The M4A2(76)W Sherman

A group of six M4A2(76)W Sherman tanks training at Camp Petawawa in the 1950’s (DND Image)

From its entry into service in 1943 until its final departure some four decades later, the Sherman was a valuable asset to the Canadian Armoured Corps. The tanks that were used overseas by Canada during the Second World War were predominantly of the M4A4 design equipped with the 75mm gun. At the end of the conflict, it was decided that the costs associated with the repair and shipping of the war weary tanks in Europe was cost prohibitive for the peacetime Canadian Army, so a purchase of 300 new Sherman M4A2(76)W tanks was made from the United States. The tanks were purchased from unfulfilled wartime Soviet orders and were equipped with twin General Motors diesel engines, Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) and a more potent 76mm main gun.  It appears that the final number of tanks delivered to Canada differed slightly from the initial order, with 294 tanks being received at Long Point depot in late 1946.

Near directly upon receipt, the regular force units of the Canadian Armoured Corps and the Armoured Corps School began conversion training onto the new Sherman’s from the older M4A1 Grizzlies. By 1947 the new tanks could be found across Canada and by 1952, even the reserve force had converted to the type. During the Korean War, the Canadian Armoured Corps left their M4A2’s in Canada, using M4A3 Sherman’s in combat supplied from US Army stocks. Modifications in use are generally limited but In 1947, three tanks had their turrets removed and were fitted with flame throwers in place of the bow machines gun. These tanks were known as Sherman Badgers.

In 1952, the Canadian Army began to receive its new main battle tanks, the British Centurion. These modern tanks were immediately issued to the Canadian Brigade in Germany and the regular force armoured units in Canada. There was a period of cross-over where both Sherman’s and Centurions were used together in training, but by the mid 1950’s the Sherman were predominately used by reserve armoured units. Tanks in use by reserve armored units in this period often have their tracks changed from the steel T66 or T80 designs to the rubber T84. This was primarily due to the need for the reserve units, which had vehicles at their armouries, to parade or transport them on paved public roads. Cities and towns were not keen on having the army tear up their streets.

The 1950’s also saw a shift in the Canadian Army to a National Survival training scheme. This saw many reserve armored units turn their focus away from tanks to learning how to survive after a nuclear attack. The shift was not well liked and caused the loss of many service personnel. During this time each unit may have had one to four Shermans for training at their unit armouries and relied on “Pool” tanks held at bases such as Meaford, for summer concentration and training camps. With the surplus of tanks, 30 were converted to Sherman armoured personnel carriers for use at Camp Borden.

By 1965, the Sherman’s were being retired from armoured units and many were replaced with Jeeps. The last tanks were converted to hard targets or monuments with few leaving the DND inventory in disposal sales. The Ontario Regiment was the last unit to use the Sherman’s in training. As late as 1971, they retained 3 at Oshawa in the three colour camouflage pattern, commonly seen on Canadian army vehicles of the period.

The last Sherman to have the distinction of operational use in the Canadian Forces must go to a turretless tower that was converted by EME at CFB Gagetown. This tank was later painted yellow and used for range clearing by means of three electro-magnets, hung from a tubular frame on the bow plate. It was last used as a tower without magnets, at the Land Engineering and Test Establishment (LETE) in Ottawa in the mid 1990’s before going to the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC) to act as a spares source for the operable Sherman maintained by their Historical Vehicle Troop.

Tanks By Registration Number

This list contains the movement history of 292 individual tanks from the group of 294 purchased by Canada. It is based on research in the Sherman tank files at Library and Archives Canada and analysis of photographic and textual records of the vehicles in Canadian service. The list actually contains 299 entries but 7 blanks act as place holders for vehicles that were disposed of early in their use and where the DND number was omitted from the 1965 era document. it is also known that by 1952, the inventory of Sherman M4A2(76)W tanks in Canada was 293, indicating that one had been disposed of by that time and by 1965, that number had decreased to 292.

An acknowledgment must go to Rod Henderson for his efforts in the research and creation of the initial form of this list as it appeared on the now retired Ramtank website.

