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The Royal Canadian Dragoons

The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) are 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 (models A4, A4M and A6M) 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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Royal Canadian Dragoons Command Team

A formal portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas Forsyth, incoming Commanding Officer of The Royal Canadian Dragoons. Photo taken at Garrison Imaging, 21 June 2022.

Please credit: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician

LCol N. Forsyth, CD
Commanding Officer

A formal portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas Forsyth, incoming Commanding Officer of The Royal Canadian Dragoons. Photo taken at Garrison Imaging, 21 June 2022.

Please credit: Cpl Melissa Gloude, Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician

CWO C. Leblanc, CD
Regimental Sergeant Major

Dragoons Videos

Edit: Cpl Kevin Langille

Edit and 3D Graphics: Cpl Kevin Langille

Edit: Cpl Kevin Langille

Credit: CFB Petawawa

Credit: 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

 

Available Publications

DRAGOON: THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS 1883-1983

Available at the RCD Kitshop
31 Passchendaele Rd., Bldg. C-57
Petawawa, ON, K8H 2X3

613-687-5511 Ext 7505

INTO THEIR SECOND CENTURY: THE ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS 1983 - 2018

Available at the RCD Kitshop
31 Passchendaele Rd., Bldg. C-57
Petawawa, ON, K8H 2X3

613-687-5511 Ext 7505

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Update: CWO(RSM) JGJP (Mike) Lussier, Retired – Father of Col Andy Lussier, RCD

Ladies & Gentlemen, We have the sad task of passing along an update from Col Andy Lussier (RCD) regarding his father, CWO (ret’d) Mike Lussier, former RSM 12eRBC. Mike has…

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122nd Anniversary of the Action at Leliefontein – 7 November 1900

Leliefontein occurred on 7 November 1900 as part of the Boer War in South Africa, where three Dragoons won the Victoria Cross. A fuller account of The Royal Canadian Dragoons’…