Audax et Celer
"Bold and Swift"
Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Atherton, CD
Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Mercer, MMM, MSM, CD
The Royal Canadian Dragoons
PO Box 9999, Station Main
Petawawa, ON K8H 2X3
General Inquires: (613) 687-5511 ext 5632
Administrative: (613) 687-5511 ext 5649
Fax: (613) 588-2599
Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Royal Canadian Dragoons is the most senior cavalry regiment in Canada, having been formed on December 21, 1883. The regiment currently serves as a regular force armoured unit in the 4th Canadian Division's 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group based at CFB Petawawa, ON.
The Royal Canadian Dragoons originated in Quebec City, Quebec on 21 December 1883, when the 'Cavalry School Corps' was authorized to be formed. It was redesignated the 'Canadian Dragoons' on 14 May 1892.
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