Mission City, BC

Community Application Name:

The BC Regiment (DCO) Association Charitable Trust

Location :

Shiloh Hill, William P.J. McCarthy Estates
9660 Sylvester Road, Mission, BC, V2V 7K6

Community Website :

Unveiling Date:

July 12, 2019

National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials # :

Community Description:

The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) is an armoured reconnaissance reserve regiment whose soldiers assist the Regular Force in meeting Canada’s military commitments both at home and abroad. The Regiment is the oldest in Vancouver with a long history, during which it has been designated as Garrison Artillery, Rifles, Infantry, Armour, and finally Armoured Reconnaissance since 1965. Throughout its history, the Regiment has received 34 battle honours. Approximately 100 members served during the Afghanistan conflict, including the Regiment’s former Commanding Officer, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, who completed 3 tours of duty before being appointed as the Minister of National Defence, in 2015.