Semper Paratus. Translation: "Always Ready".

That was the motto of the unit known as the Essex Scottish Regiment (later the Essex and Kent Scottish). Among the first Canadian units to see WWII combat in Europe, the regiment has had a long and storied lineage.

Click the following thumbnails for a glimpse into that history - from photos of the regiment in action, to page excerpts from an introductory guidebook for new recruits.

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Catechism For New Recruits - 1940 Windsor Military History Volume 10, R971.332Win
Courtesy of the Local History Archives, Windsor Public Library, Central Branch