Paisley Pirates Programme Cover 1941-42
27 February 1942 - Scottish Select v Canadian Army Unit 6
The notes in the programme refer to Unit 6 as 'The Westminster Regiment' on
their first visit to Scotland'.
... The unit was converted to a motor battalion and was designated The
Westminster Regiment (Motor) in early 1941. On 27th May 1941 the unit entrained
at the CPR station in Vancouver for deployment to Camp Borden. At Borden the
unit became part of the 1st Armoured Brigade, 1st Armoured Division. The
regiment sailed from Halifax on HMT Andes for Great Britain on 13th November
1941. The unit disembarked in Liverpool on 24th November 1941.
/our thanks to Martin Harris for providing this image