The Essex and Kent Scottish

Unit Identification

The Essex and Kent Scottish Crest


"Always Prepared"

Who We Are

The Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment is a unit from the Canadian Forces 31 Canadian Brigade Group, a unique element of the Canadian Forces, whose task is to augment Canada’s military by providing highly trained Infantry soldier and officers.

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.

Phone: 519-254-2535 ext 4512

Unit Parade Night: Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

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Command Team

Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel John Hodgins, CD
Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Cyril Cheng, CD


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.


For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us


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

Phone: 519-254-2535


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

Phone: 519-436-3085

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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