The 42nd Field Regiment (RCA) Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment is one of Canada’s oldest military units, tracing our lineage back to the early 1800s. The Regiment was formed on 5 October 1866, as the 42nd Brockville Battalion of Infantry with Companies in Almonte, Brockville, Perth, Fitzroy, Lansdowne and Smiths Falls. In 1871, the Pembroke Infantry Company became the Battalion’s seventh Company.
The Regiment has served in nearly every engagement the Canadian Army has ever taken part in, from the Fenian Raids, both World Wars, Korea, Peacekeeping Operations around the globe, Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations at home and around the globe, and most recently combat operations in Afghanistan. The Regiment has switched between being Infantry and being Artillery a few times in its history. The Regiment has also been the beginning of lifelong friendships and careers for thousands of soldiers. There has been a rather loose Association for some time. The current Association is being formalized in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the Regiment. The Association has one main objective: to maintain contact with present and former members of the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment AND the 42nd Field Regiment (RCA) Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment and to help ensure their well-being.