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

Contact Us

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

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

News

Firefighters from 5th Canadian Division

Gagetown forest management team reduces fire risks

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Residents of Oromocto, New Brunswick were understandably alarmed when, in the fall of 2017, three separate fires burned over 1,200 hectares of the  Range and Training Area (RTA) at nearby 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CDSB).
June 1, 2018

hief Tony Alexis and Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation hosts Canadian military to celebrate friendship

May 30, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence/ Canadian Armed Forces
May 31, 2018

Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja, Ukraine headquarters in Starychi

Infantry captain’s roots run through his regiment and back to India

Hamilton, Ontario — Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja’s South Asian heritage means a lot to him. It has also provided him with context and a sense of pride in his role with the Canadian Army Reserve (ARes).
May 28, 2018

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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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