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van Leeuwen

The Passing of Willem van Leeuwen

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at the Brockville General Hospital, beloved Willem Frederik van Leeuwen passed away at the age…

Beswick

Passing of John Beswick

Long time Perth resident Lt. Col. John E. Beswick (Ret’d) passed away at Lanark Lifestyles on January 12, 2023, …two months shy of his 104th birthday. He was born in…

cox

Passing of MWO(R) Carl Eugene Cox

UPDATE 5Feb: In coordination with the family, the service for Eugene is scheduled for 1100 hours (EST) on 20 May 2023 at Beachwood National Military Cemetery, Ottawa ON with a…

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Dragoons Guild

The Guild of the Royal Canadian Dragoons

As a registered charity funded entirely by donors, the Guild supports Canada’s senior armoured regiment and the Regimental Family in their time of need.

The Regimental Family supported by the Dragoons Guild is a collection of current and past members of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Canada's senior Armoured Regiment and their families.

This includes all serving members of the unit and their immediate family, all ex-RCD members now working elsewhere (ERE) and their immediate family, all former unit members who are now retired and their immediate families and RCD affiliated cadet corps’ active cadets in good standing.

Being a member of the RCD is becoming a family member for life — Once a Dragoon, always a Dragoon.

The Guild recognizes the special sacrifices of our women & men in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Government of Canada.  Additionally,  the Guild preserves the artifacts and lineage of Canada’s oldest, continuously serving Regiment.

The vision of the Guild articulates three distinct objectives: Quality of Life, Unity and Heritage. These three “thrusts” are the focus of our funded projects and programs.

The Guild of The Royal Canadian Dragoons Springbok crest

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