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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Armoured Fighting Vehicles and Tanks preserved in Canada 5: Ontario

Armoured Fighting Vehicles preserved in Ontario

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 12 Jan 2017.

Angus

M113 C & R Lynx in UN markings, Peacekeeper Park North of CFB Borden main gate.

Barrie

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65034), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123013, Barrie Armoury, 37 Parkside Drive.

In 1946 the first of 294 M4A2 (76-mm) Wet Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) Sherman tanks arrived at Camp Borden and at the Long Pointe Ordnance Depot in Montreal.  The Canadians referred to this tank as the M4A2E8.  96 Stuart tanks were also delivered at the same time.  The new Shermans were manufactured by the Fisher Tank Arsenal in Grand Blanc, Michigan between May 1944 and May 1945.  M24 Chaffee light tanks were also purchased at this time.  Compared with the Shermans used by Canadians in the Second World War, the ammunition storage in the new tanks was improved by surrounding the racks with water and etheylene glycol-filled jackets to reduce the probability of explosion in the event of penetration of the armour by enemy fire.  The tanks equipped with this protection system were designated "Wet".  The M4A2E8 was powered by a pair of side-by-side mounted General Motors 6046 diesel engines producing 375 hp mounted in the rear of the hull.  The tank could sustain a speed of 48 kmh (30 mph).  Its main armament was a 76-mm M1A2 long-barreled, high-velocity gun fitted with a muzzle brake.  Its secondary armament included one Browning .30-calibre M1919A4 machine-gun mounted co-axially with the main gun, a bow machine-gun in the front of the hull, and a Browning .50-calibre machine-gun mounted on a post between the loader's and commander's hatches for AA protection.  The HVSS system used four wheels per bogie instead of two, which allowed tracks that were wider (165-mm) to be installed, and which made for better performance on soft ground and allowed for a smoother ride.  The M4A2E8 had a five-man crew.  The driver and co-driver sat in the front of the hull with the driver on the left and co-driver on the right.  The crew commander, loader and gunner sat in the turret.  The crew commander's position was on the right side of the turret, the loader sat on his left and the gunner sat in front of the commander.  After the first batch of the new tanks went to the RCD at Camp Borden 1946, another 30 went to the LdSH at Camp Wainwright, Alberta in March 1947.  Training on the tanks by the LdSH was also conducted at Camp Sarcee in Alberta, and at Camp Petawawa when the RCD moved there in the spring of 1948.

Belleville

The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in Belleville, Ontario, has a Universal Carrier in restored condition that is kept on display in the Belleville Armouries and sometimes run on parades.  This carrier was retrieved from a scrapyard in Newtonville and brought it to CFB Trenton, where the Land Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (LEME) mechanics at Base Maintenance Land (BML) restored it.  The vehicle was named "Katie" after a carrier depicted in a picture of The Regiment at Assoro in 1943.  The unit also holds a Canadian SMP truck and has acquired an M38 Jeep with a 106mm gun.  (The Regiment never used such a combination).

 (Terry Honour Photos)

106-mm M40A1 Recoilless Rifle mounted on an M38A1 CDN3 Jeep, inside the Armoury at 200 Pinnacle Street.

 

Borden, CFB Borden, Base Borden Military Museum

The page for AFVs preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the Tanks and AFVs on display in the Base Borden Museum at CFB Borden are listed on a separate web page.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Campbellford

Universal Carrier, Lake Superior Regiment, Cintheaux, France, 8 Aug 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3396172)

Universal Carrier Mk II, Memorial Military Museum, 226 Albert Street, 

M38 A1 CAN 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Jeep, Memorial Military Museum.

Dodge M-43 Truck,  Memorial Military Museum.

Cobalt

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Universal Carrier.  Algonquin Regiment.

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Universal Carrier hulk.

Collingwood

 (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69406), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129885, “Bun-Ben”, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 63.

Cornwall

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms) (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

M113 C & R Lynx, Cornwall Armoury, 505 4th St, Cornwall, Ontario.

Goderich

 (Photo courtesy of JustSomePics)

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65017), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30122996, Huron County Museum, 110 North St.  The tank is painted representing the command tank of Major David Currie V.C., South Alberta Regiment.

 (Huron County Museum Photo)

LAV III monument, Huron County Museum, 110 North St.

Haliburton

 (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69162), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129641, “Haliburton”, painted 45-7887.  This tank stands in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 129, 719 Mountain Street. 

Hamilton

CMP Truck, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

Hanover

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 64969), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30122948, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 130, 493 8th Ave.

Heard

M113A2 APC.

105-mm C1A1 Howitzer.

155-mm M109 SP Howitzer.

Hearst

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

M113, Memorial Park, 700 Front Street.

Iroquois Falls

M113, Anson Drive and Devonshire Street.

Kars, Swords and Ploughshares Museum, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), K0A2E0.  Curator: Major Mike T.A. Calnan.

Ram II tank with 6-pounder gun on maneuvers, possibly in the UK, ca 1943.  (CF Photo)

Canadian Ram II tank, Shop No. 521, (Serial No. WD CT39987), used as a bulldozer, turret without gun, tracks off.

