Regiments of the Armoured Corps

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Regiments of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Current RCAC Badge

(From West to East)

  1. The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own)(RCAC) (Vancouver, BC)
  2. The British Columbia Dragoons (Kelowna, BC)
  3. Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (Edmonton, AB) *
  4. King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) (Calgary,AB)
  5. The South Alberta Light Horse (Edmonton and Medicine Hat, AB) (B Sqn)
  6. The Saskatchewan Dragoons (Moose Jaw, SK)
  7. The Fort Garry Horse (McGregor Armoury, Winnipeg Manitoba, R2W 1A8)
  8. The Windsor Regiment (RCAC) (Windsor, ON)
  9. The 1st Hussars (London and Sarnia, ON)
  10. The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment)(RCAC) (Toronto and Aurora, ON)
  11. The Governor General's Horse Guards (Toronto, ON)
  12. The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) (Oshawa, ON)
  13. The Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, ON) *
  14. Le Regiment de Hull (RCAC) (Gatineau, PQ)
  15. The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal and St. Hubert, PQ)
  16. Le 12e Regiment Blinde du Canada (Milice) (Trois-Rivieres, PQ)
  17. Le 12e Regiment Blinde du Canada (BFC Valcartier, PQ) *
  18. The Sherbrooke Hussars (Sherbrooke, PQ)
  19. The 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) (Moncton and Sussex, NB)
  20. The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC) (Charlottetown and Summerside, PEI)

NOTE: Regiment's denoted with a * are Regular, the remaining Regiments are Reserve.

Seniority - Regular Force Armoured Regiments

  1. The Royal Canadian Dragoons (Petawawa, ON)
  2. Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (Edmonton, AB)
  3. Le 12e Regiment Blinde du Canada (BFC Valcartier, PQ)

Seniority - Reserve Force Armoured Regiments

Previous RCAC Badge
  1. The Governor General's Horse Guards (Toronto, ON)
  2. The 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) (Moncton, Sackville, and Sussex, NB)
  3. The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) (Oshawa, ON)
  4. The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment)(RCAC) (Toronto and Aurora, ON)
  5. The Sherbrooke Hussars (Sherbrooke, PQ)
  6. Le 12e Regiment Blinde du Canada (Milice) (Trois-Rivieres, PQ)
  7. The 1st Hussars (London and Sarnia, ON)
  8. The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC) (Charlottetown and Summerside, PEI)
  9. The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) (Montreal, PQ)
  10. The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own)(RCAC) (Vancouver, BC)
  11. The South Alberta Light Horse (Edmonton and Medicine Hat, AB)
  12. The Saskatchewan Dragoons (Moose Jaw, SK)
  13. King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) (Calgary,AB)
  14. The British Columbia Dragoons (Kelowna, BC)
  15. The Fort Garry Horse (McGregor Armoury, Winnipeg Manitoba, R2W 1A8)
  16. Le Regiment de Hull (RCAC) (Gatineau, PQ)
  17. The Windsor Regiment (RCAC) (Windsor, ON)
RCAC Hat Badge on the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Supplementary - Armoured Corps Regiments

  1. The Fort Garry Horse (Canadian Army Regular)
  2. IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards (RCAC)
  3. The Halifax Rifles (RCAC)
  4. 12th Manitoba Dragoons
  5. 19th Alberta Dragoons (RCAC)
  6. 14th Canadian Hussars (RCAC)

Note: The Elgin Regiment (RCAC) converted to Engineers in the 1997 Militia reorganization.

Insignia

The official badge of the RCAC is a mailed fist within arrowhead arcs, depicting the twin virtues of armour and mobility. The badge was originally designed with a King's Crown, which changed to a Queen's Crown in 1953 upon the ascension of HM Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. The legend on the badge has also changed. The RCAC was officially redesignated the Armour Branch after Unification in 1968 though the term Royal Canadian Armoured Corps seems to have remained in use.


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