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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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M Sitter

Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Association

October 9 2016, 9:14 PM 

If you are looking for info on the 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) you may want to check out our association page with links to others. We just recently celebrated our 150th.

http://www.highlandgunner.ca/

 
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Christopher Furlotte

Congratulations on the 150th Anniversary!

October 10 2016, 9:41 AM 

Thanks for the info, nice website, hopefully more pictures of the regiment during it's Lanark & Renfrew Scottish era ie, during the cold war era. I enjoy looking at the the period photo's from the late 1940's to the 1980's era.

I like this photo on the website, looks like time frame around oh, late 1970's or early 1980s.

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Chris

 
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M Sitter

Thanks

October 15 2016, 10:51 PM 

Thanks as the website is recent. We are currently focused on building our association. The anniversary was quite a great opportunity to meet up with former members of all eras and looks like there will be a 155th . Most likely you will see some 150th pictures in the coming months. We also have a Facebook Page for all former members or their family and friends to join. Quite a bit of activity on it. LinkedIn Page as well.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2399143892/

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6694543

 
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