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British Columbia Dragoons Exercise Agile Dragoon 2017 Ex. Agile Dragoon Prepares British Columbia Dragoons for Start of Training Season
This past weekend, the British Columbia Dragoons came together for their first annual exercise, Ex. Agile Dragoon 2017. Held at the beginning of each year, this exercise is designed to ensure a basic level of retained skill, fitness, and awareness has been maintained over the summer, whether members were on course, supporting training, deployed on OP Lentus to fight the fires Read More

British Columbia Dragoons to Host Army Open House British Columbia Dragoons to Host Open House
The Canadian Army Reserve is happy to welcome all to its open house on September 30, 2017. Every Reserve unit across the country will open its doors to the general public so that you can drop by to see the great work that they do and decide if part-time employment in the Reserve is for you. Read More

BCD's Welcome Invictus Games National Flag to Kelowna INVICTUS Games Flag visits Kelowna

British Columbia Dragoons’ Day Staff helped welcome the Invictus Games National Flag and flag bearers to Kelowna this summer as part of the Invictus Games National Flag Tour. The 2017 Invictus Games is a parasport event for wounded, injured or sick armed forces personnel and veterans, which will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Read More


Ex Virtual Crewman employed VBS equipment to conduct a squadron-level zone reconnaisance in Vernon, 17-19 Feb 2017, Photo Cred OCdt M Pedersen BCD’s execute Exercise Virtual Dragoon 2017“Recce Squadron will SCREEN within boundaries from BLAZERS to ROCKETS no later than 19 1200 Feb 17 in order to facilitate destruction of F Bde defensive positions by follow-on forces.” So read the orders for a joint training exercise on the weekend of 17-19 February 2017 by soldiers of 39 Brigade’s two armoured reconnaissance regiments Read More

BCD’s attend Cougar Link 2017 Winter Gun Camp
Over the weekend of March 10th to 12th of this year, members of 39 Brigade attended Exercise Cougar Link in Riske Creek just outside of William’s Lake, BC. Exercise Cougar Link was a Brigade Gun Camp, designed to confirm core gunnery skills in a winter environment. Weather conditions through the exercise Read More

Vimy Ridge Memorial Vimy Ridge Return 2017
In June 2017, nine currently serving members of the British Columbia Dragoons and nine members of the Okanagan community will spend ten days touring the WWI and WWII landscape of Northern France, Belgium, and Normandy. This tour will take place in order to honour and remember the sacrifice Read More

 

Exercise Champion Dragoon 2016
Champion Dragoon 2016 was the BCD’s most recent annual winter focused weekend exercise that combines both area and zone recce tasks with confirmation of individual soldier skills.  Champion Dragoon 2016 took place in the beautiful tree covered mountains of Ross Moore Lake just outside Kamloops, BC.  Read More

 

Operation Distinction – Battle of the Somme
Last spring I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to fly out to France and Belgium to represent the BCDs for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Beaumont-Hamel memorial site. Of course, I agreed to go! I had never been to Europe and to be part of the guard for the ceremony Read More

 

20161002_105037 British Columbia Dragoons Weapons Qualification: Ballistic Dragoon 2016
The British Columbia Dragoons took the weekend of September 30th-October 2 to conduct Ballistic Dragoon at Volkes Range in Chilliwack, BC. This was an opportunity for members to train on Individual Battle Task Standards (IBTS), and to train and develop personal proficiency with an assortment of the arms and equipment utilized in the Canadian Forces Read More

 

BCD Promoted at CFB Gagetown by Commandant of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Schools (RCACS)
British Columbia Dragoons (BCD) member Corporal (Cpl) Brandon Ingram spent time at the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School (RCACS) at CFB Gagetown completing the Armoured-Reconaissance Crew Commander Course (ACC), as well as being on the Opposing Force (OPFOR) training staff with a future iteration of the course Read More

 

British Columbia Dragoons Winter Training: Dauntless Dragoon 2016
Exercise Dauntless Dragoon was the British Columbia Dragoons (BCD’s) first regiment-wide exercise of 2016 and was a brief introduction to living, moving, and surviving in a winter environment. Starting Saturday morning, the BCD’s established a staging area for HQ before departing on snowshoes in sled teams to their winter camp site Read More

 

Castanet: Urban Rec Dragooned
A group of locals got a taste of what it is like to be a part of the military Sunday – put to the test by the British Columbia Dragoons. The Dragoons hosted about 50 enthusiasts from Urban Rec Okanagan, showing their guests what a day of military-style training with the Canadian Armed Forces is like. Urban Rec is a local adult sports league Read More

 

BCD Change of Command, 2016
On 3 April 2016, the British Columbia Dragoons (BCD) marked a change of command in a Sunday ceremony at the unit’s Vernon Training Area. In a parade presided over by Colonel David Awalt, Commander of 39 Canadian Brigade Group, Lieutenant Colonel Mike McGinty succeeded Lieutenant Colonel Andy McQuilkin Read More

 

Dragoons take to the hills!
Members of the British Columbia Dragoons took to the hills above Kelowna this weekend as part of their annual regimental training day. The local Dragoons are tasked with training armoured reconnaissance soldiers for deployments at home and overseas – so keeping their skills up to date is crucial. Read More