Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Armoured Fighting Vehicles and Tanks preserved in Canada 2: Alberta

Armoured Fighting Vehicles preserved in Alberta

The data found on this page has been compiled by the author.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any additions, correctons or amendments to this list of Armoured Fighting Vehicles in Canada would be most welcome. 

If you have information and photographs of armoured fighting vehicles missing from this list that you are willing to share, updates would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 7 May 2017.

Blackfalds

Fox Armoured Car “Kicking Horse”, Lance Skinner.  (Al Nicholson Photo)

Calgary, The Military Museums of Calgary, 4520 Crowchild Trail SW.

Universal Carrier, painted (Serial No. WD CT268282).  (Author Photos)

Churchill tank, possibly on maneuvers with a Canadian unit in England, ca 1942.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3607575)

Churchill Mk VII Crocodile, (Serial No. WD T31923R), “Regiment”, Museum of the Regiments, Calgary Alberta.  Brought to Canada from Pounds Shipyards in England by the British Army at Suffield and given to the Museum of the Regiments.  It has been converted from a gun tank to a Crocodile flame-throwing tank.  (Author Photos)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69343), built by Fisher, Reg. No. unknown,  “Calgary II”, No. 51.  (Author Photo)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69342), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129821, , inside the Museum.  (Author Photo)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, CFR 52-8105, RMC cadets, armour training, possibly Camp Wainwright, ca 1965.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 42342260)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, with 20-pounder main gun, CFR 52-81097.  On loan from the RCA Museum, CFB Shilo,   Manitoba.  (Author Photo)

The Canadian Army took delivery of 274 Centurion Mk. 3 tanks between 1952 and 1953.  The Centurion had well-sloped armour, superior mobility andexcellent gun and fire control systems compared with its then existing contemporaries.  The first 21 Centurions were delivered to the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Germany in March 1952, where they served with the Canadian contingent of the NATO forces based there.  The Centurions were used for training in Canada in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  The Mk. 3 tanks were modified to Mk. 5 standard with the replacement of the co-axial Besa MG with a .30-calibre Browning MG.  Most of the Centurions in Canada retained 20-pounder main guns, while the Centurions in Europe were upgunned to the Mk. 6 standard with the L7 105-mm main gun and additional armour in 1962. The Centurions in service with 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (4 CMBG) in Germany were brought up to Mk. 11 standard in 1965 by fitting a .50-calibre Browning HMG aligned alongside the .30-calibre Browning MG, the fitting of a 100-gallon fuel tank on the rear hull plance, and the installation  of infrared night-fighting gear.  Nine Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARV) were purchased by Canada in 1954, and four armoured bridge-layers (ABL) in 1966.  Centurions ended their service in Germany on 2 June 1977, and in Canada as late as 1979 when Leopard tanks began to replace them.

Soviet T-72M Main Battle Tank, 125-mm Gun.  (Author Photos)

Ferret Scout Car Mk 1.

M113 APC, soldier with FNC1 training.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235868)

M113 APC. 

M113 TUA (Tube Launched Wireless Anti-Tank Guided Missile Under Armour).

M113 C & R Lynx, 63C.  (Author Photo)

AVGP Cougar.

Calgary

Universal Carrier, 4th Field Regt, RCA, Vaucelles, France, 20 July 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3222766)

Universal Carrier, Calgary Highlanders Monument, Mewata Armoury, Calgary, Alberta.

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, King’s Own Calgary Regiment, Mewata Armoury, Calgary, Alberta.  (Author Photos)

M113 C & R Lynx, former Currie Barracks, Lamone Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta.

M113 C & R Lynx, UN markings, former Currie Barracks, 41 Canadian Brigade Group, Lamone Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta.

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, Southbend Storage, 4205 116th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta.

Clyde

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier behind the cenotaph at 5036 50th Street.

CMP 15 cwt Truck, behind the cenotaph at 5036 50th Street.

Drayton Valley

M113 APC, No. 1.  Flanking the cenotaph.

M113 APC No. 2.  Flanking the cenotaph.

Edmonton


M109 155-mm Self-propelled Howitzer, (Serial No. TBC), Royal Canadian Legion branch  No. 175, 14339 50th St NW, Edmonton.  (Anthony Sewards Photos)

Edmonton, CFB Edmonton

Universal Carrier, awaiting restoration.  This AFV belongs to the Loyal Edmonton Regiment.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Universal Carrier, Memorial Park near the front gate, CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  (Author Photos)

Canadian M4A3(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, C Sqn, LdSH (RC), Korea, 16 Jul 1952.  (Paul E. Tomelin, Library and Archives Canada Photo, PA115496)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 64882), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30122861, “Catherine”, Harvey Bldg, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Edmonton Garrison.   (Ceasol Photo)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65011), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30122990, painted as 361, 350201, “Beowulf”, Harvey Bldg, CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  This tank was owned by Mr Jim Rice, it has been sold to a private collector.   (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69059), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129538, “Spartan”, Harvey Bldg, Edmonton Garrison.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)


Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank Mk II, (Serial No. 19669), built by Chrysler, R/N 3019975, painted as T212123, "Alberta".  This tank is being converted into an M4A4 by the LdSH for a museum exhibit.  The hull has been stripped out and a new 75-mm turret has been acquired to make it into a Sherman V.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Skink 20-mm Quad Anti-Aircraft Tank.  (DND Photos courtesy of Clive Law)

Skink 20 mm Quad Anti-Aircraft Tank Turret, Steele Barracks, Lord Strathcona’s Horse, CFB Edmonton, Alberta. (Anthony Sewards Photo)

White M3 (s) Command Halftrack (CL4237226), at Sarcee, Calgary, ca. 1977.  (Author Photo)

Same White M3 (s) Command Halftrack (CL4237226), South Alberta Light Horse (B Sqn), CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  “Old Reliable” landed in Normandy with the SALH, survived the war and was brought home.  It was used by the unit until the 1960s and restored to running condition in 2003.  (Photos courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk 5/2 with L7 105-mm main gun, “Strathcona”, Harvey Bldg, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  (Author Photos)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk 5, with 20-pounder main gun, mounted on a Bailey Bridge, RCE Bldg.  (Author Photos)

LdSH (RC) Centurion Mk. 5 tank with 20-pounder main gun, and 1 PPCLI.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235490)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk 5, 20-pounder main gun, North Gate (closed), CFR No. 52-01107, CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  (Author Photos)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk 5, 20-pounder main gun.  LdSH secure compound.


Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk 5, 20-pounder Gun.  At the end of the runway.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Centurion ARV, along Hwy 28A near Township Rd 544.

Leopard C-1 Main Battle Tank, “Screwball”, Harvey Bldg, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Edmonton, Alberta.  (Author Photos)

Russian T-34/85M Medium tank, at the end of the runway.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

M113 APC, Field Ambulance, Medical Center, CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  (Author Photo)

M113A3.  This one is a runner.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

M577A3 Command Post, awaiting restoration.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

M113 C & R Lynx, two (one is a runner).  LdSH secure compound, Historical Vehicle Troop.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)


M113 C & R Lynx, awaiting restoration, South Alberta Light Horse (B Sqn), CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

M113 C & R Lynx.  7 CFSD.

Ferret Scout Cars colour party.  The Historic Vehicle Troop has six Ferrets, all runners.  LdSH secure compound.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

Lynx Scout Car, W/T CF70702, LdSH Historic Vehicle Troop.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Ferret Scout Car Mk 2, "Defiant", Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians).  in front of the Officer’s Mess, Edmonton Garrison.  (Author Photos)


Ferret Scout Car, ex-BATUS, used for spare parts, end of the runway.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

LdSh (RC) Ferrets on patrol with 2nd Bn QOR.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234429)

LdSH (RC) Ferret, Cyprus.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235910)

LdSH (RC) Ferret, Cyprus.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235911)

LdSH (RC) M38 A1 CAN3 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Jeep on patrol in Cyprus.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235914)

AVGP Cougar, one of two, (one is a runner).  LdSH secure compound.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

AVGP Cougar, second of two, one is a runner. South Alberta Light Horse (B Sqn).  LdSH secure compound.   (Anthony Sewards Photo)

AVGP Grizzly, PPCLI HQ, CFB Edmonton, Alberta.  (Author Photo)

Canadian Military Pattern Field Artillery Tractor (CMP FAT) four with Limber.  LdSH secure compound, Historical vehicle Troop.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Canadian Military Pattern Ford 15 cwt, awaiting restoration.  South Alberta Light Horse (B Sqn).  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Truck, M51 Dodge troop carrier.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Truck, 5-ton Wrecker, Edmonton Garrison.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Military Component Canadian Delegation to the International Control Commission in South Viet Nam with ICCS Willys Jeep, ca 1973.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234550)

Willys 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Signals Jeep, 1 CMBG Headquarters.   (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Canadian Provost Corps mounted in a Willys Jeep on UN duty in Egypt.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234422)

CJ-7 Jeep, awaiting restoration.  South Alberta Light Horse (B Sqn), CFB Edmonton.  (Anthony Sewards Photo)

Caterpillar D7 Bulldozer mounted on a section of Bailey Bridge, RCE Bldg.  (Author Photos)

M109 155-mm SP Howitzer, Churchill Park South of the Officer’s Mess, Edmonton Garrison.  (Author Photo)

Evansburg

M113 C & R Lynx, Off Hwy 16A, Evansburg, Alberta.

Fort MacLeod

Universal Carrier, (Serial No. CT 43099), in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 46.  Highway 3 eastbound or 23rd Street between John Cowdry and Hualtain avenues.   (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Fort McMurray

British Chieftain Main Battle Tank, 120-mm Gun, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 165, 9317 Huggard Street.  (Photos courtesy of Janice Bull)

British FV433 Abbot 105-mm SP Gun, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 165.

M113 C & R Lynx, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 165, 9317 Huggard Street.

