The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's)

Unit Identification

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Ready for the Fray

Bay Street Armoury

Bay Street Armoury, 715 Bay Street, Victoria, BC  V8T 1R1

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sgt David Coull 
Phone: 250-755-5368

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Wednesday evenings: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

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Who We Are

The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army based on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

The regiment is located in Victoria, Nanaimo, and Courtenay, British Columbia. It is part of the 3rd Canadian Division's 39 Canadian Brigade Group, which commands all army reserve units in British Columbia. One of four infantry regiments in British Columbia, the Canadian Scottish is the largest reserve unit in Western Canada.

As a light infantry regiment the regiment trains in raids, reconnaissance patrolling, ambushes, amphibious operations and airmobile operations. The unit also trains to meet the realities of the "Three Block War" – warfighting, peacekeeping, and humanitarian support.

The Canadian Scottish Regiment is a distinguished infantry regiment dating its roots back to the early 1900's. The regiment bears 42 battle honours, some close to a century old. The unit is proud of its heritage and traditions and of its four members who have received the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest military decoration for bravery and courage.

Soldiers from the Regiment have served in modern day operations with the United Nations and NATO in the Middle East, Cyprus, the Balkans, Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq and Latvia.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel S.M. Sawyer, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer M.E. Knutsson, CD

Contact Us

The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's)
Bay Street Armoury
715 Bay Street
Victoria, BC
V8T 1R1


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Our History

The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) originated in Victoria, British Columbia on September 3, 1912, when the 88th Regiment Victoria Fusiliers was authorized to be formed. On March 12, 1920, it was amalgamated with the 50th Regiment Highlandersand redesignated The Canadian Scottish Regiment.
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