Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Tanks and AFVs (5) Ontario, 4 CDSB Petawawa

Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles,

4 Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa

Data current to 16 Oct 2019.

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 Tanks and AFVs found at 4 CDSB Petawawa would be most welcome. 

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Tank and AFV found at 4 CDSB Petawawa.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these guns to provide and update the data found on these web pages.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Guns and Artillery in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

For all official data concerning the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, please click on the link to their website:

Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Website

Note: Back in the day, artillery in Canada was referred to by its radio call sign "Sheldrake".  It is now referred to by its "Golf" call sign.  (Acorn sends)

 (Author Photo, 11 Oct 2019)

4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa was founded in 1905 as Camp Petawawa.  The base provides support services to meet or exceed the requirements of the Units that exist on Garrison Petawawa.  The Garrison is home to 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, 1st Canadian Field Hospital, 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron , 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron and a multitude of other Units.

Diagram 1 of 2, showing the locations of Military kit on display at 4 CDSB Petawawa.

Diagram 2 of 2, showing the locations of Military kit on display at 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 64966), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30122945, “Worthy”, Main Gate, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234039)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank, Camp Petawawa, ca. 1963.

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M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69135), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129614, in front of 2 CMBG HQ.

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M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 651241), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123220, Garrison Petawawa Museum and the Canadian Airborne Forces Museum.

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M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 69241), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129720, Worthington Barracks, Royal Canadian Dragoons, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, 20-pounder main gun, Garrison Petawawa Museum and the Canadian Airborne Forces Museum.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234066)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, 20-pounder main gun, RCD, Germany.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234065)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, 20-pounder main gun, RCD, Germany.

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Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk. 5, 20-pounder main gun, RCD lines, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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Leopard 1A3 Main Battle Tank, CFR No. 78-85096, RCD lines, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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Leopard C2 Main Battle Tank, RCD Lines, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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Beaver Armoured Vehicle Bridge Layer (AVBL), 2 Combat Engineer Regiment, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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AVGP Cougar, Garrison Petawawa Museum and the Canadian Airborne Forces Museum.

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AVGP Cougar, RCD Lines Petawawa.

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AVGP Grizzly, Museum, Garrison Petawawa Museum and the Canadian Airborne Forces Museum.

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AVGP Grizzly, RCR lines, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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Ferret Scout Car Mk 1, Garrison Petawawa Museum and the Canadian Airborne Forces MuseumNo. 1 of 3.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235204)

RCD Ferret, UN patrol, Middle East.

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Ferret Scout Car Mk 1, RCD lines, 4 CDSB Petawawa, No. 2 of 3.

  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235957)

RCD Ferret on patrol in Cyprus.

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Ferret Scout Car Mk 1, RCD Memorial, 4 CDSB Petawawa, No. 3 of 3.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235954)

RCD Ferrets with gun turrets on UN patrol, Cyprus.

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M113 APC, Museum, Garrison Petawawa Museum and the Canadian Airborne Forces Museum.

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M113A2 MRT, E46D with extended fuel cells, 2 CMBG HQ, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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M113 Section Engineer Vehicle (SEV),  2 Combat Engineer Regiment, 4 CDSB Petawawa, Ontario.

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M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. 67-35910), 41C, Garrison Petawawa Museum and the Canadian Airborne Forces Museum.  No. 1 of 3.

Information on the correct CFR number for this vehicle would be most welcome.  The hull number on the Lynx is on the upper right corner of the glacis plate (vehicle's right) 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.

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M113 C & R Lynx, CFR No. unknown, "Deeming", No. 3 of 3, RCD Lines, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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M113 C & R Lynx, CFR No. CR2-131, 41E, No. 2 of 3, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

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T17E1 Staghound, previously stored at Worthington Barracks, Royal Canadian Dragoons, currently on loan to the Royal Ontario Regiment, Oshawa, Ontario.

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Universal Carrier, CT200441, RCD lines, 4 CDSB Petawawa.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3613151)

Canadian Lloyd and Universal Carriers, training in the UK, 1942.

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155-mm M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer, (Serial No. 77233), 1985, AC: CX, ECC: 119205 HUI C: 1764, SAUI C: 1764, VMO No. DLE21804, VMO Date: 24 Jul 2005.  Display Monument.  “26A”, the 1st Gun, 2nd troop, 2nd Battery, Menin Road.

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Russian 57-mm ASU-57 SP Gun SP Gun, Museum Park.  

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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