The Royal Canadian Regiment
Operations Since 1945

This list includes operations by formed elements (platoons, companies and battalions) of The Royal Canadian Regiment.  Many members of the Regiment have participated as individual members on UN, NATO and humanitarian missions other than those listed here.  Errors and omissions may be identified to the Regimental Adjutant (or the The Regimental Rogue to assist with updates to this version of the chart).

MissionDatesRegimental ParticipationCO - OCRSM - CSMRemarks
1. Korean War May 51 - Apr 52 2RCR LCol R.A. Keane

LCol G.C. Corbould

WO1 J.J.T. McManus
2. Korean War Apr 52 - Mar 53 1RCR LCol P.R. Bingham WO1 F.A. Burns
3. Korean War Mar 53 - Mar 54 3RCR LCol K.L. Campbell WO1 J.M. MacKay
5. NATO, Fort York, Germany Nov 53 - Oct 55 2RCR LCol G.C. Corbould

Maj J.W.P. Brian (Temp Sep - Nov 1950)

WO1 G.H. Fuller
4. Hurricane Hazel, Toronto Oct - Nov 54 1RCR LCol T.R. McCoy WO1 F.A. Burns
6. NATO, Fort York, Germany Nov 55 - Sep 57 1RCR LCol T.R. McCoy WO1 G.M. Fox
7. NATO, Fort York, Germany Dec 62 - Oct 65 1RCR LCol J.A. Johnston

LCol T.D. Lafferty

WO1 E.F. Keegan

WO1 Ted Slaney

8. NATO, Fort York, Germany Nov 65 - Mar 70 2RCR LCol J.B.J. Archambault

LCol B. Baile

LCol J.A. Cowan

WO1 C.E. Hill

WO1 J.G. Juteau

CWO D.C. Cox

9. Op SNOWGOOSE 6, Cyprus Oct 66 - Apr 67 1RCR LCol P.A. Labelle WO1 K.D. MacKenzie Deployed with Recce Sqn, FGH
10. Op SNOWGOOSE 13, Cyprus Mar 70 - Oct 70 1RCR LCol D.G. Loomis CWO R.W. Craig
11. Op GINGER, FLQ Crisis Oct 70 - Nov 70 1RCR LCol D.G. Loomis CWO R.W. Craig
12. Op GINGER, FLQ Crisis Oct 70 - Nov 70 2RCR LCol G.S. Morrison CWO D.B. Reekie
13. Op GINGER, FLQ Crisis Oct 70 - Nov 70 3RCR LCol G.R. Cheriton CWO R.A. Boyle
14. Op SNOWGOOSE 20, Cyprus Oct 73 - Apr 74 2RCR LCol E.C. Quinn CWO C.B. Myers
15. Op SNOWGOOSE 22, Cyprus Dec 74 - May 75 1RCR LCol P.L. Spencer CWO B.C. Robinson
16. Op GAMESCAN, Montreal Olympics Jun 1976 - Aug 1976 1RCR LCol W.J. Pettipas CWO C.A. Girden
17. Op GAMESCAN, Montreal Olympics Jun 1976 - Aug 1976 2RCR LCol D.A. Fraser
18. Op GAMESCAN, Montreal Olympics Jun 1976 - Aug 1976 3RCR LCol D.J. Bonner CWO L.R. Dirks
19. Op SNOWGOOSE 26, Cyprus Oct 76 - Apr 77 3RCR LCol D.B. Ells CWO L.R. Dirks
20. Canadian Forces Europe, Baden Jul 77 - Jul 84 3RCR LCol T.F. de Faye

LCol R.P. Alden

LCol J.P. Thompson

LCol M.J.R. Houghton

CWO R.A. MacKinnon

CWO A.L. Thompkins

CWO H.L. Fife

21. Op SNOWGOOSE 28, Cyprus Oct 77 - Apr 78 2RCR LCol J.R. MacPherson CWO H. Clark, MMM,CD
22. Op SNOWGOOSE 30, Cyprus Nov 78 - Apr 79 "Duke's" Coy, under command 8CH Maj Gord Caffery
23. Op SNOWGOOSE 35, Cyprus Apr 81 - Oct 81 3 Commando (CAR)
24. Op (?) May-Jun 82 2RCR LCol M.G. O'Brien CWO G.K. Zinck Asst to Prov Auth, fire-fighting in NB.
25. Op SNOWGOOSE 40, Cyprus Oct 83 - Apr 84 2RCR LCol W.J. Aitchison CWO B.J. Hurley, replaced by CWO J.F. Carroll
26. Op SNOWGOOSE 42, Cyprus Oct 84 - Mar 85 1RCR LCol L.C. Bowen CWO W.N. Northrup

