The British Columbia Dragoons

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"Always first"

The British Columbia Dragoons (BCD) is a Primary Reserve Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment of the Canadian Forces based in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia. It is part of 39 Canadian Brigade Group, and 3rd Canadian Division.

The Regiment trains locally with G-Wagons, Milcots, and Medium Support Vehicle Systems (MSVS). Each member is highly trained and capable of fighting side by side with regular forcepersonnel in various capacities, and many have chosen to do so in Afghanistan and with United Nations and NATO operations globally.

Training involves a wide range of activities centering on, but not limited to, reconnaissance activity. Fully trained members of the unit are able to fight both on the ground as infantry and as a mounted crew member in a quickly changing tactical environment.

Join Our Unit

We train on Wednesday nights 7 - 10 pm. 39 CBG is the largest Army formation in British Columbia with 11 Units throughout the province.  We are actively recruiting officers and non-commissioned members with technical interests to fill part-time positions. To apply, you must meet the following basic Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Must be a least 16 years of age (and have parental consent)
  • Must have a minimum Grade 10 education (or higher depending on entry plan).

For further information about fulltime and part-time employment opportunities with the Canadian Armed Forces go to, or contact a 39 CBG unit recruiter directly at 250-712-4227.

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel A.I. McQuilkin
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer D.H. Jones

Honorary Colonels

  • Honorary Colonel Martin Cronin
  • Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Denis Cyr

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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Contact Us

The British Columbia Dragoons
720 Lawrence Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6L9
Phone: (250) 712-4230

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