Gallery Search The Early Years 1883-1899 1884 – Lieutenant-Colonel James F. Turnbull, the first Commandant of the Royal School of Cavalry and Cavalry School Corps. 1884 – The First Course at the Royal School of Cavalry, Quebec. Lt.-Col. James F. Turnbull is on the extreme right side of the group. 1885 NW Canada – Troops Arriving in the NWT. 1885 NW Canada – Infantry Column In the Touchwood Hills en-route for Humboldt, Saskatchewan. 1887 – The Sergeants and Warrant Officers of the Cavalry School Corps, Quebec. 1890 – Royal School of Cavalry Summer Course, 1890. 1891 – School of Mounted Infantry and Mounted Infantry Company Exercise Ride, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1891. 1892 – The Officers of the Cavalry School Corps, Quebec. 1893 – The officers of B Troop, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1893. 1898 Staff Sergeants and Sergeants B Squadron Royal Canadian Dragoons, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Yukon Field Force 1898-1899 1898 – The Yukon Field Forces crosses Teslin Lake, en-route to Dawson City, Yukon. 1899 – The Yukon Field Force on parade at Fort Selkirk, Dawson City, Yukon. 1899 – The Yukon Field Force on parade, Dawson City, Yukon. 1899 – Officers and non-commissioned officers of the Yukon Field Force with sled dogs, Fort Selkirk, Dawson City, Yukon. Force Commander Lt.-Col. T.D.B. Evans is front row, centre. South Africa 1900 1900 – A Boer Commando poses for a group portrait, South Africa. Boer General Ben Veljoen and his secretary South Africa, 1900. 1900 – “Burghers Slaags” Boers in battle, South Africa. 1900 – Boers in battle, South Africa, armed with the deadly, flat-shooting Mauser 1895 rifle in 7X57mm. 1900 – The town of Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa. 1900 – Some of the defenders of Mafeking with a muzzle-loading gun manufactured there during the siege, South Africa. 1900 – Civilians, South Africa. 1900 – A studio portrait of Lt. R.E.W. Turner, VC, DSO. 1900 – A studio portrait of Pte. (later Sgt) E.J.G. Holland and Pte. Collins, Ottawa, prior to departing for South Africa. 19000221 – The 1st Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles embarking aboard the SS Milwaukee, Halifax, 21 February 1900. 1900 – Three Royal Canadian Dragoons pose for a Capetown photographer at Table Mountain Camp, Capetown, South Africa. 1900 – A group portrait of the officers of The Royal Canadian Dragoons with a dog mascot, South Africa. Rear rank, left to right: Lt Van Luven, Lt Cockburn, Lt King, Capt Nelles, Lt Howard, lt Borden, Surgeon Maj Duff, Veterinarian Maj Hall, Capt Greenwood, Capt Wyn, Capt Pearse. Centre rank, left to right: Lt.-Col. Evans, Lt.-Col. Lessard, Maj Williams, Maj Forrester. Front rank, left to right: Capt Harrison, Lt Young, Lt Elmsley, Lt Van Straubenzie, Lt Turner. 1900 – Lt. R.E.W. Turner and Lt. C.T. Van Straubenzie shaving in the field, South Africa. 1900 – Royal Canadian Dragoons cooking in the field, South Africa. 1900 – Royal Canadian Dragoons farriers and showing-smiths at work in the field, South Africa. 1900 – Royal Canadian Dragoons and British Mounted Infantry Fording the Crocodile River, South Africa. 1900 – A Royal Canadian Dragoon with a group of civilians on the veldt, South Africa. 190006 – A review of the troops, Church Square, Pretoria, South Africa, June 1900. 1900 – Royal Canadian Dragoons on the veldt, likely 3rd Troop, B Squadron, with Lt R.E.W. Turner on the extreme right. 1900 – Royal Canadian Dragoons on outpost duty, Rietfontein, South Africa. 1900 – Royal Canadian Dragoons in front of a Kopje, Dreifontein, South Africa 1900 – The Royal Canadian Dragoons’ Colt Machine Gun on the Dundonald Galloping carriage, South Africa. 