DND Number Serial NumberNameVehicle History and Images
78-693BettyApril 1963: South Alberta Light Horse as “Betty”
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-694Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Deleted from Central Pool
May 1965: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden
78-695Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-696Feb 1962: Saskatchewan Dragoons, Moose Jaw
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
July 1965: PCC. Hard target Dundurn, Saskatchewan
78-697Feb 1962: Saskatchewan Dragoons, Moose Jaw
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-698Feb 1962: Saskatchewan Dragoons, Moose Jaw
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-699Feb 1962: 7 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Dundurn
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-700April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1964: Hard Target Sarcee, Alberta
78-701
Training with the Royal Canadian Hussars. Note the “45” prefix to the DND number. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
May 1965: Eastern Ontario Pool
78-702MVP
Members of the Fort Garry Horse cleaning the barrel on “MVP”. (Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archive)
“A” squadron of the Fort Garry Horse in formation circa 1956. 78-702 is on the left (Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archive)
July 1956: Fort Gary Horse
April 1963: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
78-703April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-704Feb 1962: 14th Canadian Hussars, Swift Current
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-705Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Western Ontario Pool
78-706Feb 1962: Saskatchewan Dragoons, Moose Jaw
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-707March 1964: 41 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Valcartier
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 41 Camp Ordnance Railhead, intended as hard target at Valcartier
78-708May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-709Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Western Ontario Pool
78-71078-710 seen at at Longue Point ordnance depot shortly after delivery to Canada. (DND Image)
Sept 1962: RCEME School, being condemned
March 1964: 4 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Meaford
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Meaford
78-711Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: PCC due to fire damage
May 1965: 6 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Kamloops
78-712Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool, Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-713May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-714May 1965: Nova Scotia/ PEI Area Pool
78-715April 1963: British Columbia Dragoons
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-716April 1963: 12 Manitoba Dragoons
April 1963: PCC
May 1965: Nova Scotia / PEI Area Pool
78-717April 1963: South Alberta Light Horse
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-718March 1964: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Shilo, Manitoba
78-719May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-720April 1963: British Columbia Dragoons
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-721Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited storage until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-72278-722 Seen during a driving and maintenance course with the LDSH in 1951. The DND number is painted on the muzzle cover. (Courtesy Sean McNicholl)
1951: Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC)
May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-723April 1963: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
April 1963: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Shilo, Manitoba
78-724May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-725May 1965: Nova Scotia / PEI Area Pool
78-726An early image of 78-726 with the Fort Garry Horse. Note the bow MG cover. (Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archive)
Unknown date: Fort Garry Horse
April 1963: British Columbia Dragoons
May 1965: Hard target Vernon, British Columbia
78-727
78-728April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-729May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-730May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-731Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: RCEME School, Borden
May 1965: RCEME School, Borden
78-732May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-73364921A crew briefing on 78-733. Note the spotlight in the down position on the right side of the turret top plate. (DND image)
Unknown date: Western Command
Unknown date: Memorial Wainwright
78-734May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-735May 1965: Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-736March 1964:  Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment, Valcartier
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe listed as condemned
78-737HavocA squadron of Halifax Rifles tanks. 78-737 is second from left. (Halifax Rifles Museum and Archives)
Aug 1962: Gagetown, being condemned
March 1964: PCC
78-738May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-739
Training with the Royal Canadian Hussars. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
May 1965: Hull Regiment
78-740An early image of 78-740 taken during winter. Note the windscreen in use. (DND image)
July 1948: Wainwright
1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-741April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-742Feb 1962: 7 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Dundurn
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-743April 1963: South Alberta Light Horse
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-744April 1963: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
April 1963: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Wainwright, Alberta
78-745April 1963: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: Hard target Shilo, Manitoba
78-746Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
78-747May 1965: Camp Farnham
78-748Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
March 1964: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe, listed as condemned
78-749Hussar
78-749 on exercise with the 8th Hussars. Among the officers having a look is Major-General F. F. Worthington standing on the turret. (DND Image)
Unknown date: 8th Canadian Hussars
Aug 1962: Gagetown, being condemned
March 1964: 40 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Gagetown
March 1964: PCC
78-750May 1965: Camp Farnham
78-751 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-752 Feb 1962: British Columbia Regiment, Nanaimo
May 1965: Held at Nanaimo
78-753 March 1952: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Olds
April 1963: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead Wainwright
April 1963: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Wainwright
78-754 May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-755 May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-756 May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-757 May 1965: Nova Scotia / PEI Area Pool
78-758 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Western Ontario Pool
78-759 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: Camp Farnham
May 1965: Camp Farnham
May 1965: Eastern Ontario Pool
78-760 May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-761 May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-762 78-762 on left with call sign “26” on the turret side (DND Image)
March 1964: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe, listed as condemned
78-763 78-763 taken at Camp Wainwright c.1950 (The Memory Project)
May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-764 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Western Ontario Pool
78-765 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited storage until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-766 May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-767 May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-768 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: deleted from Central pool
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-769 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-770 
Heading out onto the range with the Royal Canadian Hussars. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
May 1965: Le Régiment de Trois-Rivières
May 1965: Eastern Ontario Pool
78-771 May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-772 Feb 1962: 14th Cdn Hussars, Swift Current
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-773 
Heading out onto the range with the Royal Canadian Hussars. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
May 1965: Camp Farnham
May 1965: Eastern Ontario Pool
78-774 87-774 seen on the firing line at Petawawa in the winter of 1963 being used by the Royal Canadian Hussars. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited storage until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-775 May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-776 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-777 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead Petawawa, limited storage until needed
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead depot stock
78-778 Feb 1962: British Columbia Regiment, Nanaimo
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-779 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed by 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-780 May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-781 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed by 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-782 May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-783 April 1963: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
March 1964: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
78-784 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed by 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-785 April 1963: 12th Manitoba Dragoons
May 1965: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
78-786 May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-787 Seven tanks of the LDSH on the range in 1951. 78-787 is on the right. (Image Sean McNicholl)
1951: Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC)
Aug 1962: Gagetown, being condemned
March 1964: Gagetown
March 1964: PCC
78-788 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-789 May 1965: 41 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Valcartier, on loan to Defence Research Board at  Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment, Valcartier
78-790 An evocative image of winter training showing 78-790 being used by the Ontario Regiment. (Ontario Regiment Museum)
Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-791 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: Camp Farnham
May 1965: Camp Farnham
May 1965: Eastern Ontario Pool
78-792 Feb 1962: 8 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Vernon. Withdrawn from British Columbia Dragoons, being worked on to be returned to British Columbia Dragoons
May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-793 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden, limited preservation
May 1965: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden
78-794 Feb 1962: 14th Cdn Hussars, Swift Current
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-795 April 1963: 12th Manitoba Dragoons
April 1963: PCC
March 1964: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: Hard target Shilo
78-796 April 1963: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-797 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed by 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-798 78-798 Seen during a driving and maintenance course with the LDSH in 1951. The DND number is painted on the muzzle cover. (Courtesy Sean McNicholl)
1951: Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC)
1960: Converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-799 
The Halifax Rifles on a training exercise. (Halifax Rifles Museum and Archives)
1960: Halifax Rifles
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden, limited preservation
May 1965: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden
78-800 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Camp Farnham
May 1965: Eastern Ontario Pool