CWO Marvin MacDonald

27. Op SNOWGOOSE 44, Cyprus Sep 85 - Mar 86 3 Cdo, under comd 2RCHA Maj E.P. Ring MWO S.N. MacInnis
28. Op SNOWGOOSE 45, Cyprus Mar 86 - Sep 86 3RCR LCol J.S. Cox

LCol Peterson

CWO J. Riley
29. Canadian Forces Europe, Baden Jul 88 - May 93 3RCR LCol E.G. MacArthur

LCol J.I. Fenton

LCol R.A. Hatton

CWO L.R. MacDonald

CWO S.G. Douglas

30. Op SNOWGOOSE 52, Cyprus Sept 89 - Mar 90 1RCR LCol N.M. Pettis CWO H.J. Hickson
31. Op AKWESASNE, Cornwall Jul - Aug 90 HQ, Duke's Coy, Foxtrot Coy LCol N.M. Pettis CWO J.H. Fraser
32. Op SALON, Khanawakee Aug - Oct 90 2RCR LCol G.B. Mitchell CWO Bill O'Hearn, replaced by CWO J.R. Irvine (on posting)
33. Op DESERT SHIELD, First Gulf War, Persian Gulf Oct - Dec 90 Mike Coy (3RCR), under comd of CATGME Maj M. Blanchette MWO G. Leach
34. Op DESERT STORM, First Gulf War, Persian Gulf Jan - Mar 91 Charles Coy (1RCR) Maj Don Lacarte MWO Mack
35. Op DESERT STORM, First Gulf War, Persian Gulf Jan - Mar 91 Pl from Papa Coy, under comd CATF ME Lt Ken Hill (Pl Comd) WO Joe Parsons (Pl WO)
36. Op SNOWGOOSE 56, Cyprus Aug 91 - Mar 92 2RCR LCol T.K.D. Geburt CWO J.R. Irvine
37. OP HARMONY Roto 0, Croatia/BiH, Sarajevo Mar - Oct 92 November Coy Gp (3RCR), under Comd 1R22eR Maj Peter Devlin MWO Clarke (280 pers total)
38. OP HARMONY Roto 0, Croatia/BiH, Sarajevo Mar - Oct 92 3RCR Recce Pl under Comd 1R22eR Capt David K. Ready WO Mike Sullivan
39. Op CAVALIER Roto 0 - Croatia/Bosnia Oct 92 - May 93 2RCR LCol T.K.D. Geburt CWO J.R. Irvine Under command, A Sqn, 12 RBC (Maj Guy Maillet), 2 Tp, 5 RGC (Capt Joanne Cote)
40. Op CAVALIER Roto 0 - Croatia/Bosnia Oct 92 - May 93 Bravo Coy, under Comd 2 RCR Maj B. Horn MWO McAndrew
41. Op DELIVERANCE, Roto 0; Somalia, Africa Nov 92 to Jun 93 3 Cdo, Cdn AB Regt Maj Colin Magee MWO J. Vienneau
42. Op DELIVERANCE, Roto 0; Somalia, Africa Nov 92 to Jun 93 Mortar Platoon, 1RCR Capt Brian Brooks, replaced by Capt Graham Blackman (OC)

Capt Drew Greenaway (2IC)

MWO Palmer
43. Op LANCE Roto 0, Rwanda, Africa Jul 94 to Feb 95 8 Platoon of 3 Cdo (OPCOM to 1CDHSR as D&S Pl) Capt James D. Price WO Wayne Bartlett
44. Op PASSAGE, Rwanda, Africa Aug - Oct 1994 7 Platoon of 3 Cdo
45. Op HARMONY Roto 5, UNPROFOR, Croatia Oct 94 - Apr 95 1RCR LCol M.S. Skidmore CWO J.H. Bentley
46. Op CAVALIER, Roto 4 Nov 94 - May 95 Juliet Company (2RCR), under command RCD BG Maj Bruce Pennington MWO Anderson RCD BG
47. Op CAVALIER, Roto 4 Nov 94 - May 95 Anti-Armour Pl (2RCR) , under command RCD BG Capt Mike Pennell WO Vic Hickey
48. Op ALLIANCE, IFOR Dec 95 - Jul 96 Golf Company (2RCR), under command Queen's Royal Hussar's BG (UK) Maj Denis Thompson MWO Mike Sullivan Queen's Royal Hussar's BG (UK)
49. Op ASSISTANCE Apr - May 97 1RCR LCol T. Tarrant CWO J.H. Bentley
50. Op PALLADIUM Roto 2 (BiH) - SFOR Jan - Jul 1998 1RCR LCol P.J. Devlin CWO Hodgson

