The Regiment trains armoured fighting vehicle crews with an emphasis on reconnaissance skills and tactics.
Training involves cross-country driving, marksmanship and gunnery, radio communication, camouflage and concealment, navigation, calls for artillery fire, and tactics. Our instructors are experienced and include veterans of Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Croatia, and tours in Africa and other parts of the world.
Our soldiers are expected to train one evening each week and one weekend each other month, and one week (usually late August) annually. However, there are also additional training opportunities throughout the year, and guaranteed summer employment for those who want it.
The King’s Own Calgary Regiment has served Canada for over 100 years. The Regiment fought at Vimy Ridge and many other major battles of the First World War. During the Second World War, the Regiment was known as ‘The Calgary Tanks’ and it fought in the Dieppe Raid, and helped liberate Sicily, Italy, and the Netherlands.
For its achievements, it was renamed the King’s Own Calgary Regiment. Since then, the King’s Own has contributed soldiers and armoured fighting vehicle crews to NATO and United Nations missions around the world, most recently in Afghanistan. At home in Canada, we have also responded to domestic emergencies including forest fires in British Columbia, and 2013 Southern Alberta floods where our soldiers formed part of a composite reconnaissance squadron that surveyed flood damage for the Calgary Emergency Management Agency.
The Regiment continues to prepare for the future, and has started training on the Army’s brand new Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle.
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