78-801 April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-802 April 1963: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78–803 March 1964: 41 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Valcartier
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 41 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Valcartier, intended as hard target at Valcartier
78-804 Sept 1962:42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, being condemned
May 1965: Hard target Petawawa
78-805 1960: Converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-806 March 1964:  Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment, Valcartier
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 41 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Valcartier, intended as hard target at Valcartier
78-807 
Well camouflaged at Camp Gagetown. The Cross on the turret side is an exercise marking. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-808 1st Hussars tanks on the firing line (1st Hussars Museum and Archive)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: RCAC School, Borden
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-809 May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-810 HunterA squadron of Halifax Rifles tanks. 78-810 is on the left. (Halifax Rifles Museum and Archives)
Aug 1962: Gagetown, being condemned
March 1964: 40 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Gagetown
March 1964: PCC
78-811 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, being condemned
May 1965: Hard target Petawawa
78-812 March 1964: 41 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Valcartier Valcartier
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 41 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Valcartier, intended as hard target at Valcartier
78-813 Jan 1947: Royal Canadian Dragoons
April 1963:44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-814 April 1963:44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-815 Feb 1962: British Columbia Regiment, Nanaimo
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-816 March 1952: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Red Deer
April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Red Deer
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-817  
78-818 Feb 1962: British Columbia, Vancouver. Used for familiarization at Beatty St. Armoury
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-819 Feb 1962: British Columbia Regiment, Nanaimo
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-820 March 1952: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Red Deer
April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Red Deer
April 1963: PCC
March 1964: 17 Regional Ordnance Depot, Sarcee
May 1964: Hard target, Sarcee
78-821 April 1963: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-822 March 1952: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Red Deer
April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Red Deer
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-823 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Western Ontario Pool
78-824 May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-825 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
78-826 Feb 1962: Fort Garry Horse
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-827 April 1963:44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-828 March 1952: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
Feb 1962: 8 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Vernon – withdrawn from British Columbia Dragoons, being worked on to be returned to British Columbia Dragoons
April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-829 Sept 1962: Borden
May 1965: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe
78-830 March 1964: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe
March 1964: PCC
May 1965:25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe, listed as condemned
78-831  
78-832  
78-833  
78-834 78-834 with “B” squadron of the British Columbia Dragoons. (BCD Museum)
Unkown Date: British Columbia Dragoons
Feb 1962: British Columbia Regiment, Nanaimo
May 1965: held at Nanaimo – fix or PCC
78-835  
78-836 May 1965: Hull Regiment
78-837 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, being condemned
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Meaford
78-838 March 1952: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Stettler
April 1963: British Columbia Dragoons
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-839 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-840 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-841 May 1965: Hard target Shilo
78-842 April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-843 March 1952: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-844 March 1952: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Olds
April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-845 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, being condemned
May 1965: Hard target Petawawa
78-846 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, being condemned
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Meaford
78-847 Sept 1962: MeafordMay 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-848 78-848 on a cold day in Petawawa with the Regiment de Hull. (DND Image)
Feb 1951: Regiment de Hull winter training, Petawawa
1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-849 April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-850 78-850 seen with well polished track from use and a variation of the font on the DND number. (DND Image)
April 1963: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
April 1963: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Wainwright
78-85164965  78-851 on right at the Glenemma Range with the BCD’s in summer 1957. Note stowage of the tow cable. (Okanagan Military Museum)
1957: British Columbia Dragoons, Glenemma Range.
Unknown Date: Memorial Wainwright
78-852 May 1965: Camp Farnham
78-853 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-854 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited storage until needed
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-855 Sept 1962:42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, being condemned
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Meaford
78-856 78-856 on right at Camp Borden (Ontario Regiment Museum)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
78-857 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited storage until needed
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, depot stock
78-858 March 1964:  Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment, Valcartier
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 41 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Valcartier, intended as hard target at Valcartier
78-859 
A squadron of tanks from the Royal Canadian Hussars. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
May 1965: Eastern Ontario Pool
Museum piece, Quebec
78-860 Feb 1962: Fort Garry Horse
May 1965: Training aid Fort Garry Horse
78-861 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Western Ontario Pool
78-862 April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-863 Feb 1962: Fort Garry Horse
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-864 Bishop
78-864 being used for recruiting by the Fort Garry Horse. According to the sign on the hull, parade night was every Wednesday evening at the Fort Osborne Barracks. (Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archive)
78-864 again being used for recruiting by the Fort Garry Horse in the 1950’s. Note the detail paint on the road wheel and drive sprocket fasteners! (Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archive)
Unknown date: Fort Garry Horse
Feb 1962: Fort Garry Horse
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-865 A well worn 78-865 on the gunnery range with the Fort Gary Horse. (Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archive)
April 1963: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-866 Feb 1962: Fort Garry Horse
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-867 May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-868 Feb 1962: Fort Garry Horse
May 1965: Manitoba Area Pool
78-869 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-870 
78-870 on right. (DND Image)
1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-871 May 1965: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe
78-872 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-873 Feb 1962: 7 AOD Dundurn
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool, Borden
78-874 A dynamic image of 78-874 firing on the range at Petawawa. (Library and Archives Canada)
1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-875 78-875 on right being used by the Grey and Simcoe Foresters while taking part in “Exercise Mandible” at Camp Meaford in October 1956. (Huron Museum)
October 1956: Grey and Simcoe Foresters, Meaford
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: deleted from Central pool
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-876 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-877 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden, limited preservation
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
1966: Ontario Regiment, photo in Oshawa Times
78-878 78-878 in use as an APC at Borden (1st Hussars Museum and Archives)
1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-879 May 1965: Royal Canadian Hussars
78-88064985 March 1964: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe
Transferred to Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Memorial, Borden
78-881 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited storage until needed
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, depot stock
78-882 May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-883 April 1963:45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
April 1963: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Wainwright
78-884 Sept 1962: Meaford
March 1964:40 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Gagetown
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-885 Sept 1962: RCEME School, being condemned
March 1964: 4 AOD Meaford
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Meaford
78-886 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-887 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-888 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-889 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-890 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-891 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: RCAC School, Borden
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-892 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-893 April 1963: British Columbia Dragoons
March 1963: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe, listed as condemned
78-894 May 1965: 45 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Wainwright
78-895 May 1965: Camp Farnham
78-896 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed by 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-897 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-898 Feb 1962: 8 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Vernon – withdrawn from British Columbia Dragoons, being worked on to be returned to British Columbia Dragoons
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-899 May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-900 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden, limited preservation
May 1965: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden
78-901 Oct 1947: delivered to the Ontario Regiment
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
78-902 1960: Converted to armoured personel carrier
May 1965: Armoured personel carrier, 14 Coy RCEME, Borden
78-903 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-904 
78-904 headed back to the unit lines at Oshawa airport after a day training with the Ontario Regiment (Oshawa Public Library)
78-904 Maneuvering in the field (DND Image)
Oct 1947: delivered to the Ontario Regiment
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
78-905 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden, limited preservation
May 1965: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden
78-906 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-907 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-908 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-909 
78-909 seen during articization trials (DND Image)

