The Essex and Kent Scottish

Unit Identification

The Essex and Kent Scottish Crest

SEMPER PARATUS

"Always Prepared"

Location

Windsor
Maj. F.A. Tilston, VC Armoury
4007 Sandwich St.
Windsor, ON  N9C 1C3

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Chatham
Col. E.M. Ansell, OBE, MC, VD Armoury
280 Bloomfield Road
Chatham, ON  N7M 2P0

Maj. F.A. Tilston, VC Armoury

Maj. F.A. Tilston, VC Armoury

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Windsor Reserve Recruiting Garrison 
Phone: 519-254-2535 Ext. 4512
Email: WindsorChathamRec@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Contact a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

September to June:

  • Tuesday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

  • Medium Logistical Vehicle Wheeled (MLVW)
  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS)

See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Who We Are

The Essex and Kent Scottish is a Primary Reserve unit within 31 Canadian Battle Group (31 CBG), whose task is to augment Canada’s military with trained infantry soldiers. The Essex and Kent Scottish is a regiment with old lineage that can be dated to back to 1749 as a French militia at Fort Pontchartrain (Detroit), although it has unbroken lineage dating to 12 June 1885. Essex and Kent counties produced the first militia organization in Ontario and the first units to engage in combat (1794) outside Canada.

 The Essex and Kent Scottish is always hiring intelligent, fit, and confident men and women with an interest in dynamic and challenging training as infantry soldiers. Primarily new members are High School or University students with time to work one evening a week and one weekend a month during the school year (Sept-May). Within the first few years of service, new members must also be available to attend full-time courses during the summer (Jul-Aug) where technical skills are acquired for employment on operations and training during the part-time training year.

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

Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel John Hodgins, CD
Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer B.J. Jordan, CD

Contact Us

Windsor

The Essex and Kent Scottish
Maj. F.A. Tilston, VC Armoury
4007 Sandwich St.
Windsor, ON  N9C 1C3

Phone: 519-254-2535

 Chatham

The Essex and Kent Scottish
Col. E.M. Ansell, OBE, MC, VD Armoury
280 Bloomfield Road
Chatham, ON  N7M 2P0

Phone: 519-436-3085

News

Canadian Armed Forces and Allies hone joint warfighting skills at computer-assisted Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2020

February 10, 2020 – Kingston, ON – Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
February 10, 2020

Major Greg Frank

‘Final Round’ marks an end to 37 years of service

Meaford, Ontario — On a brisk October afternoon, Major (Retired) Greg Frank loaded a C3 105 mm Howitzer. It was a task he had completed literally thousands of times over his 37-year career in the Canadian Army Reserve but this would be different: it was the last round he would ever fire.
February 7, 2020

New members of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, a Toronto-based Army Reserve regiment, are given Coins of Remembrance to mark Remembrance Day.

Queen’s Own Rifles coins ‘a sacred obligation’ to their Fallen

Toronto, Ontario — A 20-year-old tradition of honouring 160 years of their Regimental Fallen with commemorative Coins of Remembrance is still going strong at the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada (QOR).
November 26, 2019

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Our History

The Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment is one of Canada's infantry regiments. It has a regimental history that dates to 1749 as French militia at Fort Pontchartrain (Detroit) although it has unbroken lineage dating to 12 June 1885. Essex and Kent counties produced the first militia organization in Ontario and the first units to engage in combat (1794) outside Canada.

Read more of our history.

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