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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

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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RV22 Update

Good day to all comrades, family and friends. COVID 19, has disrupted so much over the past two years and here is a great opportunity to get together with Regimental…

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The 77th Anniversary of the liberation of Leeuwarden and Friesland Province.

On behalf of the President of the Guild and the entire Regimental Family of The Royal Canadian Dragoons, we wish everyone a happy anniversary of this culminating event during a…

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The Passing of Alfred Johnson

Born in the model farm district near Kelliher, Saskatchewan, Al was the third child of Dave and Dora Johnson. Al was raised in Porcupine Plain Saskatchewan, where his family pioneered…