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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Leeuwarden 2022

On Thursday, 14 April 2022 The Royal Canadian Dragoons held a parade for our 77th annual celebration of the Liberation of Leeuwarden. We were fortunate to have the Van Dyke…

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Supporting the Regimental 2022 IRON WARRIOR Team

Exercise IRON WARRIOR is a physically and mentally demanding event, run annually at Garrison Petawawa by 2CMBG. It consists of a series of marches, portaging and canoeing along the Ottawa…

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Dragoons & the Liberation of North West Europe

April 15th, 2022 is the 77th anniversary of the Liberation of Leeuwarden. To commemorate this event, Project ‘44 has made a story map covering the last 30 days of combat for the Dragoons as they helped to Liberate NW Europe. The individual squadron movements were recreated from the RCD’s own maps in their war diary.