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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.

About the
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.

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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