The Regiment

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

LCol Kerckhoff
Commanding Officer

LCol E.A. Kerckhoff, CD, MSM
Commanding Officer

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CWO S. Larouche, CD
Regimental Sergeant Major

Dragoons Videos

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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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Friends of The Regiment 2022

On 1 April 2022, A Sqn in conjunction with the Colonel of The Regiment and the Regimental Patron hosted Friends of the Regiment at Garrison Petawawa to experience “a day…

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A Tour of Worthington Barracks

Join Cpl Yorke as he tours our new building at Garrison Petawawa (Y-137).

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Passing of LCol (retd) Ronald Puddister

It is with great sadness that we announce that our good friend and Association Comrade Ron has lost his brief but hard fought battle against Cancer. Our sincere condolences to…