1900 – Royal Canadian Dragoons receive an issue of clothing, Belfast, South Africa. The khaki serge tunics and whipcord riding breeches replaced the worn-out Canadian-made canvas uniforms 1900 – Mounted Royal Canadian Dragoons patrolling the veldt, South Africa. 1900 – Major V.A.S. Williams, Regimental Sergeant Major J.C. Page and Lt. J.H. Elmsley, Belfast, South Africa. 1900 – Maj. Forrester, Capt. Nelles and Lt. H.Z.C. Cockburn, South Africa. 1900 – Lt. R.E.W. Turner and Lt. F.V. Van Luven aboard the SS Milwaukee at sea, en-route from Halifax to Cape Town, South Africa. 1900 – Lt. Charles T. Van Straubenzie, Dreifontein, South Africa. 1900 – Lt-.Col. Lessard, Maj.-Gen. E.A.H. Alderson and Maj. McKicking (Alderson’s Aide), South Africa. 1900 – Lt.-Col. F.L. Lessard, Lt. F.V. Young and Lt. C.T. Van Straubenzie in the field, South Africa. 1900 – Captain and Adjutant Charles Macklem Nelles, South Africa. 1901-1914 The Gathering Storm 1901 – Stanley Barracks, Toronto, Ontario. 1902 – “All that was left of them.” The Royal Canadian Dragoons who went to the Touchwood Hills with Lt.-Col. Turnbull in 1885 – photographed in 1902. 19020809 Canadian Coronation Detachment of Kings Royal Colonial Escort – 9 August 1902. Front row (l-r): Sgt Inst T. Leblond, RCD; RSM Jas. Widgery, RCD; Lt.-Col. R.E.W. Turner, VC, DSO, QOC Hrs; RSM R.S. Knight, NWMP; Sgt Inst W. Rhoades, RCD. Front row (l-r): Sergt G. Hudson, RCD; SSM A.R. Skinner, RCD; Sergt H.H. Richardson, VC, NWMP; Sergt H.S. Square, CMR; Sgt Inst H. Fuller, RCD; Sgt G.H.R. Collins, PLDG; Sgt F.D. Burkholder, GGBG; Sgt H. Baldwin, RCD. 190209 Presentation of the VC to Lieut. Col. R.E.W. Turner, Quebec City, September 1902. Presentation of the Victoria Cross to Lt. Col. REW Turner, DSO by HRH the Duke of Cornwall and York on the Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, Sept. 1902 also presentation of the Sword of Honour by the citizens of Quebec City in recognition of his qualities as a Soldier and a Citizen. 1903 Officers of the RCD – Stanley Barracks Toronto Front row (l-r): Maj C.M. Nelles, Adjt; Maj V.A.S. Williams, Col. F.L. Lessard, CM, ADC; Maj Wm. Forester, ADC Rear row (l-r): Lt D.D. Young; Capt J.H. Elmsley; Vet. Major Wm. Hall; Capt C.T. van Straubenzie; Lt E.H. Bowen. 1908 – HRH the Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief of The RCD at the Quebec Tercentenary. 1909 – The Earliest Photo of Royal Canadian Dragoons Wearing Springbok Cap and Collar Badges. Troops wearing Canadian 1907 Pattern Service Dress and are armed with a mixture of Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield Carbines. Officer is Lt. W.H. Walker-Bell, a future Commanding Officer. Front row third from left is Cpl John Copeland a future recipient of the Distinguished Conduct Medal and future Regimental Sergeant-Major. 1909 – The Regimental Soccer Team of the Royal Canadian Dragoons. 191001 – Members of the Sergeant’s Mess, Cavalry Barracks, St. John’s, Quebec. – January 1910. Front row (l-r): SSM J.L. Smuck, RCD; QMSI N. Medhurst, RCD; RQMS S. Baldwin, RCD; Capt F.S. Morrison, RCD, Adjt; Major C.M. Nelles, RCD Comdg; SMI T. Leblond, WO, RCD; QMSI H. Fuller, RCD; QMS F.J. Lewis, RCD. Rear row (l-r): SSF J.L. Smuck, RCD; Sgt N.J. McDonald, RCD; Sgt W.E. Eagleson, RCD; SS W. Ellis, RCE; Sgt F.J. Dee, RCD; SQMS H.E. Karcher, RCD; Sgt G Hudson, RCD; Sgt W. Buswell, Permanent Army Medical Corps; Sgt J.H. Dowdell, RCD; Sgt W.D. Rodger, RCD. 1910 – Royal Canadian Dragoons Mounted Drill on the Parade Square, Cavalry Barracks, St. John’s, Quebec, Winter 1910. 1910 – A Royal Canadian Dragoons Exercise Ride, Cavalry Barracks, St. John’s, Quebec, Winter 1910. 