1st Hussars

Unit Identification

1st Hussars Badge

HODIE NON CRAS

"Today Not Tomorrow"

Location

London

Wolseley Barracks
701 Oxford St. E.
London, ON  N5Y 4T7
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Sarnia

574 Confederation Street
Sarnia, ON  N7T 2C3

Wolseley Barracks

Wolseley Barracks

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

Name: London Reserve Recruiting
Phone: 519-660-5275 x 5300
Email: LondonRec@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to June:

  • Wednesday evenings in London.
  • Thursday evenings in Sarnia.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

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

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Allan S. Finney
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Colin Jenkins

Who We Are

The 1st Hussars is a Primary Reserve Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment of the Canadian Army. As part of 31 Canadian Brigade Group, the Regiment is based in London and Sarnia and provides the Brigade with highly motivated and trained armoured crewmen. The 1st Hussars has a long and storied history that includes the D-Day landings as well as more recent peacekeeping operations and support to the Afghan mission.

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:

Contact Us

London

Wolseley Barracks
701 Oxford St. E.
London, ON  N5Y 4T7

Phone: 519-660-5025

Sarnia

574 Confederation Street
Sarnia, ON  N7T 2C3

Phone: 519-337-2711, Ext. 322

News

Private Ashwat Sajith of 31 Canadian Engineer Regiment (The Elgins)

Combat engineers adapt to COVID-19 environment

London, Ontario — Members of 31 Combat Engineer Regiment (31 CER) have overcome limits imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic by running virtual exercises.
September 9, 2020

Lieutenant Mike Schenk (right),  his daughter Kaitlyn, a former Army Cadet, and Staff Sergeant Tim Caddel

Cadet Instructor named Conservation Officer of the Year

New Liskeard, Ontario — An Ontario Cadet Instructor has been named Conservation Officer of the Year by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Ontario Conservation Officers Association.
August 27, 2020

Canadian Armed Forces and Allies hone joint warfighting skills at computer-assisted Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2020

February 10, 2020 – Kingston, ON – Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
February 10, 2020

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Our History

The 1st Hussars was founded in 1856 with the formation of the First London Volunteer Troop of Cavalry. Through the amalgamation of several troops in southwestern Ontario, the 1st Regiment of Cavalry was formed on 29 May 1872. In April 1892 the Regiment was redesignated the First Hussars and thus became the Canadian Cavalry Regiment which has held its name longer than any other.

During the South African War, the Regiment contributed officers and men to the Canadian contingent and was awarded the Battle Honour, South Africa 1900.

Read more of our history.

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