Infantry Unit - The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
|The Regiment at a glance:
The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, or LSSR, perpetuates several pre-existing units, the first of which was formed in 1885 to help deal with the Riel Rebellion in Western Canada. Since its formation, the LSSR and its predecessors have fought in the First and Second World Wars, winning 33 battle honours.
Members of the Regiment have won a variety of honours and awards, including a Victoria Cross (the highest military honour conferred on a soldier of the British Commonwealth) and awards from France, Belgium, Italy, Russia and the Netherlands.
The Regiment is distinguished in a number of ways:
The motto of the Regiment is "Inter Pericula Intrepidi", which
is Latin for "Fearless in the face of danger". It is normally
represented by the colours Royal Blue and French Grey, the latter being
derived from the 3rd Division patch worn by members of the
In ancient heraldic tradition, it is represented by two Colours (flags carried upon standards)-the Queen's Colour, signifying loyalty to the Crown and the Regimental Colour, signifying loyalty to the Regiment.
We owe loyalty to the Queen as the Queen is the Queen of Canada, not the Queen of England. The term usually used to describe this is the "Crown".
The Regiment has itself earned 33 battle honours, while soldiers of the Regiment have earned 451 individual honours and awards.
Since 1949, when the Regiment became Scottish to reflect that ethnic heritage in the Thunder Bay region, it has been represented by the McGillivray tartan of red, blue, green, and azure.
When marching past in quick-time (about 120 paces to the minute), the
official music or "march past" of the Regiment is "The
Highland Laddie". Previous to becoming Scottish, the Regiment's official
march past was "Light of Foot". When marching in slow-time (about
60 paces to the minute), the unofficial slow