Forty-three members of the E&K Scot served in Afghanistan, some for multiple tours. Many other Navy, Army, Air Force and Special Forces units also were bestowed the same honour.
The dates \'2002-2014\' and \'Afghanistan\' were inscribed on the Windsor Cenotaph on 9 May 2014 during the Civic Day of Honour.
Posted May 15, 2014
The Regimental Manual (Change 5) 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 authorization for pipe banners, invitations to dinners and parades, McAlpine trews, kilt pins are not worn, and Sweater Order DEU 3C.
Comments or suggested changes are welcomed.
Posted March 07, 2014
SUPPORT THE REGIMENT
Our regimental association is always looking for serving, former or friends of the Regiment to assist with the preservation of history and artifacts; educating the community about the military; and supporting soldiers deployed overseas. Fellowship is also offered.
Interested? Annual dues are $15.00 per calendar year. Contact Cathy MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted March 23, 2013