Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Tanks and AFVs, (10) Newfoundland and Labrador, (11) Northwest Territories, (12) Nunavut, (13) Yukon Territory

Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles in Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon Territory

Data current to 24 Feb 2021.

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

Newfoundland and Labrador

Corner Brook

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), Gallipoli Armoury. 

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is usually on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (when you are in the Lynx) in a rectangle deliberately left bare of grip tread paint, also on the rear door about 3" above the handle pivot and on the observer's hatch between the 2 hinge arm brackets.

Happy Valley, Labrador

 (Chris Charland Photos)

Universal Carrier, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 51.

St. John’s, Pleasantville

Universal Carrier on a training exercise in the UK, 18 October 1940.  The crew are demonstrating the use of the 2-inch mortar and Bren gun on an anti-aircraft mounting.  (Government of the United Kingdom Photo)

 Universal Carrier, (Serial No. TL12870D), top enclosed, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 56.   (Photo courtesy of Steve Cooney)

Northwest Territories


 (CambridgeBayWeather Photo)

 (Gary Counsell Photos)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. CR2-145), all-white, UN markings, military park with propeller and anchor mounted in front of the Department of National Defence Joint Task Force (North) Headquarters, located in the Evans Building at 4816 49 Street, Yellowknife, NT. 


No AFVs documented.

Yukon Territory

 No AFVs documented.


Major Hal Skaarup has woven together an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored armoured fighting vehicles on display in Canada. He highlights the importance of these upon key turning points in history when these AFVs were in use as tools of war at home and overseas. We often associate the evolution of military prowess with the advancement of sophisticated technology. Major Skaarup's descriptions of Canadian armour as it evolved to the level it has today reveals that military planners have had to be continuously creative in adapting to the changes in modern combat. They had to devise many intricate techniques, tactics and procedures to overcome the insurgents and opposition forces faced in Afghanistan and future overseas missions where Canadian armour will be brought into play. This guide book will show the interested reader where to find examples of the historical armour preserved in Canada, and perhaps serve as a window on how Canada's military contribution to safety and security in the world has evolved.

Lieutenant-General Steven S. Bowes

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