The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)

The official lineage of The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) infantry regiment.

Badge

Colonel-in-Chief: His Royal Highness Prince Edward The Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO CD ADC

Badge

Description

Issuant from a torse Argent and Azure a demi-lion Or gorged with a collar Azure charged with a frieze of bezants, holding between its paws a shuttle Argent, all ensigned by the Royal Crown proper and within a wreath of maple leaves Argent and thistles proper, issuant from two scrolls Sable inscribed AIR SON AR DUTHCHAIS and THE LORNE SCOTS (PEEL, DUFFERIN AND HALTON REGT) in letters Argent.

Symbolism

The maple leaves represent service to Canada, and the Crown, service to the Sovereign. The wreath of thistles (the national flower of Scotland) is a common device among badges of highland infantry. The lion and shuttle crest was approved as a badge for The Peel Regiment by Sir William Robert Wellesley Peel, 2nd Viscount Peel, whose grandfather was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when Peel County was organized. "THE LORNE SCOTS" and "(PEEL, DUFFERIN AND HALTON REGT)" are a form of the regimental title and "AIR SON AR DUTHCHAIS" is the motto of the regiment.

Motto

AIR SON AR DUTHCHAIS (For our heritage)

Marches

"The Campbells are Coming" and "John Peel"

Alliance

British Army

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Regimental colour

Regimental colour

Camp flag

Camp flag

Battle honours

The First World War

YPRES, 1915, '17; FESTUBERT, 1915; MOUNT SORREL; SOMME, 1916; ARRAS, 1917, '18; HILL 70; AMIENS; HINDENBURG LINE; PURSUIT TO MONS.

The Second World War

SICILY, 1943; ITALY, 1943-1945; NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944- 1945.

Lineage

This Reserve Force regiment originated on 14 September 1866 and incorporates the following regiments.

The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) originated in Brampton, Ontario on 14 September 1866, when the '36th "Peel Battalion of Infantry"' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated: '36th Peel Regiment' on 8 May 1900;Footnote 2 'The Peel Regiment' on 1 May 1920;Footnote 3 and 'The Peel and Dufferin Regiment' on 15 April 1923.Footnote 4 On 15 December 1936, it was amalgamated with 'The Lorne Rifles (Scottish)' (see below) and redesignated 'The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)'.Footnote 5 It was redesignated '2nd (Reserve) Battalion, The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)' on 7 November 1940;Footnote 6 and 'The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)' on 21 February 1947.Footnote 7

Notes:

Upon redesignation as The Peel Regiment on 1 May 1920 (see above), it was organized as a four battalion regiment with the 1st Battalion (20th Battalion, CEF) on the Non Permanent Active Militia order of battle, and the 2nd Battalion (74th Battalion, CEF), 3rd Battalion (126th Battalion, CEF) and 4th Battalion (234th Battalion, CEF) on the Reserve order of battle.

On 15 January 1921, the 1st Battalion (20th Battalion, CEF) was redesignated the 1st Battalion (GO 18/21). On 1 March 1921 the regiment was reorganized as a three battalion regiment with the 1st Battalion (74th Battalion, CEF) on the Non Permanent Active Militia order of battle, and the 2nd Battalion (126th Battalion, CEF) and 3rd Battalion (234th Battalion, CEF) on the Reserve order of battle (GO 65/21). The reserve units were disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).

The Peel Regiment was disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 1 March 1921 and reorganized the same day (GO 118/21). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment.

The Peel and Dufferin Regiment was disbanded for the purpose of amalgamation on 14 December 1936 and reorganized the next day (GO 179/36). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment.

