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The Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment.(R.C.A.)

October 6 2015 at 10:57 PM
Christopher Furlotte 

I've been curious for a while as to what ever happened to the(Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment,RCA.) lately as they one of those regiments who tend to not be in the lime light as much as other regiments. I was surprised to discover they are now a regular artillery regiment since 2006. One thing that gets me wondering is why they didn't keep some of their Canadian-Scottish regimental heritage like the Brit's tend to do, when they amalgamate Scottish units into other Corps etc and they try to keep up the "Scottish" traditions to some extent!? I haven't seen any part of their current dress uniform having anything remotely 'Canadian-Scottish' connection with the past ie, The (Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment) aside from it's name. The current unit has no collar insignia, no tartan back patches for it's berets signifying close local regimental ties to the L&R Scots etc. I've wondered why this tends to be by CF rules and regulations etc??

Here's an example of the 19 Regiment(Scottish Gunners)Royal Artillery

http://www.army.mod.uk/artillery/regiments/24667.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_Regiment_Royal_Artillery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_regiment

http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/42-field-artillery-regiment/index.page

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-3/par1/art/1adr-1rda-eng.asp

https://carletonplacelocalhistory.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/story-of-the-lanark-and-renfrew-scottish-regiment-by-howard-morton-brown-14-sept-1961/

http://army.ca/inf/lrsr.php

http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/42594-1st-canadian-lanark-renfrew-scottish-laa-regiment-unit-history/

As a historical side note, for anyone who's interested, This region that recruits had enlisted for the L&R Scots of Canada, also had a strong previous connection to Irish and Scottish ancestors among others ie, French-Canadian, Polish,German etc and it had a local accent called the Ottawa Valley Accent or Twang and now is in decline for a variety of factors as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_Valley_dialect

https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/bien-well/fra-eng/histoirelang-historylang/vallee-valley-eng.html

 
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