The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment

Badge and Motto

The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Badge

"Fearless in the face of danger"

Commanding Officer

D.K. Ratz

Sergeant Major

Chief Warrant Officer
R.M. Morris, CD


The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
O'Kelly VC Armoury
317 Park Avenue
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1C7

Phone: (807) 343-5105

Soldiers lay in snow and open fire in ambush exercise

Soldiers from The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment open fire as a truck moves into their hasty ambush site.

Who We Are

The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (LSSR) is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces. The regiment is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and is part of 38 Canadian Brigade Group.

Our Role

To close with and destroy the enemy. Light Infantry are soldiers who provide a skirmishing screen ahead of the main body of infantry, harassing and delaying the enemy advance.

Major Equipment

Honorary Colonel

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel F.J. Bickford

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel C.J. Friesen

Our History

Since World War II, our soldiers have served throughout the world on numerous peacekeeping operations. Most recently, the LSSR has had several soldiers serve in Afghanistan. The regiment has lost one soldier, Cpl Anthony  “T-Bone”  Boneca  on July 9, 2006, fighting Taliban insurgents during Operation Zahar   (“sword”)  in Zhari District, Kandahar Province.

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Port Arthur, Ontario on July 3, 1905, when a regiment of infantry was authorized to be formed.
Continue reading: The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment History

Join Our Unit

The Army Reserve is the part-time component of the Canadian Army. Most Army reservists work part-time for the Army and full-time at their civilian job. Others are full or part-time students. The Army Reserve has three main roles:

  • Provide the framework for mobilization or expansion by using existing Reserve units framework should the nation ever need to respond to a large crisis or an emergency
  • Connect with Canadians by strengthening the ties the Canadian Army Reserve has with local communities
  • Augment the full-time Army by providing soldiers, units or specialists.

The Army Reserve is progressively more active than it has been in years with an increased operational role in the Canadian contribution towards the maintenance of peace and stability in the world.

To apply you must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:

  • Canadian Citizen 16 years of age (with parental consent)
  • Minimum Grade 10 education (or higher depending on entry plan)

For more information call 1-866-GO-2-ARMY or email

For information about the Canadian Armed Forces or to apply online visit FORCES.CA.

When We Train 

Tuesday evenings, 7 - 10 pm 

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