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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.

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Click here to view the 2014 regimental manual

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


The Official History of the Essex and Kent Scottish, DUTY NOBLY DONE, published in 2006 is almost sold out. A few copies remain for sale at the University of Windsor Bookstore.

Posted May 04, 2016


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 link in the LEFT margin.

Posted May 04, 2016


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


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


Historical Research and EK Artifacts - click here to download booklet
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