The British Columbia Dragoons

Unit Identification

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QUANSEM ILEP
"Always first"

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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

Corporal Kory Fraser

Supply Technicians in short supply: Corporal Kory Fraser on why it’s a great job

Edmonton, Alberta — Always “magically getting things,” Supply Technicians are the logistical wizards of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
July 27, 2018

Honorary LCol Albert El Tassi,

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Albert El Tassi proudly wears the uniform and helps make it, too

Winnipeg, Manitoba — For the Royal Winnipeg Rifles’ Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (HLCol) Albert El Tassi, a strong rapport with members is the reason why he continues to work closely with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). HLCol El Tassi’s connection with troops is so strongly engrained because of his philanthropic efforts in support of CAF families as well as in his working life as his company makes the CADPAT (Canadian Disruptive Pattern) uniforms that the members wear.
July 13, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer Ramsay Bellisle talks with Sergeant Nathan Hedin

Canadian Army Reservists head to South Dakota for joint training

Rapid City, South Dakota — With positions on international military training exercises in short supply for Canadian Army Reservists, 59 members of 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) jumped at the chance to attend Exercise GOLDEN COYOTE 2018 (Ex GC18).
June 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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