ABOUT THE REGIMENT
The Toronto Scottish Regiment is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Regiment was first formed in 1915 as the 75th (Mississauga) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and was later reorganized several times before being officially designated as The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own).
The Regiment has a long and distinguished history, having served in both World War I and World War II. On 26 October 2015 the Afghanistan battle honour was presented to the Regiment and added to the Regimental Colour by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. The Regiment contributed an aggregate of more than 20% of its authorized strength to the various Task Forces which served in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2014.
DIRECT FIRE SUPPORT
Our specific Mission Task is DFS (Direct Fire Support). We are trained in the employment of various infantry heavy weapon systems, including the M2 .50 cal HMG (heavy machine gun), the AGLS (automatic grenade launcher system), and the TOW anti-tank missile launcher to provide tactical direct fire support to a manoeuvring battle group.
The maple leaf represents service to Canada. The thistles (the national flower of Scotland) and the cross of St. Andrew (the patron saint of Scotland) are common devices among badges of highland infantry, and the overall shape of the badge is similar to that of The London Scottish, the Regiment’s first allied regiment. The unicorn is taken from the badges of the 75th “Overseas” Battalion and The Mississauga Horse in recognition of the Regiment’s historical connection with these units. The words “BELGIUM” and “FRANCE” and the dates “1916-1919” commemorate the service of the Regiment’s perpetuated units during the First World War. “TORONTO SCOTTISH” is a form of the regimental title and “CARRY ON” is the motto of the Regiment.
MOTTO: CARRY ON
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother's Own
In 2000, the Regiment added a secondary title in recognition of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's long association as Colonel-in-Chief. She had held the position since 1937. The Regiment was now referred to as "The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)." The Regiment was part of the escort at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in April 2002.