The Lorne Scots – 150 Years of Service

The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton) is a reserve infantry regiment headquartered in Brampton, Ontario with a storied history dating back to September 1866. Their motto “Air Son Ar Duthchais” means “For Our Heritiage” and is fitting for their 150 years of service.

The Lorne Scots is one of Canada’s oldest military units and has contributed to every theater of war Canada has fought with the exception of Hong Kong. They have participated in peacekeeping, front line and humanitarian missions around the globe including the most recent conflict in Afghanistan.

In September, to celebrate their historic 150th Anniversary of proud service and commitment by its citizen soldiers, the Lorne Scots welcomed their Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent, KG to unveil a monument in Gage Park listing the Regimental battle Honors, as well as having him preside over the Regimental Trooping Of The Colors.

The Regimental Color carries these Honours;

  • Afghanistan War
  • The Second World War  1939-45 – Sicily – Italy – North-West Europe
  • The First World War 1914-19 – Ypres – Mount Sorrel – Somme – Arras – Hill 70 – Amiens – Hindenburg Line – Pursuit to Mons
  • The War of 1812 – Defence of Canada 1812-15, Queenston – Niagara – Detroit

In this episode of Brampton Focus, we talk to Lt. Col T. A. Ruggle CD and Sergeant K. Wiafe of the Lorne Scots about the history of the Regiment, their Kilt, the Primrose Hackle and what it takes to become a member of this proud Regiment.