The British Columbia Dragoons

Unit Identification

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QUANSEM ILEP
"Always first"

Army Reserve

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Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sergeant Joshua Tustin
Phone: 250-712-4227
Email: Joshua.Tustin@Forces.GC.CA

Or contact

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

When We Train

We train on Wednesday evenings (September-June) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Who We Are

The British Columbia Dragoons (BCD) is an Armoured reserve unit within the 39 Canadian Brigade Group. Our primary role is reconnaissance.

The BCD is always hiring intelligent, fit and confident men and women with an interest in a dynamic and challenging part time career. Adventure is our training ground.

Primarily, new members are High School or University students with time to work one evening a week and one or two weekends a month from Sept-May. Within the first few years of service, new members must also be available to attend full-time courses during the summer from Jul-Aug where technical skills are acquired for employment on operations and training during the part-time training year.

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 M.S. McGinty
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer D.H. Jones

Honorary Colonels

  • Honorary Colonel Martin Cronin
  • Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Denis Cyr

Contact Us

The British Columbia Dragoons
720 Lawrence Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6L9

Phone: 250-712-4227
Email: Joshua.Tustin@Forces.GC.CA

News

Alex Decoteau in police uniform, 1911

From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium. This event is one of many held in 2017 to commemorate the centenary of the battle.
November 7, 2017

Soldiers  right before taking part in the Edmonton YWCA’s 2017 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser

Swapping army boots for high heels for a worthy cause

Edmonton, Alberta — Over 400 men participated in Edmonton’s YWCA “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser on September 20, 2017, teetering along a downtown block in high heels to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence.
October 24, 2017

Fort St. John, B.C

Military convoy celebrates Veterans, Alaska Highway

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — A collection of retired military vehicles has been given a new lease on life by a group of enthusiasts that has taken them on a journey of over 6,000 kilometres to salute veterans.
September 21, 2017

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Our History

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Vernon, British Columbia on April 1, 1911, when two four-squadron regiments designated the British Columbia Horse were authorized to be formed.

Continue reading: The British Columbia Dragoons history.

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