CWO (WSE) Mack

BG incl Fd Engr Sqn and E Bty 2RCHA
51. Op RECUPERATION, Quebec (Ice Storm) Jan 98 2RCR LCol D.A. MacLean CWO J.H. Francis
52. Op RECUPERATION, Quebec (Ice Storm) Jan 98 3RCR LCol M.P. Jorgensen CWO F. Grattan
53. Op RECUPERATION, Quebec (Ice Storm) Jan 98 Coy, 4RCR Maj Mark Campbell
54. Op PALLADIUM Roto 3 (BiH) - SFOR Jul 98 - Feb 99 3RCR LCol M.P. Jorgensen CWO F.W. Gratton BG incl A Sqn RCD, 24 Fd Sqn, F Bty 2RCHA
55. Op PERSISTENCE, Peggy's Cove, NS (Swiss Air 111) Sep 98 Golf Company, 2RCR Maj W.B. Pond MWO B. Girouard
56. Op PALLADIUM Roto 4 Bosnia - SFOR Jan - Jul 99 2RCR LCol D.A. MacLean CWO E.J. Gapp BG incl C Sqn 12 RBC and Composite Engr Sqn
57. Op PALLADIUM Roto 4 Bosnia - SFOR Feb - Apr 99 Golf Company (2RCR) Maj W.B. Pond (OC)

Capt Fred Doucette (2IC)

MWO B. Girouard "Surge Operations" into Czech, Dutch AORs as well as Security tasking to SARAJEVO in support of Balkan Summit (July 1999).
58. Op KINETIC Roto 1 (KFOR) Dec 99 - Jun 00 1RCR LCol B.N. Pennington CWO R.M. Carriere Under command: 4 Tp, B Sqn RCD.
59. Op ECLIPSE Roto 0 (UNMEE), Eritrea/Ethiopia Dec 00 - Jun 01 2RCR formed basis of NCE and NSE (L Coy) Col J.B. Simms (Comd NCE)
60. Op ECLIPSE Roto 0 (UNMEE), Eritrea/Ethiopia Dec 00 - Jun 01 Hotel Coy and Recce Pl working for a Dutch BG as part of SHIRBRIG Maj Roger Barrett MWO Doug Hall H Coy Gp (Inf Coy, Engr Fd Sqn+, Log Pl+, UMS and attached NL Inf Sect)
61. Op PALLADIUM Roto 8 (BiH & Macedonia) - SFOR Apr 2001-Oct 2001 3RCR LCol D.W. Thompson CWO Dave Preeper BG incl A Sqn RCD, 24 Fd Sqn 2CER, Bty RCA (L&R Scot), F Bty 2RCHA
62. Op ATHENA Theatre Activation Team (Kabul) May - Aug 03 India Coy (2RCR), D&S Coy of the CF JHQ Theatre Activation Team Maj Bill Cummings MWO Don Tupper I Coy consisted of 148 pers
63. Op ATHENA Roto 0 (Kabul) Aug 03 - Feb 04 3RCR LCol D. Denne CWO Dan Bradley
64. Op ATHENA Roto 0 (Kabul) Aug 03 - Feb 04 Charles Coy (1RCR), under command 3RCR Maj Kevin Caldwell MWO Art Simmons
65. Op SPLINTER, Halifax/Dartmouth (Hurricane Juan) Sep - Oct 03 2RCR LCol J.P. Davis CWO M.R. Hornbrook
66. Op PALLADIUM Roto 13 (BiH) - SFOR Oct 03 - Apr 04 Bravo Coy (1RCR), under command RCD
67. Op HALO, Haiti Mar - Jun 04 India Coy (+) (2RCR), OPCON MAGTF 8 Maj David Lambert MWO D. Tupper
68. Op HALO, Haiti Jun - Aug 04 Hotel Coy (+) (2RCR), OPCON MAGTF 8 Maj Russ King MWO Denis Devereaux
69. Op ATHENA Roto 3; Kabul, Afghanistan Feb 05 to Aug 05 The Duke of Edinburgh's Coy and Recce Platoon (1RCR) Maj P.K. Scott MWO S.F. Stevens
70. Op ATHENA Roto 4; (Kabul and Kandahar)

Op ARCHER Roto 0

Aug 05-Mar 06 Golf Coy, under comd Task Force Afghanistan Maj Marty Sill MWO Walt Tobin
71. Op ATHENA Roto 4; (Kabul and Kandahar)

Op ARCHER Roto 0

Aug 05-Dec 05 3RCR Recce Pl and 2RCR Sniper Section, under comd KMNB ISTAR Sqn (RCD) Capt Trent Hollahan WO Verner
72. Op ATHENA; Afghanistan Aug 06 - Mar 07 1RCR LCol Omer Lavoie CWO Robert Girouard

CWO M.H. Miller

73. Op ATHENA; Afghanistan Mar 07 - Aug 07 2RCR LCol Rob Walker CWO Mark Baisley
74. Op ATHENA; Afghanistan Aug 08 - Mar 09 3RCR

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