The Senate authorized the formation of The Toronto Scottish Regimental Association in 1967 and serving members of the Regiment may join the Association for a nominal fee. The Regimental Association is dedicated to maintaining comradeship, and mutual support for its members. In 1972, the Regimental Association became a corporation registered under the laws of the Province of Ontario to provide support to the serving Battalion. Over the years, the Association has provided significant funding to the serving Battalion, especially prior to the formation of the Regimental Foundation in 1979. Funding of the Regiment for non-military purposes is now the Regimental Foundation’s responsibility.
Our Letters Patent state our mission:
• To preserve the spirit of comradeship which has always existed amongst all ranks of The Toronto Scottish Regiment.
• To provide an Organization to which members may apply for information and assistance with respect to veterans’ benefits.
• To provide opportunities for reunions.
• To promote the well-being and status of the Regiment and of the Regimental Association.
• To eventually establish a permanent home for the Association where all regimental mementoes, regalia, records and other properties of the Regiment and the Association may be deposited for safekeeping.
We are an all-ranks organization; in which post-Korean Conflict veterans and family members now comprise the majority of the membership with former and serving officers accounting for approximately 15% of the membership in 2018.
The Association Executive meets on a regular basis. The Association hosts two membership reunions per annum with one being the Annual General Meeting for the purposes of electing the Executive.
Through the dedicated efforts of some of the founding members of the Association, the Hodden Grey Regimental Museum was officially opened in 1989 under its remit above. The serving Battalion provides quarters to house the Museum that have been furnished and converted to a display area for Regimental artifacts and memorabilia.
The Hodden Grey Museum
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, officially opened the Regimental Museum on July 8, 1989. Known as the Hodden Grey Museum, its artifacts had been assembled by donations to the TSRA and curated by Colin Campbell. The Museum is now under the able care of Tim Stewart, who is also the Regimental Historian.
Now located in the Etobicoke Armoury, the Museum contains much memorabilia donated and purchased by the Regimental Association and with the assistance of the Regimental Foundation. The memorabilia consists of uniforms and medals, weapons (particularly a rare version of the Vickers machine gun), many photos and souvenirs of various regimental periods and activities.
The Association welcomes donations of Toronto Scottish Regiment memorabilia to the collection.
2018-2019 TSRA Executive
President (Officer) A. Partington
Vice President (Officer) N. MacKenzie
Secretary (Officer) M-L. Oyler
Treasurer (Officer) J. Condie
Committee Member (Director) M. Dickinson
Committee Member (Director) I. Starkie
Committee Member (Director) M. L. Dickinson
Committee Member (Director) S. Bonner
Committee Member (Director) J. Millar
Committee Member (Director) D. Ratcliff
Committee Member (Director) J. Knell