1910 – The Royal Canadian Dragoons Musical Ride at Peterborough, Ontario. 1910 – The Royal Canadian Dragoons Musical Ride at Peterborough, Ontario. 1910 – The Royal Canadian Dragoons Musical Ride at Toronto, Ontario. 1910-1920 – Teddy the Bear on his beloved pole , Cavalry Barracks, St Johns, QC. “When Teddy heard a train coming into St John’s station, he used to literally gallop up to the top of the pole, to which he was chained, to view it. I can remember this. He went up at a tremendous speed for such bulk.” – Mr D. Tinegate. 1910-1920 – Teddy the Bear with Sgt Francis James Dee at Cavalry Barracks. St. John’s, QC. This photo was likely taken during Autumn as Teddy is being sociable and no snow is present. Sgt Dee would become a Regimental Sergeant-Major with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, the 1st Infantry Works Battalion and the Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment. 1910 – Royal Canadian Dragoons Mounted Parade, St. John’s, Quebec, Winter 1910. 1910 – Royal Canadian Dragoons Public Demonstration of Sabre Exercises, St. John’s, Quebec, 1910. 1911 – Lt J.H. MacBrien and an RCD Sergeant Horse Jumping at Stanley Barracks, Toronto, 1911. 1911 Coronation Royal Escorts – Duke of York School, London 1911 RCD Mounted in Petawawa 1912 – Cpl J.Y. MacDonald, Mounted in Ceremonial Dress, Cavalry Barracks, St John’s, Quebec, 1912. 1912 – A post card depicting a Parade at Stanley Barracks, Toronto, 1912 1912 – Members of the Sergeants’ Mess, Royal School of Cavalry, Cavalry Barracks, St. John’s, Quebec, 1912. Front row (l-r): SQMS Morgan; SSMI Smuck; RQMS Baldwin; Capt Gilman (Adjutant); Maj van Straubenzee (OC); SMI Medhurst (WO); QMS Lewis (ORC); SSMI Dee; Sgt Farrier Harraden. Rear row (l-r): Sgt Instr Dowdell; Sergt Larose; Sergt Keating; Sergt Hammond; Saddler Sergt Mountford; Sgt Instr Deane; Sergt Cox; Sgt Instr Scott. 1912 – The Old Timers, Cavalry Barracks, St. John’s, Quebec, 1912. Noted on the reverse: “Tpr T.H. Page The old timers who left with the original Royal Canadian Dragoons, First Canadian Division, C.E.F. taken at the Cavalry Barracks, St Johns Que 1912 A Sqdn RCDs T.H. Page” 1913 – 1st Troop, B Squadron at Stanley Barracks, Lt. R.S. Timmis is seated, centre, 1913. 1913 -Students on the B Squadron Cavalry Pioneer Course, 1913. (l-r): Cpl Taylor; Cpl King; Cpl Churchward; Cpl Church; Cpl Gilmore; Cpl Flete (?); Instr Sgt Fellows, RCE. 1913 – A Baseball Game at the Camp Petawawa Stables, Summer 1913. 1913 – Cpl W. “Willie Off the Pickle Boat” Aisthorpe Demonstrating Firing Using Horse for Cover, 1913. 1914 – The Signallers of B Squadron, the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Lt R.S. Timmis is seated centre, Stanley Barracks, Toronto, 1914. 1914-1919 The Great War 1914 – A Regimental Buggy, Valcartier, Quebec, 1914. 1914 – The Royal Canadian Dragoons on parade, Salisbury Plain, 1914. 1914 – The Royal Canadian Dragoons on parade, Salisbury Plain, 1914. 1914 – The Officers of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Salisbury Plain, 1914 191408 – Royal Canadian Dragoons on An Exercise Ride, Valcartier, August 1914. 191409 – The Regimental Lines of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Valcartier, September 1914. 191410 – A Group of RCD Officers with the Captain of the SS Laconia, At Sea, October 1914. Lt R.S. Timmis standing first subject on the left. 1915 – An Overseas Draft of Replacements for The RCD, Niagara Camp, 1915. 1915 – Plaque Commemorating SS Lapland Sailing That Carried RCD 3rd Canadian Contingent to England, 1915. 1915 – Postcard, Camp Farham, Quebec, 1915. 