1952 in Petawawa wearing “A” Squadron markings on the turret (DND Image)

78-909 at Petawawa with the RCD’s going through track maintenance. Note the “A” squadron marking on the rear of the turret bustle. (RCD Museum)
1948: Used in articization trials
1952: Petawawa
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-910 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-911 78-911 on right at the firing line at Meaford, Ontario, in early 1966. The hastily applied stars on the turrets sides were used for friend/foe identification during exercises. (DND Image)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
1966: Meaford
78-912 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-913 Cynthia78-913 in the field with the Royal Canadian Dragoons showing markings commonly used by Regular Force units prior to the introduction of the Centurion. (Guild of the RCD)
Feb 1962: 14th Canadian Hussars, Swift Current
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-914 78-914 on right with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC) showing added steel rails around engine decks and handles on turret sides. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
Unknown date: Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC)
May 1965: Royal Canadian Hussars
78-915 78-915 Cresting a rise while training with the 8th Canadian Hussars. (DND Image)
78-915 being used by the PEI Regiment. (PEI Regiment Museum)
Unknown date: 8th Canadian Hussars, Gagetown
Unknown date” Prince Edward Island Regiment, Gagetown
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-916 May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-917 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-918 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-919 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Western Ontario Pool
78-920 April 1963: South Alberta Light Horse
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-921 May 1965: Nova Scotia / PEI Area Pool
78-922 78-922 on left at Camp Borden (Ontario Regiment Museum)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden, limited preservation
May 1965: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden
78-923 A dusty 78-923 at Petawawa (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-924 Sept 1962: Borden
Dec 1963: Central Command Pool, came from surplus to replace 78-711 that was PCC due fire damage
May 1965: Western Ontario Pool
78-925 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: deleted from Central pool
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-926 Sept 1962: Borden
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-927 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-928 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-929 1955: Windsor Regiment
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
78-930 May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-931 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-932 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: RCAC School, Borden
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-933 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-934 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-935 Sept 1962: Borden
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-936 78-936 on left being used by the Grey and Simcoe Foresters while taking part in “Exercise Mandible” at Camp Meaford in October 1956. Note the call sign attached to a metal plate attached to the turret side. (Huron Museum)
Oct 1956: Grey and Simcoe Foresters, Meaford
Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-937 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-938 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-939 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-940 April 1963: South Alberta Light Horse
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
78-941 March 1964: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe
March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe, listed as condemned
78-942 May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-943 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited storage until needed
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, depot stock
78-944 1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-945 78-945 in Badger configuration showing flame thrower in place of bow machine gun. (DND Image)
Oct 1947: Converted to Badger flame throwing tank
Nov 1962: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden
May 1965: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe
78-946 April 1963: 44 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Shilo
April 1963: PCC
May 1965: Hard target Shilo
78-94764990 March 1952: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Stettler
April 1963: Kings Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary
May 1965: Alberta Area Pool
1971: Transferred to City of Swift Current from CFB Calgary for display at city recreational activity centre. Former 14 Canadian Hussars armoury building.
78-948 May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
78-949 
78-949 showing off its flame thrower in 1948. (DND Image)
A wider shot of 78-949. (DND Image)

