M. Guy Riel
Welcome to the website of
Members, friends, retirees and active members of the two Douzièmes, welcome to the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada Association website.
You will find relevant information on the Association and the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada as well as access to the regimental store. Please note that the member portal will now be used to update the Regimental contact list for active and retired members. This new method will be implemented, effective immediately, to provide a more efficient way to keep in touch with our members. It is everyone’s responsibility to update their information when their profile changes.
Please feel free to send us your comments or questions on this matter.
Sales of our new book begin today. Check out the “History of the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada”. Available at the regimental store now!
The 12e Régiment blindé du Canada was founded on March 24, 1871 under the name of Three Rivers Provisional Battalion of Infantry. However, one has to go back to the 17th century to find the beginnings of a military presence in Trois-Rivières, with the creation of a Canadian Colonial Militia. Its recruiting structures will continue to be used under British rule and throughout the 19th century. Today, the Regiment is heir to that history.
During the First World War, several members of the Regiment were enlisted in the 178th French Canadian Battalion and fought in France. Throughout the Second World War, the Regiment, which had become an armoured units, received numerous honors. On May 6, 1968, a second Regular Force unit was formed under the same name in Valcartier. Since then, the two units have coexisted, standing out on numerous occasions in national and international operations.
True to its motto, ADSUM, the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada is more present than ever. This book is an opportunity to relive its unique history and to remember its exploits.