The South Alberta Light Horse

Unit Information

The South Alberta Light Horse Badge

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Army Reserve

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Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Phone: 780-973-4011, Ext. 5346 or 403-310-2769 (Medicine Hat Area)

Or contact

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

When We Train

Wednesday nights 7- 10 pm during the training year (September to May).

Trades In Our Unit


Who We Are

The South Alberta Light Horse (SALH) is a Primary Reserve armoured unit of the Canadian Forces. The SALH are part of 41 Canadian Brigade Group in Alberta, with one squadron located at Jefferson Armoury in Edmonton and one squadron located in Medicine Hat.

As a Primary Reserve unit, service is voluntary and is for an indefinite period of time. Reservists are enrolled to serve on a part-time basis but they may volunteer for full-time employment in the Canadian Forces. While serving in a reserve unit, most reservists have full-time careers in a wide range of civilian occupations or are full-time students.

Benefits of Joining

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.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Shawn Thirlwell
  • Regimental Sergeant Major  - Chief Warrant Officer C. Howie

Contact Us

The South Alberta Light Horse B Squadron
Brigadier James Curry Jefferson Armoury
1630, 109th Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5G 2T8
780-973-4011, Ext. 5626

The South Alberta Light Horse A Squadron
Patterson Armoury
120 Cuyler Road SE
Medicine Hat, AB
T1C 1B2
403-504-3775, Ext. 3777


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The South Alberta Light Horse originated in Calgary, Alberta on July 3,1905, when The 15th Light Horse was authorized to be formed.Continue reading: The South Alberta Light Horse.

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