Fueling the flame tanks at Camp Borden during testing. Note commanders cupola on the domed cover and the lack of cigarettes! (DND Image courtesy Anthony Sewards)
Oct 1947: Converted to Badger flame throwing tank
Nov 1962: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden
1960: Converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-950 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, being condemned
May 1965: Hard target Meaford
78-951 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
1966: Ontario Regiment, photo in Oshawa Times
1968: Ontario Regiment, photo in Oshawa Times
78-952 May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-953 Feb 1962: 7 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Dundurn
May 1965: Saskatchewan Area Pool
78-954 78-954 with frozen mud in the suspension training with the 1st Hussars at Camp Ipperwash. (1st Hussars Museum and Archive)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-955 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: deleted from Central pool
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-956 1960: Converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-957 Oct 1947: Converted to Badger flame throwing tank
Nov 1962: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden
1960: converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-958 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
78-959 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
78-960 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-961 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Central Ontario Pool
78-962 
78-962, second from right, at Camp Gagetown. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: RCEME School
78-963 78-963 in the storage compound of the PEI Regiment in Charlottetown. Markings on the transmission cover indicate “Anti-freeze” and “Do Not Drain” (PEI Regiment Museum)
Unknown date: Prince Edward Island Regiment
Aug 1962: Charlottetown, being condemned
March 1964: still with Prince Edward Island Regiment
March 1964: PCC
78-964 Sept 1962: Kapuskasing, being condemned
March 1964: Regional Ordnance Depot, Mississauga, for Meaford
March 1964: PCC Hard Target
May 1965: 15 Regional Ordnance Depot, Mississauga. Being held for Algonquin Regiment
78-965 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-966 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, being condemned
May 1965: Hard target Meaford
78-967 Sept 1962: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-968 May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-969 May 1965: Camp Farnham
May 1965: Eastern Ontario Pool
78-970 May 1965: Camp Farnham
78-971 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-972 April 1963: British Columbia Dragoons
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-973 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-974 1960: Converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-975 Sept 1962: Borden
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-976 
78-976 on the range during an exercise. Note the “1D” call sign applied over the the 8 pointed star used as a friend/foe identifier. (DND Image)
78-976 seen during the same exercise showing the DND number applied to the bow above the transmission housing and the tread plate on the glacis by the drivers hatch. (DND Image)
Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-977 78-977. in middle, at the firing line at Meaford, Ontario, in early 1966. The hastily applied stars on the turrets sides were used for friend/foe identification during exercises. (DND Image)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden, limited preservation
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
1966: Meaford
78-978 1960: Converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-979 May 1965: Camp Farnham
May 1965: Eastern Ontario Pool
78-980 Sept 1962: Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-981 March 1964: PCC
May 1965: 25 Central Ordnance Depot, Longue Pointe, listed as condemned
78-982 
78-982, on right, at Camp Gagetown. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 43 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Borden, limited preservation
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-983 78-983 at Vernon in 1957 during a driver training course with the BC Dragoons. showing a variation in the style of DND number using a point in place of the dash. Also of note is the provincial license plate. (Okanagan Military Museum)
1957: British Columbia Dragoons, Vernon
Feb 1962: 8 Advanced Ordnance Depot, Vernon – withdrawn from British Columbia Dragoons, being worked on to be returned to British Columbia Dragoons
April 1963: British Columbia Dragoons
May 1965: British Columbia Command Pool
78-984 Aug 1962: Gagetown, being condemned
May 1964: PCC
78-985 May 1965: New Brunswick Area Pool
78-986 1960: Converted to armoured personnel carrier
May 1965: APC at RCAC School, Borden
78-987 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed by 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-988 Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa, limited preservation until needed
May 1965: 8th Canadian Hussars
May 1965: 42 Camp Ordnance Railhead, Petawawa
78-989  
78-990 Sept 1962: Borden
Dec 1963: RCAC School, Borden
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
78-991 
78-991 In use with “A” Squadron of the Governor General’s Horse Guards. Below the DND number is the callsign “1A” and the stencil “Winterized 1956-57” (DND Image)
1957: Governor General’s Horse Guards, Toronto
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
May 1965: Camp Farnham
78-992 78-992 on left, at the firing line at Meaford, Ontario, in early 1966. The hastily applied stars on the turrets sides were used for friend/foe identification during exercises. (DND Image)
Sept 1962: Central Command Pool
Dec 1963: Command Pool Meaford
May 1965: RCAC School, Borden
1966: Meaford, (shown in background)
“PCC” Denotes “Provisional Condemnation Certificate” the Canadian Army document that is used to control vehicles that are to be disposed of.

Tanks By Serial Number

This list contains serial numbers for those M4A2(76)W tanks that have a Canadian connection. At of the time of writing there is no known listing of serial numbers for the Canadian purchase. These numbers have been collected from surviving tanks located in Canada. The Canadian purchase tanks were not in a singular serial number block but an analysis of the available data does show some trends.

The purpose of this list is not to act as a guide for current vehicle locations. It is intended to capture information on vehicles that cannot be connected by “DND” numbers. A conscious effort has been made to use the earliest known images of the vehicles after their retirement from active service in an attempt to record details and markings that may no longer be evident. Many tanks on this list have no “DND” number recorded, and while others do, it has to be stated that many of these vehicles markings have been altered or re-applied over the half century they have been on display. Further research is required to confirm the identities of many vehicles recorded here.

