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The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) is the senior armoured regiment of the Canadian Army. It is one of three armoured regiments in the Regular Force and forms part of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.
The regiment is composed of Regimental Headquarters, "A,” "B,” "C,” "D” and Headquarters Squadrons. "A", "B" and "D" Squadrons, based at CFB Petawawa, are reconnaissance squadrons in the process of adopting the Textron-produced Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle to replace the Coyote Reconnaissance Vehicle. "C" Squadron, based at CFB Gagetown, is equipped with 21 Leopard 2 tanks (A4's, A4M's and A6M's) and the squadron consists of both Dragoons and members of 12e Régiment blindé du Canada. Headquarters Squadron, based in Petawawa, provides first-line combat service support to The Regiment.
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Regimental Sergeant Major
Ex CHARGING DRAGOON 2020:
On a cold November morning, B Squadron deployed to the field again to be OPFOR for Exercise CHARGING WOLVERINE. The exercise was designed to test deploying troops for their battlefield readiness. B Squadron took the opportunity to also train their troops in offensive, defensive, and rear area security tasks.
Ex CHARGING WOLVERINE from the CSS COY perspective:
The Enhanced Forward Presence RCD Battle Group (eFP RCD BG) participated in Exercise CHARGING WOLVERINE (CW) in the Petawawa Training Area from 2 to 13 November 2020. This exercise was the culmination of collective work-up training the Battle Group conducted in preparation to deploy on OP REASSURANCE in early 2021.
Ex SABOT DRAGOON - B Sqn
Ex SABOT DRAGOON took place from the 15th to the 19th of October 2020, during which time B Squadron supported 60 and 9TAC as they completed their level 2 and 3 qualifying shoots as part of pre-deployment training for Op REASSURANCE.
Gen Patrick Carew
It is our sad duty to announce the passing of Gen Patrick Carew, the 32nd Commanding Officer of The Royal Canadian Dragoons.