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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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Dragoons Videos

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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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Retirement of Lieutenant-Colonel James (Jim) Follwell

After 37 plus years of service, Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) James (Jim) Follwell is officially retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). A native of Hamilton, Ontario, LCol Follwell enrolled in the…

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Retirement of Sergeant Jeffrey Hogg

After more than 25 years of service, Sergeant Jeffrey Hogg retired from the Canadian Armed Forces on 5 July 2021.

Dragoons' vehicle with the regimental flag held out the window

Birthday of LCol John Beswick

On March 22nd, Tpr Marengere and I were given the opportunity to travel to Perth, to honour a WW2 veteran. This incredible man is Lt Colonel John Beswick, retired. We…