Serial  NumberDND NumberAvailable History and Notes
64406Monument at Collingwood Ontario Legion.
Has tread plate on drivers side front glacis.
64882
64882 Seen in 1993 shortly after being pulled from the range at Cold Lake. Note the Handle on the turret side and the original “C” squadron markings. (Image courtesy Jim Rice)
Preserved by the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC) Historical Vehicle Troop.
Recovered from the CFB Cold Lake ranges in the early 1993. It was rebuilt and returned to operable condition using parts from a number of hard targets collected from Meaford and Cold lake. The engines used in the tank were taken from the former range clearing Sherman obtained from LETE in Ottawa.
Named “Catherine”
6492178-733Monument at Wallace Park, Wainwright
6496578-851Monument at CFB Wainwright
Named “Catherine”
64966CFB Petawawa Main Gate Monument.
Named “Worthy”
64969Monument in Hanover Ontario at Legion Branch 130.
This tank has the remains of mounting tabs on the sides of the turret for the fitting of a metal call sign plate. For an image of the plate fitted to a vehicle see the entry for 78-936.
64985Displayed at CFB Borden
6499078-947Monument at Swift Current.
In 1971 this tank was transferred to City of Swift Current from CFB Calgary for display at city recreational activity centre. Formerly the 14th Canadian Hussars armoury building.
6499378-904Displayed at Ontario Regiment Museum, Oshawa.
Named “Bart”
64994
Seen at the Canadian War Museum “Vimy House” storage facility in Ottawa. 2003
Privately owned. BC. It is believed this tank was acquired during the early 1990’s from a company in British Columbia that had a number of former Canadian Sherman tanks for use in Yarder conversions.
Was on loan to Canadian War Museum c.2003
65001
In storage at former “Vimy House” storage facility c. 2002. (Canadian War Museum)
Cutaway tank acquired by the Canadian War Museum in 1969 from the Department of National Defence.
65008Monument at CFB Meaford.
Has tread plate on drivers side front glacis
65009
On display at Centennial Park circa 1980. not the sanitized front glacis typically seen on tanks that were prepared for display outside bases or museum settings in order to prevent injury. (credit: Daniel Little)
Monument at Centennial Park in Moncton.
The tank was donated to the city on May 14th, 1972 by the 8th Canadian Hussars. The presiding officer at the ceremony was Brigadier General S. V. Radley Walters.
Named “Coriano”
65011Was on loan to the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC) Historical Vehicle Troop c. 2010 Named “Beowulf”
65016Part of the Royal Armoured Corps, Tank Museum, Bovington U.K. was in “Fury” feature film. There is some debate on the origin of this tank relating to if it was supplied to England from Canada or the US. Further research is required.
65017Displayed at Huron County Museum
Issued to the Ontario Regiment in Oshawa until November, 1973, when it was declared surplus and acquired by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 109 Goderich.
After being displayed near the Goderich Airport for five years, the Legion donated the tank to the Huron County Museum, holding a memorial dedication on Aug. 20, 1978.
65019Monument at Minnedosa, Manitoba.
Acquired by the town of Minnedosa from CFB Shilo in 1970 and placed on display near the cenotaph.
65021Monument at CFB Kingston,
Named “Athene”
65027Formerly owned by John “Jack” Guthrie of Calgary, Alberta. Acquired by the Canadian War Museum in 1997 and exchanged to the Stan Reynolds Musuem in Wetaskwin, Alberta in that year for a former Canadian Army M1917 6-ton tank.
65029Monument at Legion Branch 5, Stanstead, Quebec
65030Monument at York Cemetery, Toronto
65032Monument at St. Thomas Armoury
65034Monument at Barrie Armoury
65037On display at The Military Museums, Calgary.
Named “Calgary II”
65038Monument at CFB Gagetown.
Missing all fittings from glacis plate.
65040Monument at Queen Charlotte Armoury, Charlottetown
65042Monument at Sarnia Ontario Legion.
“The First Hussars came to Sarnia in 1964, having resumed their role as a reserve armoured reconnaissance training unit. In order to facilitate training, they brought with them a 76 MM cannon and a Sherman tank. The cannon was installed in the basement of the Federal Building. The tank found housing at the Hydro building located at Front and Nelson Streets. The tank had steel tracks which would have destroyed city streets. Senior NCO’s under Sgt. Rick Young changed the tracks to rubber.
In 1967, the First Hussars’ responsibilities shifted from armoured artillery training to reconnaissance, and the heavy weaponry became expendable. The Sherman tank, christened “Calamity” to honour Brandy Conron’s D-Day exploits for the “Gallant Hussars,” was offered to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62. Dedicated three days before Remembrance Day in 1970″ (Sarnia Historical Society)
65050Monument at CFB St. Jean
6505678-980
Seen circa 1971 with Brigadier-General Radley-Walters, Base Commander, Combat Training Centre, Gagetown (DND Image)
Monument at CFB Gagetown.
Missing gun crutch but mounts present.
65076Monument in Sudbury, Ontario at the Branch 76 Legion.
Marked “Keep Off”
65110Monument in Medicine Hat.
assigned to the South Alberta Light Horse in 1954 and brought to Medicine Hat in 1960 when our city became the headquarters for SALH“. Presented to the City of Medicine Hat by the South Alberta Light Horse in 1967. “placed in Riverside Park in 1967, dedicated by General F. F. Worthington along with Lieutenant Colonel Reid Ainscough, commanding officer of the South Alberta Light Horse“. 
Named “Duffy”
6522378-877Monument at Oshawa, Armoury.
Named “Conquerer”
65237Monument at The Citadel, Quebec City.
65239Monument at Sussex New Brunswick
65240Displayed at Ontario Regiment Museum, Oshawa
65241“78-573”Monument at CFB Petawawa.
Marked to “RCD”.
The DND number does not fit block of known Sherman numbers.
65248
Seen in 2014 just before leaving Meaford. Note the tread plate in front of the drivers hatch and the mounting tabs on the left side of the turret for the fitting of a metal call sign plate. For an image of the plate fitted to a vehicle see the entry for 78-936. (Meaford Independent)
Displayed at Ontario Regiment Museum, Oshawa.
Former Meaford, Ontario Legion Branch 32 monument. “The tank was originally issued to the Royal Canadian Dragoons when they were stationed in Camp Borden. It was later one of a pool of 18 driving and gunnery tanks used by reserve armoured regiments at the military base in Meaford. Later, it was issued to the Ontario Regiment in Oshawa”. Sept. 12, 2014 Meaford Express.
Has tread plate on drivers side front glacis.
65251
1971 dated image showing worn original paint scheme with Governor General’s Horse Guards markings below gun crutch. (Credit: Custom_Cab)
Displayed at Canadian War Museum, Ottawa.