The Lorne Rifles (Scottish) originated in Milton, Ontario on 28 September 1866, when the '20th "Halton Battalion of Infantry"' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 8 It was redesignated: '20th "Halton" Battalion of Rifles' on 12 January 1872;Footnote 9 '20th Halton Battalion "Lorne Rifles" on 11 November 1881;Footnote 10 '20th Halton Regiment "Lorne Rifles"' on 8 May 1900;Footnote 11 '20th Regiment, Halton Rifles' on 1 December 1909;Footnote 12 'The Halton Rifles' on 1 May 1920;Footnote 13 and 'The Lorne Rifles (Scottish)' on 1 November 1931.Footnote 14 On 15 December 1936, it was amalgamated with 'The Peel and Dufferin Regiment', as above.

Notes:

No lineal connection with 'The 20th Battalion Volunteer Militia (Infantry), Canada' of 1863 to 1866.

Upon redesignation as The Halton Rifles on 1 May 1920 (see above), it was organized as a three battalion regiment with the 1st Battalion (37th Battalion, CEF) on the Non Permanent Active Militia order of battle, and the 2nd Battalion (76th Battalion, CEF) and 3rd Battalion (164th Battalion, CEF) on the Reserve order of battle. The reserve units were disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).

The Halton Rifles were disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 1 December 1920 and reorganized the same day (GO 18/21). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment.

The Lorne Rifles (Scottish) was disbanded for the purpose of amalgamation on 14 December 1936 and reorganized the next day (GO 179/36). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment.

Perpetuations

'37th', '74th', '76th', '126th', '164th' and '234th "Overseas" Battalion(s), CEF'

Headquarters Location

Brampton, Ontario

Operational history

The First World War

The 37th Battalion, which was authorized on 7 November 1914 as the '37th Battalion, CEF',Footnote 15 embarked for Great Britain on 27 November 1915.Footnote 16 It provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 9 July 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the '39th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF'.Footnote 17 The battalion was disbanded on 21 May 1917.Footnote 18

The 74th Battalion, which was authorized on 10 July 1915 as the '74th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF',Footnote 19 embarked for Great Britain on 29 March 1916.Footnote 20 It provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 30 September 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the '50th' and '52nd "Overseas" Battalion, CEF' and the '2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF'.Footnote 21 The battalion was disbanded on 15 September 1917.Footnote 22

The 76th Battalion, which was authorized on 10 July 1915 as the '76th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF',Footnote 23 embarked for Great Britain on 23 April 1916.Footnote 24 It provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 6 July 1916, when its personnel were absorbed by the '36th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF'.Footnote 25 The battalion was disbanded on 17 July 1917.Footnote 26

The 126th Battalion, which was authorized on 22 December 1915 as the '126th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF',Footnote 27 embarked for Great Britain on 14 August 1916.Footnote 28 On 13 October 1916, its personnel were absorbed by the '109th' and '116th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF' to provide reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field.Footnote 29 The battalion was disbanded on 21 May 1917.Footnote 30

The 164th Battalion, which was authorized on 22 December 1915 as the '164th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF',Footnote 31 embarked for Great Britain on 11 April 1917.Footnote 32 It provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 16 April 1918, when its personnel were absorbed by the '8th Reserve Battalion, CEF'.Footnote 33 The battalion was disbanded on 29 November 1918.Footnote 34

The 234th Battalion, which was authorized on 15 July 1916 as the '234th "Overseas" Battalion, CEF',Footnote 35 embarked for Great Britain on 18 April1917.Footnote 36 On 30 April 1917, its personnel were absorbed by the '12th Reserve Battalion, CEF' to provide reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field.Footnote 37 The battalion was disbanded on 1 September 1917.Footnote 38

The Second World War

The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) mobilized the 'No. 1 Infantry Base Depot, CASF' for active service on 1 September 1939.Footnote 39 This unit was disbanded in England on 11 July 1940, following the formation of the No. 1 Canadian Base Depot.Footnote 40

The No. 1 Canadian Base Depot was authorized to be formed on 1 May 1940 as the 'No. 1 Canadian General Base Depot, CASF'.Footnote 41 It was redesignated 'No. 1 Canadian Base Depot, CASF' the same day.Footnote 42 It was stationed in Liverpool, England for the convenience of disembarkation and embarkation of Canadian soldiers.Footnote 43 The depot was disbanded on 18 July 1944.Footnote 44

