UNPROFOR - United Nations Protection Force 1994-95

In October 1994, the Dragoons deployed as a Battle Group of 800 personnel to the former Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) on Operation CAVALIER. The Dragoons were based in the town of Visoko. The Canadians were unique in their AOR, being the only contingent with OPs located in the territory of all the three factions. One of the most memorable events of the Dragoons’ tour was when 55 members of A Squadron were detained for 16 days in December 1994. During the same period Camp Visoko became the victim of rocket attacks. With no one injured and the personnel from A Squadron safely returned, the Regiment completed its tour and returned to Canada in May 1995.

IFOR (OP Alliance)
NATO 1996

In January of 1996 A Squadron departed for the first NATO lead intervention OP ALLIANCE.

SFOR (OP Palladium)
NATO 1997
Returning to Bosnia and a newly named operation “SFOR” C Sqn deploys to Bosnia with the 1 RCR Battle Group.

SFOR (OP Palladium)
NATO 1998
A Sqn deploys as part of the 3 RCR Battle Group. They conducted themselves well providing assistance to the region. Sadly on this tour Cpl James (Jim) Ogilvie died after overturning in his Cougar when returning from patrol. He is sadly the third Dragoon to lose his life on active service since WWII. He is remembered in CFB Petawawa and in Bosnia with a dedicated monument in both locations.

KFOR (OP Kinetic)
NATO 2000
The Regiment sends Recce Squadron and 4 Tp from B Sqn to Kosovo on October of 2000. 4 Tp deployed as the first operational Tank Troop from the RCD since Korea as part of the 1 RCR Battle Group. Recce Squadron deployed as a Brigade asset.

SFOR (OP Palladium)
2001
A Squadron deploys once again to OP PALLADIUM April of 2001.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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