Former monument in Coronation Park, near the CNE, in Toronto, Ontario. This tank was placed on display in the park along with a Lancaster bomber, 25pdr field gun and 90mm anti-aircraft gun about 1965. Early images show the tank in Governor General’s Horse Guards markings. Removed from the park circa 1998 and transferred to the Canadian War Museum along with the 90mm and 25 pdr.
69036Monument at Denison Armoury in Toronto
Named “Athene”
6904178-864Monument at McGregor Armoury Winnipeg.
Gifted to the city of Winnipeg in 1970 by “The Dutch Residents of Calgary in recognition of the efforts made by the Fort Garry Horse Regiment in the liberation of Holland in 1944” The tank was placed by the Metro Parks Committee on a small parcel of land bordering Smith St., Notre Dame Ave. and King Streets in the spring of 1970 as a “permanent memorial”. By September of 1970 the tank had been vandalized numerous times and complaints had been made to city council concerning the display of militaristic objects on city property. The Parks Committee worked with the Fort Garry Horse to have the tank moved to a location “where it may receive the respect that it is due“.
69059Monument in Olds Alberta. Exchanged with LDSH for an M50 Sherman.
Formerly a monument named “Spartan” with LDSH in Edmonton.
69087Monument at Army, Navy & Air Force (ANAF) Hall, Sydney BC.
Named “Cheetah”
69132Monument at Brigadier Angle Armoury, Kelowna BC
6913978-863Monument in Winnipeg. Acquired by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 100, Charleswood from DND in July 1970 after one year of negotiations.
69160Monument at Chicoutimi Armoury
69162“45-7887”Monument at Halliburton, Ontario
The DND number is an uncommon format but has been in the records of the M24 Chaffee at the Canadian War Museum. Another Canadian Army vehicle of the period. Further research is required.
Has tread plate on drivers side front glacis.
69170Monument at Patterson Amrouries Medicince Hat.
Named “Clanky”. 
assigned to the South Alberta Light Horse in 1954 and brought to Medicine Hat in 1960 when our city became the headquarters for SALH”. “When the tanks became obsolete by the late 1960s, George Ross of the Ross Ranch, Honorary Colonel of the SALH, arranged for it to be placed in front of the Stampede office. It now sits at Patterson Armoury on the sandstone sign from the old Armoury building (later the police station) on First Street S.E.”
6917178-932Monument at CFB Kingston.
Dedicated as part of the RCEME Memorial Gate in 1983.
Early images of tank show two layers of markings both showing DND number of 78-932. Appears to be the correct number for the vehicle.
69184Monument at CFB St. Jean.
69185“78-518”Displayed at the CFB Petawawa Base Museum.
The DND number does not fit block of known Sherman numbers. Further Research is required.
69192Monument at Beatty Drill Hall Vancouver
Named “Boss”
69199Monument a Wolseley Barracks London, Ontario.
69205Monument at CFB Valcartier
69209Monument at Denison Armoury in Toronto.
Named “Ares”
69215“78-573”Monument at Salaberry Armoury, Gatineau.
Named “Chateauguay”.
The DND number does not fit block of known Sherman numbers. Further Research is required.
6922478-850Monument at Salaberry Armoury, Gatineau.
Named “Kiska”
69229CFB Montreal. Longue Point Museum.
69241Displayed at CFB Petawawa.
Was painted gold by RCEME shops at CFB Petawawa in 1974 and presented to Brigadier General Radley-Walters on his retirement that year. It was placed on his farm near Killaoe Ontario where it remained until the property was sold. Acquired by Canadian War Museum with other Radley-Walters vehicles, a Ferret and Lynx C&R, and subsequently loaned to Royal Canadian Dragoons at Petawawa.
Named “Atkinson” by the RCD’s.
69257“78-749”
Circa 1985 while Painted as “Catherine” A M4A3 used by the LDSH in Korea.
Displayed at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.
Former Canadian War Museum monument. Was present in front of the museum on Sussex drive at time of opening in 1967. Transferred to National Military Cemetery in Ottawa c.2004. This tank has worn many different markings over the six decades it has been on display as a monument. The DND number painted on the tank as of 2021 is based on that of “Hussar” from an official DND image and has no known connection to this vehicle.
6925878-696
Major Currie V.C with Officers of the Saskatchewan Dragoons seen in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s (Sask. Dragoons Museum)
Monument at Moose Jaw Armoury.
69287Stienbach, Manitoba. Privately owned.
“tank was discovered by a friend in a salvage yard in Winnipeg” “was used as a training vehicle for troops stationed between Winnipeg and Shilo,” “was one of six training machines that my regiment (Fort Garry Horse) owned at the time.”
69301Displayed at Chilliwack Armoury,
Named “Caroline”
69336Former CFB Cornwallis Monument.
Has tread plate on drivers side front glacis.
69342Displayed outside at The Military Museums, Calgary.
69393Monument at the Owen Sound Armoury. Dedicated as a memorial to the Grey and Simcoe Foresters, June 1974.
6944478-778Monument at Halifax Armoury.
Dedicated as a memorial in 1968 by the Halifax Rifles Army Association and placed at the Halifax Common, before being moved to a concrete pad in front of the Halifax Armoury. 
Named “Hellfire”.
“T147510”Monument located in front of Mewata Armoury, Calgary, Alberta.
Named “Calgary”.
Additional research is required.
78-984
Don Smith with “Carol” showing “45-78984” marking (Toronto Star)
Once owned by Don Smith of Toronto. Marked as “45-78984” in 1993 image. “45” is the actual prefix used on all Canadian M4A2’s but was not usually marked on the hull.
Don Smith was also reported on “The Sherman Register” as owning 78-961.
Additional research is required.
“78-818”
The M74 in storage in the EME School compound at CFB Borden in 2013. (Jim Goetz)
M74 Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV).
This vehicle is an interesting addition to this list as the M74, and this vehicle in particular, has no history of official use by the Canadian Forces. This particular ARV was “adopted” by the EME mechanics of “A” Squadron, Royal Canadian Dragoons at Bergen Hohne in Germany during 1983. It was found on the ranges during the training for “CAT 83”. After being recovered by a Leopard ARV it was eventually transported by road to CFB Lahr where it was returned to running order and presented to the RCD’s in recognition of their 100th Anniversary. It was used by the regiment in some ceremonies including the roll past for the 1984 Leliefontein Day but when the regiment rotated out of Germany the vehicle was turned into a monument on the base. When CFB Lahr was closed in 1993 the ARV was returned to EME who had it shipped back to Camp Borden in Canada where it remained in operable condition at the EME school. In 2015 it was converted back into a monument and placed on display at CFB Kingston.
The “DND” registration number marked on the vehicle is the actual registration for a Canadian M4A2 Sherman tank and has no connection to this ARV.

