1st Hussars

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"Today Not Tomorrow"


Wolseley Barracks
701 Oxford St. E.
London, ON N5Y 4T7


574 Confederation Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 2C3

Wolseley Barracks

Wolseley Barracks

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: London Reserve Recruiting
Phone: 519-660-5275 x 5300
Email: LondonRec@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

September to June:

  • Wednesday evenings in London.
  • Thursday evenings in Sarnia.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit




See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Allan S. Finney
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Colin Jenkins

The 1st Hussars is a Primary Reserve Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment of the Canadian Army. As part of 31 Canadian Brigade Group, the Regiment is based in London and Sarnia and provides the Brigade with highly motivated and trained armoured crewmen. The 1st Hussars has a long and storied history that includes the D-Day landings as well as more recent peacekeeping operations and support to the Afghan mission.

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

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Wolseley Barracks
701 Oxford St. E.
London, ON N5Y 4T7

Phone: 519-660-5025


574 Confederation Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 2C3

Phone: 519-337-2711, Ext. 322

The 1st Hussars was founded in 1856 with the formation of the First London Volunteer Troop of Cavalry. Through the amalgamation of several troops in southwestern Ontario, the 1st Regiment of Cavalry was formed on 29 May 1872. In April 1892 the Regiment was redesignated the First Hussars and thus became the Canadian Cavalry Regiment which has held its name longer than any other.

During the South African War, the Regiment contributed officers and men to the Canadian contingent and was awarded the Battle Honour, South Africa 1900.

Read more of our history.

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