The South Alberta Light Horse

Unit Information

The South Alberta Light Horse Badge

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Location

A Squadron
Patterson Armoury
120 Cuyler Road SE
Medicine Hat, AB  T1C 1B2
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A Squadron 3 Troop
Vimy Ridge Armoury
337 Stubb Ross Rd
Lethbridge, AB  T1K 7N3
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B Squadron
Brigadier James Curry Jefferson Armoury
11630, 109th Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5G 2T8

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Medicine Hat

Phone: 310-ARMY (2769) or 403-504-3775 ext. 3777
Phone: 403-504-3775 Ext. 3777
Email: 41CBG.Recruiting.MH@forces.gc.ca

Lethbridge

Phone: 310-ARMY (2769) or
Phone: 403-317-2370
Email: 41CBG.Recruiting.Leth@forces.gc.ca

Edmonton

Phone: 780-973-4011, Ext. 1470
Email: 41CBG.Recruiting.Edm@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

September to June:

  • Wednesday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Who We Are

The South Alberta Light Horse (SALH) is a Primary Reserve armoured unit of the Canadian Armed Forces.  The SALH are part of 41 Canadian Brigade Group in Alberta, with Headquarters Squadron and B Squadron located at Brigadier James Curry Jefferson Building in Edmonton, A Squadron located in Medicine Hat at Lt-Col M.E. Patterson Armoury and in Lethbridge at Vimy Ridge Armoury.

The South Alberta Light Horse history includes service from predecessor units in 1885 during the North West Rebellion, the First World War, the Second World War and many international and domestic operations since 1954.

 As a Primary Reserve unit, service is voluntary and is for an indefinite period of time. Reservists are enrolled to serve on a part-time basis but they may volunteer for full-time employment in the Canadian Forces. While serving in a reserve unit, most reservists have full-time careers in a wide range of civilian occupations or are full-time students.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Shawn Thirlwell
  • Regimental Sergeant Major  - Chief Warrant Officer C. Howie

Contact Us

The South Alberta Light Horse B Squadron
Brigadier James Curry Jefferson Armoury
11630, 109th Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5G 2T8

Phone: 780-973-4011, Ext. 5626

The South Alberta Light Horse A Squadron
Patterson Armoury
120 Cuyler Road SE
Medicine Hat, AB  T1C 1B2

Phone: 403-504-3775, Ext. 3777

The South Alberta Light Horse A Squadron 3 Troop
Vimy Ridge Armoury
337 Stubb Ross Rd
Lethbridge, AB  T1K 7N3

Phone: 403-317-2381

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 History

The South Alberta Light Horse originated in Calgary, Alberta on July 3,1905, when The 15th Light Horse was authorized to be formed.Continue reading: The South Alberta Light Horse.

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