The South Saskatchewan Regiment


The South Saskatchewan Regiment

The South Saskatchewan Regiment was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces formed in 1936 by the amalgamation of The Weyburn Regiment and The Saskatchewan Border Regiment. It was reduced to nil strength and placed on the Supplementary Order of Battle (i.e., virtually disbanded) in 1968. They were famous for their participation in the 1942 Dieppe Raid.

History

During the Second World War, The South Saskatchewan Regiment participated in many major Canadian battles and operations, as part of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. The South Saskatchewan Regiment was a major combatant in the Dieppe Raid of 1942, Operation Atlantic, Operation Spring, Operation Totalize, Operation Tractable, and the recapture of Dieppe in 1944.

Perpetuations

* 152nd Battalion, CEF [cite web
title = Perpetuation of C.E.F. Units - Infantry - 151st Bn to 200th Bn
url = http://regimentalrogue.com/cef_perpetuation/cef_infantry_151-200.htm
accessdate = 2007-11-25
]

Battle honours

[cite web
title = South Saskatchewan Regiment
url = http://cap.estevan.sk.ca/SSR/
accessdate = 2007-11-25
]

* Arras 1917
* Hill 70
* Dieppe
* Bourguebus Ridge
* The Laison
* Falaise
* Forêt de la Londe
* Antwerp-Turnhout Canal
* The Scheldt
* The Hochwald
* The Rhine
* Oldenburg

Alliances

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Notable members

* Joseph Gregory
* Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt VC

References

External links

* [http://www.regiments.org/regiments/na-canada/volmil/sk-inf/936SSask.htm www.regiments.org - South Saskatchewan Regiment]


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