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The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment



Armorial Description

A maple leaf charged with a beaver, encircled by an annulus, inscribed THE LAKE SUPERIOR SCOTTISH REGIMENT and surmounted by the Crown; below a scroll inscribed INTER PERICULA INTREPIDI; on each side of the annulus, six maple leaves.


Official Abbreviation: Lake Sup Scot R

Motto: Inter Pericula Intrepidi (Fearless in the face of danger)


Battle Honours (34)

First World War

    YPRES, 1915
    YPRES, 1917
    PASSCHENDAELE
    Fustubert, 1915
    AMIENS
    MOUNT SORREL
    Scarpe, 1918
    SOMME, 1916
    Drocourt-Queant
    Flers-Courcelette
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Ancre Heights
    Canal du Nord
    Arras, 1917
    Arras, 1918
    CAMBRAI, 1918
    VIMY, 1917
    VALENCIENNES
    HILL 70
    France and Flanders, 1915-1918
Second World War
    FALAISE
    THE HOCHWALD
    Falaise Road
    Veen
    The Laison
    TWENTE CANAL
    Chambois
    FRIESOYTHE
    THE SCHELDT
    KUSTEN CANAL
    THE LOWER MAAS
    Bad Zwischenahn
    THE RHINELAND
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

Tartan: MacGillivary

Authorized March: The Highland Laddie

Regimental Headquarters:
The Armoury
317 Park Ave.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1C7


Honourary Colonel: Colonel P.R. "Jerry" Cook,OStJ,CD
Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel: Lieutenant-Colonel Catherine Paterson,DStJ,DStL
Commanding Officer: Major Donald P.M. Strang,CD
Regimental Sergeant-Major: Master Warrant Officer David J. Coffey,CD
The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment perpetuates the following Regiments:

The Provisional Battalion of Rifles
96th District of Algoma Battalion of Rifles
96th Algoma Rifles
96th The Lake Superior Regiment
52nd, 94th and 141st Battaions, CEF
The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor)


Brief History

The Regiment was raised 30 Apr 1885 and designated The Provisional Battalion of Rifles at Port Arthur, Ontario. It was redesignated the 96th District of Algoma Battalion of Rifles 29 Apr 1887. On 3 Jul 1904 is was renamed the 96th Lake Superior Regiment and redesignated The Lake Superior Regiment 15 Mar 1920. 26 Jan 1943 it became The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) and on 29 Jun 1949 it was granted approval to become "Scottish", being called The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (Motor), and 11 Apr 1958 it adopted its present title, The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment. During World War I it sent drafts of over 400 soldiers each to the 8th and 28th Battalions, CEF, raised the 52nd, 94th, and 141st Battalions, the latter two being reinforcement Battalions for "The Fighting 52nd".


The LSSR's Colours


Order of Precedence: 33

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Today in Military History

February 27



1814:

Whilst British troops under Lieutenant-General Hope beseiged Bayonne, Wellington led his main force against the main French field forces in the south of France, commanded by Marshal Soult. Wellington launched his attack with 44,000 men against Soult's 36,000 men drawn up on a ridgeline at Orthes. Sir Rowland Hill led the right wing in a diversionary attack, whilst Sir William Beresford and Sir Thomas Picton led the main assaults on the left and in the centre. After initial successes, both Beresford and Picton's attacks stalled, but Wellington spotted an opening in the disjointed French lines, and himself led three battalions to exploit the weakness. The French defeat was completed by Hill, who had managed to get behind Soult and force him to run for a bridge before his escape route was totally cut. Wellington's victory secured the British presence on French soil, and opened up routes to Bordeaux, which promptly surrendered, and Toulouse.


1881:

During an action with Boers, Lance Corporal Farmer, a medical orderly, stood exposed to enemy fire, holding a white flag over a group of wounded men, in an effort to spare them further attack. The Boers kept up their fire, and Farmer was badly wounded in the arm holding in the flag. However, he rose again to his feet, and continued to hold high the flag with his other arm, until he was shot in that limb as well. His efforts to protect the men, at great personal risk, was recognised with the award of the Victoria Cross.


1900:

Nineteen years later, during the Boer War, troops from the West Yorkshire Regiment attacked up the northern slope of Terrace Hill, near Tugela in Natal. Their advance was met with a barrage of fire, and faltered. Captain Mansel-Jones braved the enemy fire to remuster his men, and, despite suffering a very serious wound, led them once more up the hill in a charge which took the Boer position. He received the Victoria Cross.


1900:

Surrender of Cronje at Paardeburg


1942:

OPERATION BITING - BRUNEVAL - No. 12 Commando


1942:

Start of the Battle of the Java Sea; 13 US warships sunk, 2 Japanese.


1943:

British commandos raid heavy-water plant in Norway


1951:

Canada posts army officer to staff of Supreme Allied Commander; first step in providing Canadian ground troops in Europe for NATO




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