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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

LeBlanc

CWO C. Leblanc, CD
Regimental Sergeant Major

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Royal Canadian Dragoons Honourary Appointments

Milner

MGen(R) Dean Milner, OMM MSC CD
Colonel of The Regiment

King Charles Cypher

HM King Charles III, CC CMM CD
Colonel-in-Chief

Marjolaine Hudon

Marjolaine Hudon
Regimental Patron

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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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Colonel of The Regiment Update Letter – Spring 2024

We are happy to share the Colonel of The Regiment’s latest letter updating youon highlights across the Regimental Family. CoR Update Letter – Spring 2024 Please feel free to pass…

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79th Anniversary of the Liberation of Leeuwarden

Members of the Regiment, their families, and Friends of the Regiment are invited to attend the 79th Anniversary of the Liberation of Leeuwarden Who: Members of the Regiment, Designated VIPs,…

John Rathwell Tribute

Passing of John Rathwell

The Regimental Family is sad to announce the passing of John Wayne Rathwell on 21 March 2024 in  Kitchener Ontario. Per his wishes, he has been cremated but interment will…