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Since the amalgamation the Regiment itself has not been involved in any hostilities but has constantly provided individuals to augment the Regular Force in both North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and United Nations peacekeeping duties. The Regiment received its second Guidon on December 3, 1974 the 100th anniversary of Regimental status and it’s 135th year as a Canadian cavalry unit. The RCH was recently presented its third Guidon since the Royal Montreal Cavalry were presented with a Guidon by his Excellency the Governor General, the earl of Dalhousie on Waterloo Day in 1828.

During the period 1986 to 1990 the Regiment won the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Buchanan Trophy (the best Armour Unit in the Eastern and Atlantic) a total of five times and the Worthington Trophy (the best Armour Unit in Canada) a total of three times.


In August 1990 the Regiment commanded and formed the Headquarters and one complete Sabre Squadron for the first of its kind Militia Brigade level exercise. Exercise En Guard was held in Canadian Forces Base Gagetown and the four Armoured Regiment known as the Régiment Blindé de Secteur de l’Est. Shortly afterwards in September 1990 the Regiment sent a twenty-one man contingent to Cyprus augmenting the 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada on its United Nations peacekeeping tour of duty. Since 1990 the regiment has deployed troops on United Nations missions in both Bosnia and Haiti, as well as providing personnel during the Oka crisis. The unit has also continued to participate in the Noble Lion exercises as part of the Régiment Blindé de Secteur de Québec. In 1990, 1991, 1994 and again in 1996 the unit provided not only an Operational Squadron for the exercise in addition it also supplied the Regiment Headquarters element and the Commanding Officer. On April 1, 1997 The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) became the Armoured Regiment (Tank) for the newly formed 34th Canadian Brigade Group.

The Royal Canadian Hussars traces its origins to Montreal at the beginning of the 19th century. Its members participated in many international conflicts and are still actively involved in numerous peacekeeping operations throughout the world. The Regiment has received a large amount of Battle Honours since its formation.



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