The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) is Calgary's local Armoured Reconnaissance
The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) was formed in Calgary on April 1st, 1910. The founding unit was the 103rd Regiment "Calgary Rifles." The King's Own are located at Mewata Armouries 801 11th St SW.
The103rd Calgary Rifles formed several battalions, including the 50th Battalion (Canadian Expeditionary Force), for overseas service in World War I. The King's Own is descended from the 50th Bn, CEF. For World War II, the Regiment was reorganized and had several names including the 14th Armoured Regiment (Calgary Regiment) RCAC. The 14th Armoured was commonly referred to as "The Calgary Tanks." The Regiment was renamed to the current designation in 1958.
The King's Own has been organized as infantry, machine gun, and tank, but is currently tasked as a reconnaissance unit, and equipped with the Canadian Command and Reconnaissance version of the Mercedes Benz Gelandewagen (G-Wagen). The unit is prepared to assist with domestic operations (natural and manmade disasters, aid to civil power, or security) within Canada, as well as for overseas operations. Soldiers from the King's Own have served with, or are deployed on, numerous United Nations and NATO operations.
We have a long and proud history in the city
and surrounding area and will continue to have influence in Calgary and beyond well into the future.