The regiment subsequently mobilized the '1st Battalion, The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment), CASF' for active service on 6 February 1941, to "provide personnel and reinforcements for all 'Defence and Employment' requirements of The Canadian Army. As a result, numerous Lorne Scots defence and employment units served in the Mediterranean, North-West Europe and Canada.Footnote 45 The overseas battalion was disbanded on 21 February 1947, when its last unit, 'No. 1 Non- Effective Transit Depot, CASF' (see below), was disbanded.Footnote 46

Notes:

On 6 February 1941, all Active units of the Canadian Army performing defence and employment duties were merged into the regiment as component parts, and they no longer retained the status of separate units formerly held by them as Active units of the Canadian Army (GO 113/41).

On 2 December 1942, the Canadian Infantry Corps (CIC) was authorized to be formed (GO 466/42) and on 3 September 1942, all existing active service units of The Lorne Scots were allocated to the Corps (GO 485/42).

The Army Headquarters Defence Company was authorized to be formed on 1 April 1942 as the 'Army Headquarters Defence Company, CASF'.Footnote 47 The company was disbanded on 15 June 1945.Footnote 48

Note:

On 12 April 1944, the 'First Army Headquarters Defence Company (The Royal Montreal Regiment), CASF' was formed (GO 345/44). This newly authorized unit replaced The Lorne Scots defence company, even though it was not officially disbanded until the following year.

The 1st Corps Defence Company, CASF was authorized on 27 August 1940 as the 'No. 1 Canadian Corps Protective Unit, CASF'.Footnote 49 It was redesignated: 'No. 1 Canadian Corps Protective Company, CASF' on 6 February 1941;Footnote 50 and '1st Corps Defence Company, CASF' on 11 June 1943.Footnote 51 The company was disbanded on 18 July 1944.Footnote 52

The 2nd Corps Defence Company was authorized to be formed on 14 January 1943 as the '2nd Corps Defence Company, CASF'.Footnote 53 The company was disbanded on 1 November 1943.Footnote 54

Note:

On 1 November 1943, the '2nd Corps Defence Company (The Prince Edward Island Light Horse), CIC, CASF' was formed (GO 60/44). This newly authorized unit replaced The Lorne Scots defence company.

The No. 1 Defence and Employment Platoon was authorized on 1 September 1939 as the 'No. 1 Employment Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 55 It was redesignated the 'No. 1 Defence and Employment Platoon, CASF' on 6 February 1941.Footnote 56 The platoon was disbanded on 28 August 1945.Footnote 57

The No. 2 Defence and Employment Platoon was authorized on 1 September 1939 as the 'No. 2 Employment Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 58 It was redesignated the 'No. 2 Defence and Employment Platoon, CASF' on 6 February 1941.Footnote 59 The platoon was disbanded on 13 October 1945.Footnote 60

The No. 3 Employment Platoon was authorized on 1 September 1939 as the 'No. 3 Employment Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 61 The platoon was disbanded on 14 January 1943.Footnote 62

The No. 3 Defence and Employment Platoon was authorized on 24 May 1940 as the 'No. 4 Employment Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 63 It was redesignated the 'No. 3 Defence and Employment Platoon, CASF' on 7 April 1941.Footnote 64 The platoon was disbanded on 30 October 1945.Footnote 65

The 4th (Armoured) Division Headquarters Squadron was authorized on 25 May 1940 as the 'No. 5 Employment Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 66 It was redesignated: 'No. 5 Defence and Employment Platoon, CASF' on 10 May 1941;Footnote 67 and '4th (Armoured) Division Headquarters Squadron, CAC, CASF' on 26 January 1942.Footnote 68 The squadron was disbanded on 1 January 1943.Footnote 69

