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The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) is Canada's senior armoured regiment and is supported by the Regimental Family
The Royal Canadian Dragoons Family
The Regimental Family is centred on the Canadian Armed Forces’ senior Armoured Regiment, the Royal Canadian Dragoons. Being a member of the unit, or immediate family of a member, is the key criteria for being a family member.
Being a member of the RCD is becoming a Regimental family member for life — Once a Dragoon, always a Dragoon.
The Regimental Family of The Royal Canadian Dragoons is a collection of people who have the common bond of serving in Canada's Senior Cavalry Regiment. Someone is considered a Dragoon Family member when they are:
The Royal Canadian Dragoons
The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) is the senior armoured regiment of the Canadian Army by precedence. It is one of three armoured regiments in the Regular Force and forms part of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.
Formed on December 21, 1883 as the Cavalry School Corps, The Royal Canadian Dragoons is the senior cavalry regiment in the Canadian Army and was Canada's first professional, full-time cavalry unit. It was originally organized as a troop (the then-company-sized British Army cavalry maneuver sub-unit, today regarded as a squadron) and was commanded by Captain (Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel) J.F. Turnbull of Quebec City's Queen's Own Canadian Hussars.
The Guild of the Royal Canadian Dragoons
As a registered charity funded entirely by donors, the Guild supports Canada’s senior armoured regiment and the Regimental Family in their time of need.
Being a member of the RCD is becoming a family member for life — Once a Dragoon, always a Dragoon.
The Guild recognizes the special sacrifices of our women & men in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Government of Canada. Additionally, the Guild preserves the artifacts and lineage of Canada’s oldest, continuously serving Regiment.
The vision of the Guild articulates three distinct objectives: Quality of Life, Heritage & Heritage and Awareness & Communications. These three “thrusts” are the focus of our funded projects and programs.
about the RCD Guild and how you can help those who serve our nation.
The Royal Canadian Dragoons Association
The Royal Canadian Dragoons Association is dedicated to fostering, maintaining and promoting the traditions, well being and esprit de corps of The Regiment.
We are composed of retired and serving members of the Regiment and those who have served with and supported The Royal Canadian Dragoons both at home and abroad.
The Regiment has had a long-standing tradition of documenting unit activities and those serving. These documents provide an excellent source for unit personnel, key activities and achievements through the ages.
The Springbok has traditionally been published each year by the Regiment. The Goat is a Regimental publication covering unit deployed operations.
The Dragoon is produced by the RCD Association to catalogue their annual activities.