Governor General to present the new guidon to The Royal Canadian Dragoons at a ceremony at Garrison Petawawa

December 7, 2022

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over the Change of Guidon ceremony for The Royal Canadian Dragoons regiment at Garrison Petawawa.

The Governor General will present the guidon to the Commanding Officer of the regiment, and address Canadian Armed Forces members and families in attendance.

The Afghanistan Battle Honour is emblazoned on the new guidon, in honour of the unit’s service in Afghanistan.

Date: December 9, 2022
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Garrison Petawawa, 391 Menin Rd, Petawawa ON

About The Royal Canadian Dragoons
The Royal Canadian Dragoons is the most senior cavalry regiment in Canada, having been formed on December 21, 1883. The regiment has served in major conflicts, including the North-West Rebellion, the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars and, more recently, the war in Afghanistan. The Dragoons have also served in peace operations in Egypt, Cyprus, Somalia and the Balkans. The regiment currently serves as a regular force armoured unit in the 4th Canadian Division's 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, based at Garrison Petawawa, in Ontario.

Notes for Media:

  • All media wishing to attend the Change of Guidon ceremony must contact Brigitte Van Hende at 613-687-5511 ext. 7280 or

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

Brigitte Van Hende
Canadian Armed Forces
613-687-5511 ext. 7280

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