Sherman Gallery

Two Sherman’s of the 14th Canadian Hussars at the Swift Current Frontiers Day Parade in the late 1950’s. (Swift Current Museum)
A tidy Sherman being used as a recruiting tool at a town high school. Apparently everybody got a Bren LMG that day. (Huronia Museum)
A tank of the Royal Canadian Dragoons on a range road at Camp Petawawa. (Library and Archives Canada)
A Sherman of the Regiment de Hull at Petawawa in 1954. A new type for the Reserve armoured unit that was transitioning from the older M4A1 Grizzly tanks. (Credit: Dennis Giguerre)
Modified as a tower by RCEME at Camp Gagetown with a large A frame on the rear. Note the windshield from a M35 6×6 truck. (New Brunswick Military History Museum)
The same Canadian Sherman used by the Royal Canadian Engineer for range clearance at Camp Wainwright. note large electro-magnets, the direct vision window and the addition of “Chinese Eyes” in the tradition of tanks from the 4th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. (DND Image Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
A Sherman of the British Columbia Dragoons in 1953. Note the .50 Calibre HMG mounted on the turret. (Okanagan Military Museum)
Camp Meaford 1963. On the firing line engaging targets at 1500 yards. (Coutesy Doug Badger)
A squadron of tanks from the British Columbia Dragoons at Glenemma Range in 1950. Note the provincial licence plates. (Okanagan Military Musuem)
A hit from a M72 “LAW” rocket on a Sherman at the CFB Comox Soowahlie Rocket Range in 1986 (Okanagan Military Musuem)
The same tank as seen above, on the Soowahlie Rocket Range in 1986. Showing the effects of years of use as a hard target. Note that prior to being placed on the range this tank had all of the fittings removed from the front glacis. Something not normally seen on hard targets but common on tanks displayed as monuments. Could this tank have been intended for display prior to meeting its end on the rocket range? (Okanagan Military Museum)
A fantastic 1971 image of three Ontario Regiment Sherman’s in three colour camouflage complete with call signs, National insignia and low visibility bridging class signs! (Ontario Regiment Museum)
An early image of a Canadian Sherman with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC). Note the full sand guards that all tanks were delivered with. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
A cutaway training turret used for gunnery instruction at the Armoured Corps School, Camp Borden. The leg of the stand is marked “RCAC School” (DND Image)
An early 1960’s image of an Algonquin Regiment Sherman taking part in the North Bay, Ontario Dominion Day parade. Note the “Central Command” shield and unit flash of the RCAC on the corners of the glacis as well as the “DND” number stenciled below the gun crutch. (Courtesy North Bay History)
A Sherman practicing gunnery on the range at Camp Gagetown. The markings are typical of those used on “Pool” tanks. (DND Image)
“Patricia” of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC) seen during a driving and maintenance course in 1951. “Pat” is marked on the sides. (Image courtesy Sean McNicholl)
Tanks of the Fort Garry Horse training at Fort Osborne in 1952. (Winnipeg Tribune)
A badly hit Sherman on the range at CFB Wainwright in 1993. The turret lies upside down on the right and the commanders cupola on the left! (Jim Rice)
A stunning image of two tanks of the Regiment de Hull seen in front of the Salaberry Armoury. This early image shows the transition from the M4A1 Grizzly (left) to the M4A2 Sherman (right) in militia armoured regiments. It also happens to illustrate the impact of steels tracks on paved surfaces! (Library and Archives Canada)
A Sherman being used by the Royal Canadian Hussars for a summer exercise, possibly at Camp Petawawa. This tank still has the silver foil preservative on the turret and co-axial machine gun openings indicating it was a “Pool” tank recently held in storage and just assigned to the unit. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
A great image of a tank on the range at Camp Gagetown. Note the US M1 helmet liners being used at tank helmets. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
A stunning image from the RCEME Quarterly showing a mix of Grizzly APC’s Staghounds, M4A2 Sherman’s M5A1 Stuarts, and Universal Carriers in he vehicle park at Camp Wainwright in 1949. (Courtesy Hanno Spoelstra)
A column of Sherman tanks at Camp Gagetown. Note the US M1 helmet liners being worn as tank helmets. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
A stunning image of the moment of impact on a Canadian Sherman range target while a Centurion looks on in fear. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
A very plain looking Sherman with Central Command shield on the bow. (Essex Armoured Warrior Museum)
Testing crew of a Sherman Badger Flame tank at Camp Borden in 1948. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
Three Shermans on the road with infantry at Camp Gagetown. (Courtesy Anthony Sewards)
A very tidy Sherman of the 8th Princess Louise’s (New Brunswick) Hussars. Note the presence of the sand guards in this early image. (8CH Museum)
A squadron of tanks from the 8th Princess Louise’s (New Brunswick) Hussars at Camp Utopia in the mid 1950’s (Heritage Charlotte NB)

Sources

The Postwar Sherman in Canadian Service, Rod Henderson, Service Publications, 2012

Acknowledgments

Thanks must go to Rod Henderson, Jim Rice, Anthony Sewards, Sean McNicholl and James Pringle for their assistance with this article and list.