191504 – Pte Charles Howard Meeker, RCD, CEF Collection – 4th Troop, A Squadron, Maresfield Park, UK, April 1915. Mounted (L-R): 209 Sgt Ellis, William Thomas Charles; 252 Pte Childs, James George; 295 Pte MacQueen, Alexander; 129 Pte White, Hubert W (wounded); 248 Cpl Cosby, Bert; 119 Pte Patterson, Edgar Vincent (wounded); 341 Lance Cpl Vincent, Arthur John; 270 Pte Grisley, Ernest Fred.; 287 Pte Kirby, Leonard (wounded); 267 Pte Gramson, Thomas; 237 Cpl Bullock, Alfred; 346 Pte Pyke, W.H.; 206 Sgt Snape, John; 304 Cpl Michie, George; 307 Pte Masey, Thomas Douglas; 294 Pte Macpherson, Charles; 246 Pte Code, William Willis; 219 Cpl Shand, Albert Edward; 363 Pte Cameron, D.H.; 226 Pte Falconer, Wiliam; 280 Pte Izan, Hubert; 391 Pte McKercher, Archie; illegible; 283 Pte Johnson, Alfred James; 333 Pte Shearer, John Buchanan; 352 Pte Wolfe, Herbert Stuart; 238 Pte Bush, Herbert. Standing :Troop Leader Lt Frank Hilton Wilkes 1915 – Pte Charles Howard Meeker RCD CEF Collection – Lance Corporal F.C. Childs “F.C. Childs. What a great fellow. Meeker.” 1915 – Pte Charles Howard Meeker RCD CEF Collection – “Huff in a Huff – Gordie Huff – Is he in Brantford? Meeker.” 1915 – Pte Charles Howard Meeker RCD CEF Collection – Pte Langstaffe. “Langstaffe. A Sqdn? Meeker” 1915 – Pte C.H. Meeker RCD CEF Collection – “Our great Brigadier J.E.B Seeley.” 1915 – Pte C.H. Meeker RCD CEF Collection – “Who? I forget. Harrison?” 1915 – Pte C.H. Meeker RCD CEF Collection – A mounted Belgian soldier, Ploegsteert, Belgium. 1915 – Pte C.H. Meeker RCD CEF Collection – “Doug Bowie’s groom and batman.” 1915 – Pte. Charles Howard Meeker, RCD, CEF Collection – Robinson and Pritchard With My Horse, Maresfield Park, UK. 1915 – Pte C.H. Meeker RCD CEF Collection – “Thomas? 1st War” 1915 – Pte F.C. Cole Collection – Horseman with a horseless carriage, Summer 1915, Camp Borden.1915 – Pte F.C. Cole Collection – Horseman with a horselss carriage, Summer 1915, Camp Borden. 1915 – Pte F.C. Cole Collection – Horsemen with a horseless carriage, Summer 1915, Camp Borden. 1915 – Pte. F.C. Cole Collection – Horsemen at the controls of a horseless carriage, Camp Borden, Summer 1915. 1915 – Pte F.C. Cole Collection – Summer 1915, the Horse Lines, Camp Borden. 1915 – Pte. F.C. Cole Collection – Pte. Fred Cole Mounted at Camp Borden. Summer 1915. 1915 – Pte. F.C. Cole Collection – Pte. Fred Cole Mounted at Niagara Camp, Training for the Musical Ride at the 1915 Toronto Exhibition. 1915 – Pte. F.C. Cole Collection – Pte Fred Cole at the wheel, Camp Borden, Summer 1915. 1915 – Royal Canadian Dragoons in the Trenches, Belgium, 1915. Royal Canadian Dragoons, some still wearing riding breeches, are pictured in the trenches in Belgium. Most are armed with Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield Rifles, while the second soldier from the right is armed with a Colt 1911. 45 ACP automatic pistol. He has also removed the stiffener from his forage cap. 19150204 – Inspection of the 1st Canadian Contingent, consisting of the Canadian Division and the Canadian Cavalry Brigade by HRH King George V, Knighton Down, Salisbury Plain, 4 February 1915. 19150204 – Inspection of the 1st Canadian Contingent, consisting of the Canadian Division and the Canadian Cavalry Brigade by HRH King George V, Knighton Down, Salisbury Plain, 4 February 1915. 1916 – “Going to Fight the Huns” #5 Draft RCD, Niagara Camp, 1916. “Ready For the Fray.” 1916 – A Soldier’s Postcard, Showing 3762 Pte (later Sgt) Herbert S. Fabb (left) and An Unidentified Comrade, Toronto, Ontario, 1916. 1916 – The Farriers and Shoeing Smiths of No. 2 Troop, B Squadron, France, 1916. From 512 Pte A.H. Brindle. 1916 – RCD Morning Ablutions, Niagara Camp, 1916. 1916 – RCD Boy Trumpeters, Camp Niagara, Summer 1916. 