Lorne Scot's


Jan 2020

A Message from the CO:

To all the soldiers and Regimental Family of The Lorne Scots,

From the RSM and myself, we wish you and your families a healthy and prosperous new year.

As a Regiment, we have lots to look forward to this year:
• A new relationship with 1RCR 1xLight Infantry Platoon
• A new task 1xInluence Activities Support Element (4/6/7)
• 2 CMBG on a road to high readiness and needing augmentation
• More joint training with the RegF
• Access to more developmental training in support of mission tasks
• Continued support from the Army Comd to FTSE

This past weekend, The Regiment’s hockey team, The Wild Boars, won the Ranger’s Cup. They won every game in the tournament, beating out the QOR in the final. We want to continue to provide you access to these kinds of activities, because they are important. We will be participating in:
• The Army Run
• The Iron Warrior
• Fergus Highland Games Tug o War
• Section Competition (April Exercise) Last year’s winners won a range day.

Coming up in March, the Regimental Association will be hosting the annual Boarspiel. In June, the Colonel Dunn softball tournament.

January 25th, The Pipes and Drums will be hosting the annual Robbie Burns Night. I can recommend this is a good way to introduce your family or significant other to the Army and your fellow soldiers.

The RSM and I will continue to focus on Soldier welfare and making sure leaders are keeping soldier health and well-being as their primary focus.

I am also going to reiterate that The Regiment needs soldiers to do things other than warfighting and training. It remains our primary focus, but we need soldiers to fill other important roles, all of which will build your resumes and give you extra training. If you are DP1 qualified and any of these sound of interest, then apply through the chain of command:
• Cadet Liaison – 2 to 4 nights a month. May involve supporting their weekend training as well.
• Kit Shop Staff
• Military Tailor – Willing to train the right people to alter and repair uniforms.
• Non-Public Funds Clerks – Does not require you to be a clerk by trade.
• Public Affairs/Recruiting – Our soldiers do lots of great things, but we don’t tell enough people about them.

In the coming weeks, the Ops staff will be completing the Operation Plan for the coming training year. If you have an idea about how or what we train on, I want to hear from you. Pass it up the chain.

Thank you again for all your hard work and effort this past year, you are the reason we are TFLS.

Air Son Ar Dutchais

Lieutenant-Colonel / Lieutenant-Colonel T.A. Ruggle

Commanding Officer / The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin & Halton Reg’t)
Canadian Armed Forces

Commandant / Le Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin & Halton Reg’t)
Forces Armees Canadiennes

Thomas.ruggle@forces.gc.ca / Tel: 416-999-8865
Tom.ruggle@kitchener.ca / Tel: 519-580-6749