The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)

Unit Identification

The Lorne Scots crest


"For Our Heritage"

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: Master Corporal Alex Cameron
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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

  • Unit Administration Night (Year Round): Tuesday 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (all locations)
  • Unit Parade Night (September to June): Thursday 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (all locations)
  • Pipes and Drums Band (September to June): Tuesday 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (Georgetown)

Trades In Our Unit



  • Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS)
  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Light Over Snow Vehicle (LOSV)


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Who We Are

The Lorne Scots is an Infantry Regiment in the Army Reserve with companies in Brampton, Georgetown and Oakville, Ontario.

 As the Army’s primary war-fighters and the core of the combat arms team, infantry soldiers are responsible for closing with and destroying the enemy. Supported by the artillery, regiments of armour and the combat engineers, infantry soldiers are capable of operating anywhere in the world in any environment - arctic tundra, mountains, jungle or desert - and in any combination of arms, including airmobile and amphibious operations. The unit also boasts an impressive Pipes and Drums Band who participates in engagements around the world.

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.

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Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Ruggle, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer Matt Colbeck, CD

Contact Us


The Lorne Scots
2 Chapel St.
Brampton, Ontario
L6W 2H1

Halton Hills

The Lorne Scots
91 Todd St.
Halton Hills, Ontario
L7G 4R8

Phone: 416-631-5360, Ext.7226



The Lorne Scots
12 Chapel St.
Brampton, Ontario
L6W 2H1



The Lorne Scots
90 Thomas St.
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 3A6

Our History

The Lorne Scots have been an established institution in Peel, Dufferin and Halton Counties for over 150 years. The Regiment's origin is traced to the 20th Halton and 36th Peel Battalions of Infantry, both raised in September 1866. Early lineage traces back to the War of 1812.

Both of our predecessor units were Regiments of the Line. However, their Scottish heritage was sown with the Marquis of Lornes' visit to the 20th Halton Battalion in 1879. They formed a pipe band in 1881 and started wearing tartan trews and diced glengarries. The 20th Halton Rifles became the 20th Halton Battalion, Lorne Rifles. Many of today's regimental traditions date back to this historic visit.

Today the Regiment continues our heritage of defending Canada, soldiers and officers from the Lorne Scots have participated in nearly every engagement Canada has sent troops to, including : Bosnia, Afghanistan, The Philippians, Ukraine, Jordan, Africa and even domestic operation such as the 1998 Ice Storm, the G8/G20 Toronto Conference, Arctic Sovereignty, the 2017 Quebec Floods.

Read more about our history.


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December 1, 2017 – Petawawa, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
December 4, 2017

a soldier with razor wire

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Meaford, Ontario — Approximately 200 soldiers from 32 Canadian Brigade Group, as well as visiting soldiers from the United Kingdom, participated in Exercise STEADFAST WARRIOR 2017 from August 25 to 31, held at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford.
November 1, 2017

Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

Claiming her place: Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

Ottawa, Ontario —Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer has claimed her place on the vanguard of greater representation of high-ranking women officers in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in general and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) in particular.
October 23, 2017

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