1916 – A Group of Royal Canadian Dragoons Officers With a Dog, France, 1916. 1916 – Members of B Squadron, the Royal Canadian Dragoons “Somewhere in Belgium,” 1916. 1916 – Supper time at the horse lines, Niagara Camp, 1916. 1916 – RCD Tent Lines and Stables, Camp Borden, Summer 1916. 1917 – Pte. F.G. Cole and Pte. Dallas “Ham It Up” With a Pony, England, 1917. 1916 – Sgt Walker, RCD, Camp Borden, August 1916. 19160307 – 4th Reinforcement Draft for the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Stanley Barracks, Toronto, 7 March 1916. 5th row, 4th man from left is 550126 Pte. John H. Cole. 2nd row, 2nd officer on the right is Capt Alastair Crerar. 19160604 – RCD Pack Train, 4 June 1916, Auchy les Hesdin, France. 19160604 – RCD Pack Train, 4 June 1916, Auchy les Hesdin, France. 1916 – RCD Regimental Sergeant-Major Thomas Albert “Jesse” James, Friaucourt, France, 1916. 1916 – Cavalry Training in Folkstone, England. 1916 – RCD Assistant Adjutant Lt Tom Moss with a group of NCOs, Friaucourt, France, 1916. 1910-1920 – R.I.P. Teddy – Hero of the Camp – Teddy the Bear’s Final Resting Place, Camp Farnham, QC. Five RCD recruits (note the lack of cap and collar badges) with the grave of the A Squadron mascot Teddy. 1916 – A group of RCD officers, France, 1916. Rear row, left-right, R.S. Timmis, R. Nordheimer. Fronmt row. left-right: T. Moss, Cunningham, Whitehead, D.A. Grant. 1917 – The officers of B Squadron in front of the B Squadron Officers’ Mess, Boissoncourt, France, 1917. Major R.S. Timmis is third from the left and Lt Evan Edward Price, DSO, MC and Bar, is on the extreme right. At the time of his death, Price was the most decorated man in the regiment. 1918 – Sleeping quarters tent, Camp Niagara, 1918. 1918 – Sgt Williams, Stanley Barracks, Spring 1918. 1918 – Sgt Williams and two unidentified men, Stanley Barracks, 1918. 1918 – Sgt Williams and Tpr Radcliffe, Stanley Barracks, Spring, 1918. 191802 – Major R.S. Timmis with SSM Copeland and the senior NCOs of B Squadron, Le Plony, France, February, 1918. Rear row, left-right: Sgt Thomas Parkinson, MM and Bar, Sgt A.B. Martin, Sgt W.R. Jones, Sgt Brindle. Front row, left-right, SSM John Copeland, DCM, Maj R.S. Timmis, DSO, Sgt Tamblyn. Note the two wound stripes on Parkinson’s left sleeve. 1918 – RCD Lt A.J. Crerar in blue patrol dress, Canada, 1918. 19180330 – The Charge of C Squadron, Moreuil Wood, France, 30 March 1918, by SQMS King, an eye witness to the action. 1918 – Canadian cavalry on the march late in the war. Notice the extra ammunition bandoliers around many of the horses’ necks and the profusion of equipment. 191811 – A group portrait of some of the officers of The RCD at the Armisitice, November, 1918. 1919 – Portrait of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas R.G. Newcomen, MC. Commanding Officer from 11 October 1918 to 2 April 1919. 1919 – 3743 Pte. Victor H. Longstaffe, Mounted, Belgium. 191901 – The final mounted parade of the Royal Canadian Dragoons overseas, Belgium, January, 1919. 191902 – RCD Guard at Canadian Cavalry Brigade Headquarters, February 1919. Lance Corporal Gordon MacKenzie, MM, is the third soldier from the right. 191902 – Captain Tom Moss, Regimental Adjutant, and the Sergeants and Warrant Officers of The Royal Canadian Dragoons, February 1919, Belgium. 19190325 – A dismounted group portrait of The RCD Depot Squadron at Stanley Barracks, Toronto, 25 March 1919. 19190503 – The RCD on Parade in London before His Majesty King George V, on Overseas Troops Day, 3 May 1919. 19190503 – The RCD on Parade in London before His Majesty King George V, on Overseas Troops Day, 3 May 1919. 191905 – Returning Canadian soldiers aboard the RMS Carmania, en-route for Canada, May 1919.