The 13th Scottish Light Dragoons

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The 13th Scottish Light Dragoons
Active 1866- 1936
Country Canada
Branch Militia
Type Cavalry
Role Cavalry
Size One squadron
Part of Royal Canadian Cavalry Corps
Garrison/HQ Waterloo, Quebec
Motto(s) Virtute et Labore (the Dundonald motto)
Colors Facing colour yellow
Tartan "Government or Black Watch". Archived from the original on January 18, 2008. 

The 13th Scottish Light Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the Canadian Army.

Founded as the 52nd Bedford Battalion of Infantry in Knowlton, Quebec on 14 September 1866, the unit was re-designated the 52nd Brome Battalion in 1872. Thereafter, the 52nd Brome Battalion and the 79th Shefford Regiment were amalgamated to form the 79th Shefford and Brome Regiment (Highlanders). This regiment was not associated with the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada. The regiment was amalgamated with 52nd Regiment (Brome Light Infantry) in 1901 under the 79th's name and then converted to cavalry in 1904 under its then-current name.

The regiment suffered heavy casualties during the First World War and was re-organized in 1921. The regiment was disbanded in 1936.


The 13th Scottish Light Dragoons wore a blue cap c/w diced border, scarlet dragoon tunic, and blue pantaloons c/w yellow stripe.


  • Barnes, RM, The Uniforms and History of the Scottish Regiments, London, Sphere Books Limited, 1972.