The South Alberta Light Horse

Unit Information

The South Alberta Light Horse Badge

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Who We Are

The South Alberta Light Horse (SALH) is a Primary Reserve armoured unit of the Canadian Forces. The SALH are part of 41 Canadian Brigade Group in Alberta, with one squadron located at Jefferson Armoury in Edmonton and one squadron located in Medicine Hat.

As a Primary Reserve unit, service is voluntary and is for an indefinite period of time. Reservists are enrolled to serve on a part-time basis but they may volunteer for full-time employment in the Canadian Forces. While serving in a reserve unit, most reservists have full-time careers in a wide range of civilian occupations or are full-time students.

Join Our Unit

We train on Wednesday nights 7- 10 pm during the training year (September to May).

If you are interested in joining The South Alberta Light Horse or want information about other reserve opportunities, please call 403-310-ARMY (2769) in the Medicine Hat Area or 780-973-4011 ext. 5346.

You can also visit the Canadian Armed Forces website for more information. Send an email to and a recruiter will provide you with additional information, including how to apply.

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Shawn Thirlwell
  • Regimental Sergeant Major  - Chief Warrant Officer C. Howie


The South Alberta Light Horse originated in Calgary, Alberta on July 3,1905, when The 15th Light Horse was authorized to be formed.Continue reading: The South Alberta Light Horse.


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

Contact Us

  • The South Alberta Light Horse B Squadron
    Brigadier James Curry Jefferson Armoury
    1630, 109th Street NW
    Edmonton, Alberta
    T5G 2T8
    780-973-4011 ext 5626
  • The South Alberta Light Horse A Squadron
    Patterson Armoury
    120 Cuyler Road SE
    Medicine Hat, AB
    T1C 1B2
    403-504-3775 ext 3777
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