The No. 6 Employment Platoon was authorized on 25 May 1940 as the 'No. 6 Employment Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 70 The platoon was disbanded on 21 May 1941.Footnote 71

The No. 1 Defence Platoon was authorized on 6 February 1941 as the 'No. 1 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 72 The platoon was disbanded on 16 May 1943.Footnote 73

The No. 2 Defence Platoon was authorized on 6 February 1941 as the 'No. 2 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 74 The platoon was disbanded on 16 May 1943.Footnote 75

The No. 3 Defence Platoon was authorized on 6 February 1941 as the 'No. 3 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 76 The platoon was disbanded on 16 May 1943.Footnote 77

The No. 4 Defence Platoon was authorized on 6 February 1941 as the 'No. 4 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 78 The platoon was disbanded on 20 May 1943.Footnote 79

The No. 5 Defence Platoon was authorized on 6 February 1941 as the 'No. 5 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 80 The platoon was disbanded on 20 May 1943.Footnote 81

The No. 6 Defence Platoon was authorized on 6 February 1941 as the 'No. 6 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 82 The platoon was disbanded on 20 May 1943.Footnote 83

The No. 7 Defence Platoon was authorized on 7 April 1941 as the 'No. 7 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 84 The platoon was disbanded on 20 May 1943.Footnote 85

The No. 8 Defence Platoon was authorized on 7 April 1941 as the 'No. 8 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 86 The platoon was disbanded on 20 May 1943.Footnote 87

The No. 9 Defence Platoon was authorized on 7 April 1941 as the 'No. 9 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 88 The platoon was disbanded on 20 May 1943.Footnote 89

The Headquarters Squadron, 3rd Armoured Brigade was authorized on 10 May 1941 as the 'No. 10 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 90 It was redesignated 'Headquarters Squadron, 3rd Armoured Brigade, CAC, CASF' on 26 January 1942.Footnote 91 The squadron was disbanded on 1 January 1943.Footnote 92

The 'Headquarters Squadron, 2nd Army Tank Brigade was authorized on 10 May 1941 as the 'No. 11 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 93 It was redesignated the 'Headquarters Squadron, 2nd Army Tank Brigade, CAC, CASF' on 26 January 1942.Footnote 94 The squadron was disbanded on 1 January 1943.Footnote 95

The Headquarters Squadron, 4th Armoured Brigade was authorized on 10 May 1941 as the 'No. 12 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 96 It was redesignated 'Headquarters Squadron, 3rd Armoured Brigade, CAC, CASF' on 26 January 1942.Footnote 97 The squadron was disbanded on 1 January 1943.Footnote 98

The No. 6 Defence and Employment Platoon was authorized on 18 March 1942 as the 'No. 6 Defence and Employment Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 99 The platoon was disbanded on 31 January 1945.Footnote 100

The No. 7 Defence and Employment Platoon was authorized on 12 May 1942 as the 'No. 7 Defence and Employment Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 101 The platoon was disbanded on 15 October 1943.Footnote 102

The No. 8 Defence and Employment Platoon was authorized on 15 June 1942 as the 'No. 8 Defence and Employment Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 103 The platoon was disbanded on 15 October 1943.Footnote 104

The No. 13 Defence Platoon was authorized on 18 March 1942 as the 'No. 13 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 105 The platoon was disbanded on 1 November 1944.Footnote 106

The No. 14 Ground Defence Platoon was authorized on 18 March 1942 as the 'No. 14 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 107 It was redesignated the No. 14 Ground Defence Platoon, CIC, CASF' on 20 August 1944.Footnote 108 The platoon was disbanded on 31 January 1945.Footnote 109

The No. 15 Ground Defence Platoon was authorized on 18 March 1942 as the 'No. 15 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 110 It was redesignated the No. 15 Ground Defence Platoon, CIC, CASF' on 20 August 1944.Footnote 111 The platoon was disbanded on 31 January 1945.Footnote 112

