1st Hussars

Unit Identification

1st Hussars Badge


"Today Not Tomorrow"

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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.

Our Team Recruiter

London and Sarnia

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

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

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

Trades In Our Unit


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.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

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Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Bernie Scheid
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Tim Park

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.


Government invests in modern facilities for Base Petawawa

December 1, 2017 – Petawawa, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
December 4, 2017

a soldier with razor wire

Bangalores, Belt Buckles, and Brits: 32 Canadian Brigade Group Exercise Culminates in Company Attack

Meaford, Ontario — Approximately 200 soldiers from 32 Canadian Brigade Group, as well as visiting soldiers from the United Kingdom, participated in Exercise STEADFAST WARRIOR 2017 from August 25 to 31, held at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford.
November 1, 2017

Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

Claiming her place: Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

Ottawa, Ontario —Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer has claimed her place on the vanguard of greater representation of high-ranking women officers in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in general and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) in particular.
October 23, 2017

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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.

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