Jack Cross Collection, Fort McMurray

 

British Chieftain Main Battle Tank, 120-mm Gun, (04EB20) "Alberta Crude".  (Photos courtesy of Janice Bull)


British FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier.   (Photo courtesy of Janice Bull)

British FV433 Abbot 105-mm SP Gun, (075B07).  (Photo courtesy of Janice Bull)


British FV603 Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier.   (Photos courtesy of Janice Bull)

British FV 620 Stalwart Amphibious Truck.


IHC M62 5 Ton 6X6 Wrecker.  (Photos courtesy of Janice Bull)


US M-151 Truck, Utility, 1/4-ton, 4 X 4 Jeep (G838), Museum Park.  (Photo courtesy of Janice Bull)

 

German Second World War 7.92-mm MG 42 and .30-cal Browning MG.  (Photos courtesy of Janice Bull)

Grimshaw

Universal Carrier (Serial No. CT173834), Royal Canadian Legion No. 253, Grimshaw, Alberta.

Lethbridge

M113 at the east end of Henderson Lake on Oarkside Dr S in Lethbridge.

Medicine Hat

Southern Alberta Light Horse, Patterson Armoury, 120 Cuyler Road SE.

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69170), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129649, "Clanky", DSCF7158, CT236656, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the Armoury.  (Photos courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

Ferret Scout Car Mk. 2, Patterson Armoury.  (Photo courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

M113 C & R Lynx, CFR 67-35929.   (Photo courtesy of Clive Prothero-Brooks)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65110), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123089, Riverside Park.  (Waymarking Photo)

Olds

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 19669), painted (Serial No. T212313), “Archie”, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105, 5241 46th St.  (Author Photos)

M-50 Super Sherman Medium Tank Mk II, Yad la-Shiryon Museum, Israel.  (Bukvoed Photo)

M-50 Super Sherman Medium Tank Mk II, (Serial No. 19669), built by Chrysler, R/N 3019975, with a private owner, Olds, Alberta.  An ex-Israeli Defence Force (IDF) M-50, this tank is now with the LdSH in Edmonton where it is being converted into an M4A4 by the LdSH for a museum exhibit.  The hull has been stripped out and a new 75-mm turret has been acquired to make it into a Sherman V.

Redwater

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 251, 47th St and 50th Ave.

St Albert, Reg Hodgson Collection

T17E1 Staghound Armoured Car (Serial No. F225597).  (Photos courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

The Chevrolet T17E1 version of the Staghound was powered by two 97-hp GMC Hercules engines with a hydraulic transmission.  It was served by a five-man crew with three men fitting inside the fully-enclosed, power-traversed turret.  It weighed 14 tons and had a maximum speed of 90 kmh (55 mph) and a range of 720 km (450 miles).  It was armed with a 37-mm tank gun and co-axial and bow-mounted .30-inch Browning machine-guns.  A total of 2,687 Staghound T17E1s were built as well as 789 T17E2 AA vehicles.  The two Canadian armoured car regiments initially received 72 Staghounds each plus a number of additional vehicles allocated to HQ and various other organizations which were in service overseas during the Second World War.  A number were brought back to Canada after the war and at least 85 of these served until they were retired in 1964.

Universal Carrier.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

Lynx Scout Car Mk II.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

White M3A1 Scout Car.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

White M3A1 Halftrack.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

Jeeps.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

Amphibious Jeep.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

DUKW.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

CMP trucks.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

Duece and a half truck.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

Staff Car.  (Photo courtesy of Anthony Sewards)

M20 Armoured Car (two), one is awaiting restoration and one is a parts vehicle, Reg Hodgson, St Albert, Alberta.

St Paul


M113, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, 4925 49th Ave.   (Streetview Photo)

Suffield, CFB Suffield

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk 5, 20-pounder main gun, “Suffield”, Main Gate, CFB Suffield, Alberta. 

British Chieftain Main Battle Tank Mk 2, VRN 03EB24, Main Gate, CFB Suffield, Alberta.  There are at least sixteen Chieftain and two T-72 hard targets on the range in addition to test equipment held at DRDC Suffield.

Vermillion

M-50 Super Sherman Tank Medium Tank Mk II, (Serial No. 18204), built by Chrysler, IDF (Serial No. 157605) and (Serial No. 157609.)  Private owner.

Wainwright

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, Wallace Park, Wainwright, Alberta.  (Maurice Photo)

CFB Wainwright

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 78-851), “Catherine”.  (IPMS Winnipeg Photo)

Centurion Mk. 5 tank with 20-pounder main gun.  the author was transported on the back of this Centurion with other soldiers during a "Waincon" exercise, Camp Wainwright, Alberta in May 1975.  (Author Photo)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk 5, 20-pounder Gun.

Centurion ARV.

Ferret Scout Car Mk 1.

M113 C & R Lynx.

Canadair Flextrack Ltd CL-91 Dynatrack Mk II high mobility tracked vehicle.

British FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier, Serial No. 310 22.

American Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando, experimental version with 76-mm gun.

Italian Fiat-Ansaldo M14/41 Light Tank.  (MCpl Peter Simpson Photo 1, Sidney J Photo 2)