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The association of the 12th Armored Regiment of Canada

Message from the Committee

Association of the 12e RBC

Dear members of the Association, friends as well as retired and active members of the two 12e RBC Regiments.

Welcome to the new and improved 12e Régiment blindé du Canada Association website. It is our hope that it will serve you better and entice you to add it to your list of favorite sites and to visit it on a regular basis.

While the Regiment already has a Facebook, Instagram and Link account where one can find updated information on regimental activities and share photos, videos and humoristic anecdotes, this website aims to offer more formal and permanent information on activities of the Association. It aims to serve as a directory of choice on a variety of topics to include our regimental history, archives, and other official Association documents and programs. This new site will also enable financial transactions associated with purchases from the regimental kit shop, charitable and tax deductible donations and the electronic application for the Association’s bursary program.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments and questions.



150th Book Launch for the 150th

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.

Click on the link to make the purchase at the 12RBC Kit shop

See the book description

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