The No. 16 Defence Platoon was authorized on 12 May 1942 as the 'No. 16 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 113 The platoon was disbanded on 15 October 1943.Footnote 114

The No. 16 Ground Defence Platoon was authorized on 20 August 1944 as the 'No. 16 Ground Defence Platoon, CIC, CASF'.Footnote 115 The platoon was disbanded on 31 January 1945.Footnote 116

The No. 17 Platoon was authorized on 12 May 1942 as the 'No. 17 Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 117 The platoon was disbanded on 15 November 1943.Footnote 118

The No. 18 Platoon was authorized on 12 May 1942 as the 'No. 18 Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 119 The platoon was disbanded on 15 October 1943.Footnote 120

The No. 19 Defence Platoon was authorized on 1 August 1942 as the 'No. 19 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 121 The platoon was disbanded on 15 October 1943.Footnote 122

The No. 20 Defence Platoon was authorized on 1 August 1942 as the 'No. 20 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 123 The platoon was disbanded on 15 October 1943.Footnote 124

The No. 21 Defence Platoon was authorized on 1 August 1942 as the 'No. 21 Defence Platoon, CASF'.Footnote 125 The platoon was disbanded on 15 October 1943.Footnote 126

The 1st Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '1st Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 127 The platoon was disbanded on 11 August 1945.Footnote 128

The 2nd Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '2nd Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 129 The platoon was disbanded on 11 August 1945.Footnote 130

The 3rd Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '3rd Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 131 The platoon was disbanded on 11 August 1945.Footnote 132

The 4th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '4th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 133 The platoon was disbanded on 23 September 1945.Footnote 134

The 5th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '5th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 135 The platoon was disbanded on 29 September 1945.Footnote 136

The 6th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '6th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 137 The platoon was disbanded on 27 September 1945.Footnote 138

The 7th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '7th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 139 The platoon was disbanded on 30 October 1945.Footnote 140

The 8th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '8th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 141 The platoon was disbanded on 30 October 1945.Footnote 142

The 9th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '9th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 143 The platoon was disbanded on 30 October 1945.Footnote 144

The 10th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '10th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 145 The platoon was disbanded on 10 December 1945.Footnote 146

The 11th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 24 February 1944 as the '11th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CASF'.Footnote 147 The platoon was disbanded on 17 October 1945.Footnote 148

The 12th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 13 July 1944 as the '12th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CIC, CASF'.Footnote 149 The platoon was disbanded on 15 March 1945.Footnote 150

The No. 3 Canadian Non-Effective Transit Depot was authorized to be formed on 27 April 1944 as the 'No. 3 Canadian Non-Effective Transit Depot, Type "C", CASF'.Footnote 151 The depot was disbanded on 3 September 1945.Footnote 152

The 21st Headquarters Army Troops, First Army Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), was authorized 25 May 1944 as the '21st Headquarters Army Troops, First Army Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CIC, CASF'.Footnote 153 The platoon was disbanded on 21 December 1945.Footnote 154

The 2nd 7th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 1 June 1945 as the '2nd 7th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CIC, CAOF'.Footnote 155 The platoon was disbanded on 4 April 1946.Footnote 156

The 2nd 8th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 1 June 1945 as the '2nd 8th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CIC, CAOF'.Footnote 157 The platoon was disbanded on 29 April 1946.Footnote 158

The 2nd 9th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) was authorized on 1 June 1945 as the '2nd 9th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), CIC, CAOF'.Footnote 159 The platoon was disbanded on 14 May 1946.Footnote 160

The No. 1 Canadian Repatriation Depot was authorized on 24 May 1940 as the 'No. 1 Non Effective Transit Depot, CASF'.Footnote 161 It was redesignated: 'No. 1 Canadian Repatriation Depot (Lorne Scots), CASF' on 15 February 1945;Footnote 162 and 'No. 1 Canadian Repatriation Depot Type "R" (Lorne Scots), CASF' on 5 July 1945.Footnote 163 The depot was disbanded on 21 February 1947.Footnote 164

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