LVT1 Water Buffalo, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), Kars, Ontario.

British FV432 Trojan APC, 7500 Reeve Craig North (Rural Route #1), Kars, Ontario.

M7B2 Priest 105-mm SP Gun replica built by students of Gananoque High School in 1994 to honour two of the students grandparents who had landed on D-Day with the 14th Field Regiment, RCA which was equipped with the Priest.

M3 Armoured Halftrack.

M5 Armoured Halftrack.

M20 Armoured Utility Car (based on the M8 Greyhound).

Universal Carrier Mk I.  Built by Ford of Canada in June of 1944, painted with the markings of a gun tractor in the 1st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, ca. 1943.

Universal Carrier Mk II.

T-16 Carrier.

Canadian Windsor Carrier.

FV401 Cambridge Carrier (chassis from the last of the Universal Carrier series).

Canadian CT15-TA 15-cwt Armoured truck.

British Ferret Scout Car with turret.

Kenora

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Universal Carrier.  Kenora Armouy.

Keswick, Georgina Military Museum, 26061 Woodbine Avenue.

1952 M135 2-1/2-ton Truck.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Leopard C1 Main Battle Tank (Serial No. 78-85067), with a mock tank turret.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

M113A2 APC.

C1A1 105-mm Howitzer (Serial No. 13561), 1955.

Willys Jeep ambulance, RCAMC, Vaucelles, France, 20 Jul 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3391694)

Willys Jeep.

Iltis ¼- ton Truck with trailer.

CFB Kingston.

The page for AFVs preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the Tanks and AFVs on display at CFB Kingston and RMC are listed on a separate web page.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Kitchener

 (Photo courtesy of JustSomePics)

Russian T-54 Main Battle Tank, K-W Surplus, Victoria St N.

London

Sexton 25-pounder SP Gun, Perry Kitson Collection.  This Sexton is the 2115th of 2150 produced. It came off the assembly line at Montreal Locomotive Works in Jan/Feb 1945. It was used by Canada until the mid fifties when it was sent to Portugal under the MDAP. When Portugal sold them as surplus in 1979, 40 were brought to the US by SECO in Augusta, Georgia. Perry Kitson purchased this one in 2003 and repatriated it to Canada.

Sherman V Command tank ( nick-named Vancouver) commanded by MGen B.M. Hoffmeister, GOC 5th Canadian Armour Division, Castrocielo, Italy, 26 May 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3574213)

M4A2(75) Sherman III Medium Tank with a crew from Alberta, Vaucelles, France, ca 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233170)

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour) (Photos courtesy of Lucas Freitas)

M4A2(75) Sherman III Medium Tank, (Serial No. 7606), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 3062855, WD No. CT-152655, No. 51, “Holy Roller”, 1st Hussar Memorial, Victoria Park, Central Ave.  This tank saw combat in NW Europe from D-Day, 6 June 1944 to VE-Day, 8 May 1945.  It has early direct vision ports for the driver and co-driver, but also has appliqué armour on the hull sides and trailing return rollers found on on the VVSS version.   It also has an M34 mantlet and a late one piece final drive, possibly upgraded post-war.  “Holy Roller” is one of four surviving original Shermans that fought in Europe and returned to Canada in 1945.  "Bomb", in Sherbrooke, Quebec, "Cathy" at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, and "Forceful III" in the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario are the other survivors.

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier.

London, Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

 (Photo courtesy of Balcer) (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69199), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129678, “Angel” markings of the 6th Armoured Regiment, 1st Hussars.

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

Universal Carrier.

 (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

M113 C & R Lynx.

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

AVGP Cougar.

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

AVGP Grizzly.

Madawaska

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, No. 1 of 2, in front of the cemetery on Madawaska Road (Highway 523).

 (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, No. 2 of 2, in front of the cemetery on Madawaska Road (Highway 523).

Meaford

 (Alf Adams Photo)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65008, built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30122987, Main Gate, Central Area Training Centre.

 (Alf Adams Photo)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, Serial No. 2548, 20-pounder main gun, Main Gate, CATC.

M113 C & R Lynx, Main Gate, CATC.

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65248, built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123227, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 32, Legion Road, Meaford Park.

Mount Forest

M109A4 155-mm SP Howitzer turret on heavy duty mounting in the War Memorial   Park on Hwy 6.

Oshawa

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65223), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123202, “Conqueror”.  This tank stands in front of the Oshawa Armoury, 535 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario.

M113 C & R Lynx, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43, 471 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, Ontario.

Oshawa, The Ontario Regiment Museum, The Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N.

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65240), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123219, "Beowulf".  This tank is now inside the Museum hangar.

 (Photo courtesy of photographs@ontrmuseum.ca, Wikipedia)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 64993), built by Fisher, Reg. No.  30122972, “Bart”, DND 78-904.

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

M24 Chaffee Light Tank.

American M60A3 Patton Main Battle Tank (Serial No. 2918A).  Storage compound.

American M60A3 Patton Main Battle Tank (2938A).  Storage compound.

