1st Hussars

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1st Hussars Badge


"Today Not Tomorrow"

Who We Are

The 1st Hussars is a Primary Reserve Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment of the Canadian Army. As part of 31 Canadian Brigade Group, the Regiment is based in London and Sarnia and provides the Brigade with highly motivated and trained armoured crewmen. The 1st Hussars has a long and storied history that includes the D-Day landings as well as more recent peacekeeping operations and support to the Afghan mission.

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

London and Sarnia

Email: Gregory.Hartwick@forces.gc.ca
Phone: 519-660-5275, Ext 5300

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Command Team

Commander, 1st Hussars

 Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Bernie Scheid

Chief Warrant Officer Tim Park

Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Tim Park

Our History

The 1st Hussars was founded in 1856 with the formation of the First London Volunteer Troop of Cavalry. Through the amalgamation of several troops in southwestern Ontario, the 1st Regiment of Cavalry was formed on 29 May 1872. In April 1892 the Regiment was redesignated the First Hussars and thus became the Canadian Cavalry Regiment which has held its name longer than any other.

During the South African War, the Regiment contributed officers and men to the Canadian contingent and was awarded the Battle Honour, South Africa 1900.

Read more of our history.


For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us


1st Hussars
Wolseley Barracks
701 Oxford St. E.
London, ON
N5Y 4T7

Phone: 519-660-5025


1st Hussars
574 Confederation Street
Sarnia, ON
N7T 2C3

Phone: 519-337-2711, Ext. 322
Hours of Operations: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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