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

Apollo, a bull bison

Earth Day: Wainwright’s heritage bison herd inspires Second Annual Bison Run

Wainwright, Alberta — You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, according to the questionable wisdom of the late Texas country singer Roger Miller, but you could support Earth Day by running in the second annual Bison Run, if you’ve a mind to.
April 18, 2018

Major General Hetherington, accompanied by Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Army Paul Hindo

‘Respect the Arctic environment’: Major-General Simon Hetherington

Ottawa, Ontario — Major-General Simon Hetherington, Commander of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC), based in Kingston, Ontario, intended to spend a whirlwind weekend in Resolute Bay in late February, 2018 to observe Arctic training going on there – but the “whirlwind” was almost replaced by a blizzard that would have prolonged his stay.
April 13, 2018

The Leopard 2 Armoured Engineering Vehicle

New Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicle is ‘the natural evolution’

Edmonton, Alberta — As part of the Force Mobility Enhancement (FME) project, the Canadian Army (CA) began receiving 18 new and improved Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicles (Leo 2 AEVs) in late fall 2017 to provide critical support to the CA’s Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Light Armoured Vehicles, Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles and future fleets.
April 12, 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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