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  • Originated in Toronto, 1 May 1920 as The Mississauga Regiment

  • Redesignated 1 September 1921 as The Toronto Scottish Regiment

  • Amalgamated 15 December 1936 with "B" and "C" Companies of the 1st Machine Gun Battalion, CMGC and redesignated as The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Machine Gun)

  • Mobilized 3 September 1939 as The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Machine Gun), Canadian Active Service Force

  • Redesignated 1 May 1943 as the 2nd Canadian Division Support Battalion (The Toronto Scottish Regiment), Canadian Army Overseas

  • Redesignated 24 February 1944 as 1st Battalion The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Machine Gun), Canadian Army Overseas

  • 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, The Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.) was authorized 12 July 1940 in Toronto

  • Redesignated 19 June 1947 as The Toronto Scottish Regiment

  • Redesignated 19 October 2000 as The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own)




The Great War distinguishing patch
of the 75th (Mississauga) Battalion CEF.

The 75th (Mississauga) Battalion CEF, was authorized on 1 July 1915 and embarked for Great Britain on 1 April 1916. Once in England the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Beckett was ordered to provide 800 reinforcements to understrength battalions already in France. The 75th Battalion nearly ceased to exist; fortunately the 84th (Toronto) Battalion on its arrival on 30 June 1916 provided 700 soldiers to bring the 75th up to strength.

The 75th disembarked in France on 13 August 1916 as part of the 11 Brigade, 4th Canadian Division. For the next 27 months, the 75th took part in every major engagement involving the Canadian Corps. Over 4000 soldiers served in the battalion during the war and over 900 were killed including Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Beckett, with 3,000 plus wounded. The 75th was awarded 16 Battle Honours, 10 of which were emblazoned on the Regimental Colour.  Two hundred and forty-two decorations were awarded to all ranks including a Victoria Cross to the Medical Officer, Captain Bellenden Hutcheson, for valour at Dury Ridge, France, 2 September 1918. The battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1920.

Royal inspection

by Her Majesty

the Queen,
Pitshill England,

May 7th. 1943


The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Machine Gun), Canadian Active Service Force mobilized for war on 3 September 1939 even before war had been declared. After work up training, the Regiment left for England arriving at Tournay Barracks, Aldershot on 18 December 1939.  The Toronto Scottish was one of the first complete Canadian units to land in Great Britain after war was declared.  On 21 April 1940, the Regiment was the first Canadian pre-war militia unit to mount the King's Guard at Buckingham Palace in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty visited Her Regiment on three more occasions during the war.  An advance party of the Regiment landed in Brest, France on 12 June 1940 before being ordered to withdraw.  On 19 August 1942 a detachment from the Regiment took part in Operation JUBILEE, the raid on Dieppe, France. By May 1943, the Regiment was redesignated the 2nd Infantry Division Support Battalion only to revert to its Machine Gun designation in February 1944. The Regiment’s role was to support the entire 2nd Division and therefore it did not fight as a complete unit. On 6-7 July 1944, a month after D-Day the Regiment landed in France and until the ceasefire on 7 May 1945, the Tor Scots provided fire support for every action involving the 2nd Canadian Division and for other formations in First Canadian Army. That support included 3 Companies of .303 calibre Vickers medium machine guns and 1 Company of 4.2-inch mortars. Twenty-one Battle Honours were awarded and 10 were emblazoned on the Regimental Colour.  The overseas battalion disbanded on 31 December 1945.

The Toronto Scottish mount
the King's Guard in London, 1940


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.


First World War

  • Somme, 1916

  • Ancre Heights

  • Ancre, 1916

  • Arras, 1917, '18

  • Vimy, 1917

  • Hill 70

  • Ypres, 1917

  • Passchendaele

  • Amiens

  • Scarpe, 1918

  • Drocourt–Quéant

  • Hindenburg Line

  • Canal du Nord

  • Valenciennes

  • Sambre

  • France and Flanders, 1916–18


South-West Asia

  • Afghanistan

Second World War

  • Dieppe
  • Bourguébus Ridge

  • St. André-sur-Orne

  • Verrières Ridge–Tilly-la-Campagne

  • Falaise

  • Falaise Road

  • Clair Tizon

  • Dunkirk, 1944

  • Antwerp–Turnhout Canal

  • The Scheldt

  • Woensdrecht

  • South Beveland

  •  The Rhineland

  • The Reichswald

  • Goch–Calcar Road

  • The Hochwald

  • Xanten

  • Twente Canal

  •  Groningen

  • Oldenburg

  • North-West Europe, 1942, 1944–1945​

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