The Royal Canadian Dragoons

Unit Identification

The Royal Canadian Dragoons Crest

Audax et Celer

"Bold and Swift"

Who We Are

The Royal Canadian Dragoons is the most senior cavalry regiment in Canada, having been formed on December 21, 1883. The regiment currently serves as a regular force armoured unit in the 4th Canadian Division's 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group based at CFB Petawawa, ON.

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Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel F. G. Auld, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer James Hebert, MMM, CD


The Royal Canadian Dragoons originated in Quebec City, Quebec on 21 December 1883, when the 'Cavalry School Corps' was authorized to be formed. It was redesignated the 'Canadian Dragoons' on 14 May 1892.

Find out more about this regiment’s history.


For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

The Royal Canadian Dragoons
Worthington Barracks
CFB Petawawa
PO Box 9999, Station Main
Petawawa, ON  K8H 2X3

General Inquires: 613-687-5511, Ext. 5632
Administrative: 613-687-5511, Ext. 5649
Fax: 613-588-2599

Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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