The Saskatchewan Border Regiment

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The Saskatchewan Border Regiment
Active 1905-1968
Country Canada
Branch Canadian Army
Type Infantry Regiment
Part of Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Battle honours Dieppe
Commanders
Current
commander
Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt,

The Saskatchewan Border Regiment was a regiment based in southern Saskatchewan.

History[edit]

The South Saskatchewan Regiment originated as the 95th Regiment on July 3, 1905 with a headquarter in Regina. A Company and B Company of the 95th Regiment were designated the 60th Rifles of Canada during World War I. On August 6, 1914, troops from the 95th Saskatchewan Rifles and the 60th Rifles of Canada were placed on active service, contributing officers and other ranks to the 46th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), throughout World War I. [1]

On March 15, 1920, the 95th Saskatchewan Rifles amalgamated with the 60th Rifles of Canada and was renamed the South Saskatchewan Regiment. In 1924, the South Saskatchewan Regiment was reorganized into: the Regina Rifles Regiment, the Assiniboia Regiment, the Weyburn Regiment, the Saskatchewan Border Regiment, and the South Saskatchewan Regiment.

The South Saskatchewan Regiment was reorganized in 1936, with the amalgamation of the Weyburn Regiment and the Saskatchewan Border Regiment.

The South Saskatchewan Regiment were reorganized for active duty in September 1936 as the South Saskatchewan Regiment, CASF which embarked for Europe on December 16, 1940.

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt, their commanding officer, won the Victoria Cross for his leadership during the Dieppe Raid on August 19, 1942. The South Saskatchewan Regiment served in Normandy from July 8, 1944 until the end of World War II, as a unit of the 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. [2]

The South Saskatchewan Regiment disbanded on December 15, 1945. In September 1968, The South Saskatchewan Regiment was placed on the Supplementary Order of Battle List. [3]

Media[edit]

  • The March of the Prairie Men. A Story of the South Saskatchewan Regiment by Lt. Col. G. B. Buchanan (1900)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buchanan, G.B. (1958). The March of the Prairie Men: A Story of the South Saskatchewan Regiment. Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada: South Saskatchewan Regiment Association.
  2. ^ Buchanan, G.B. (1958). The March of the Prairie Men: A Story of the South Saskatchewan Regiment. Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada: South Saskatchewan Regiment Association.
  3. ^ Buchanan, G.B. (1958). The March of the Prairie Men: A Story of the South Saskatchewan Regiment. Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada: South Saskatchewan Regiment Association.