Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Tanks and AFVs (5) Ontario, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Sarnia, Scarborough, Shirley's Bay, St. Catherines, St. Thomas, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Trenton, Waterloo

Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles in Ontario, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Sarnia, Scarborough, Shirley's Bay, St. Catherines, St. Thomas, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Trenton, Waterloo

Data current to 14 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 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.

Ottawa

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

 (Terry Honour Photos)

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

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

 (Author Photos)

 (Normand Roberge Photo)

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

 (Justsomepics Photo)

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.

Tanks and AFVs on display in the CFB Petawawa Military Museums are listed on a separate web page.

Sarnia

 (David Cail Photo)

M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65042), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123021, “Calamity”, 1st Hussars, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 62.  

LAV III Monument, Sarnia-Lambton Afghanistan Monument.

 (Floyd McCormick Photos)

AVGP Cougar, Major GH Stirrett, MC, DCM Armoury.

Scarbourough

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

Shirley’s Bay, Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

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.

M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carrier.

 (Google Maps Photo)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown).

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.

Shirley’s Bay, Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre - Air Cadet Camp

 (Author Photos, 12 Oct 2019)

Fv432 Armoured Personnel Carrier (UK), Serial No. 07F.A18.

St Catherines

(Library and Archives Canada  Photo, MIKAN  No. 4166584)

M5A1 Stuart recce tank without turret, LdSH (RC) at a crossroads in Italy, ca. 1943.

 (Andre Blanchard Photo)

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

 (Terry Honour Photo)

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.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235941)

M113A1 APC, Severn River, Ontario.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235944)

M113A1 APC, Severn River, Ontario. 

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235948)

M113A1 APC, Severn River, Ontario.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

M113A1 APC, No. 1 of 2, St. Thomas Armoury, Elgin Military Museum.

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photo)

M113A1 APC, No. 2 of 2, St. Thomas Armoury, Elgin Military Museum.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

M113 C & R Lynx (Serial No. unknown), St. Thomas Armoury, Elgin Military Museum.

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.

Sudbury

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

 (Terry Honour Photos)

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

M113A1 APCs, two are reported to be located at a Royal Canadian Legion in Thunder Bay.

Tanks and AFVs in Toronto are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Trenton

LAV III Monument, Bain Park, 327 Dundas St. East.

Waterloo

LAV III Monument, Waterloo Cenotaph, 100 Regina Street South.

   

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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