American M551A1 Sheridan Light Tank (Serial No. 76).

American M551A1 Sheridan Light Tank (Serial No. 1068).

  (Photo courtesy of the Ontario Regiment Museum)

FV433 Abbot 105-mm SP Gun, (Serial No. 06EB80.  Storage building.

Universal Carrier Mk II, (Serial No. CT201439).  Inside the Museum hanagar.

Universal Carrier (Serial No. CT40133), towing a Ordnance QF 6-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.  Inside the Museum hangar.

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

M8 Greyhound Armouored Car, (Serial No. F268708).  Inside the Museum hangar.

Ferret Scout Car Mk 1, UN colours.  Storage building.

Ferret Scout Car Mk 1.

M113A2 EVSEV (with dozer blade), and M113 TUA (TOW under armour).

M113A2 (C1844MAA).

US M113A2 APC (MSJ18431MAA).

US M113A2 APCs(MSJ21144MAA).

US M113A2 APCs (MSJ18218MAA).

M548 Cargo.  Storage building.

M577 CP.

M113 C & R Lynx, UN colours.

AVGP Cougar, (Serial No. F268708).  Inside the Museum hangar.

AVGP Grizzly, (Serial No. 78-37263).  Storage building.

AVGP Husky, (Serial No. 78-37562).  Storage building.

Truck, CMP, radio version.  Inside Museum hangar.

Truck, CMP, Cargo.  Inside Museum hangar.

Truck, CMP, Cargo.  Inside Museum hangar.

Truck, GMC 2-½ ton CCKW, MLVW, M35CDN (three).  Storage compound.

Truck, 2-1/2 ton, Cargo.  Storage building.

M38 A1 CAN 2¼ -ton 4 X 4 Jeep.  Inside the Museum Hangar.

Iltis ¼- ton Truck.  Storage building.

M114 155-mm Howitzer, 1955, (Serial No. CDN 23).

Oshawa

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

AVGP Cougar, 1220 Keith Ross Dr and Taunton Rd W.

Ottawa

Universal Carrier Mk I, (Serial No. CT201593), Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elizabeth Dr.  Renovated by the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Foundation.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

M24 Chaffee Light Tank (Serial No. TBC), Hylands Golf Club on Alert Road.

Ottawa, National Military Cemetery, Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave.

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69257), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129736, “Hussar”, painted DND 78-749.

Ottawa, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place.

The page for AFVs preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the Tanks and AFVs on display in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa are listed on a separate web page.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Owen Sound

 (photo courtesy of Justsomepics)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69393), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129872.  This tank stands in front of the Owen Sound Armoury, 10th St E & 8th Ave E.

CFB Petawawa, Military Museums.

The page for AFVs preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the Tanks and AFVs on display in the CFB Petawawa Military Museums are listed on a separate web page.  (This should keep the webpage from crashing).

Sarnia

 (1st Hussars Photo)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65042), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123021, “Calamity”, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 62.

Scarbourough

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, privately owned, Scarborough, Ontario.

Shirley’s Bay, Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank,  privately owned.  The concrete pad for this tank is in place, but the tank itself is currently missing, possibly returned to a private owner.

Universal Carrier.

M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier.

M113 C & R Lynx

St Catherines

M5A1 Stuart recce tank without turret, LdSH (RC) at a crossroads in Italy, ca. 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada  Photo, MIKAN  No. 4166584)

 (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

M5A1 Stuart VI Light Tank (without turret), (Serial No. 10778), combat survivor, served with the Lincoln & Welland Regiment, Serial No. WD CT271427, Lake Street Armoury, 81 Lake Street.

St Thomas

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65032), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123011, and a few sections of Engineer bridging, St. Thomas Armoury, Wilson Ave & Chester St.

M113 APC, Severn River, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235941)

M113 APC, Severn River, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235944)

M113 APC, Severn River, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235948)

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

M113 APC, (one of two), St. Thomas Armoury, Elgin Military Museum.

 (Photos courtesy of Maxwell Toms)

M113 APC, (second of two), St. Thomas Armoury, Elgin Military Museum.

 (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

M113 C & R Lynx, St. Thomas Armoury, Elgin Military Museum.

Sudbury

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65076), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123055, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 76, 1553 Weller Street.

Thunder Bay

 (Photos courtesy of Terry Honour)

Universal Carrier, Hillcrest Park, High St between Red River Rd and Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Two M113 APCs reported to be located at a Royal Canadian Legion in Thunder Bay.

Toronto

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road.

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69036), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129515, “Athene”.  This tank is one of two standing in front of the LCol George Taylor Denison Armoury, 1 Yukon Lane.

Canadian M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69209), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129688, “Ares”, LCol George Taylor Denison Armoury, 1 Yukon Lane.

  (Photo courtesy ofPaul Johnston)

M113 C & R Lynx, Canadian Forces College, Toronto.

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, 20-pounder main gun, on display at the Canadian National Exhibition, ca. 1965.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKANNo. 4235116)

 (Photos courtesy of LCol Paul Johnston)

Leopard C2 tank (Serial No. 78-85066), Canadian Forces College, Toronto.