The image of the Motorcycle Dispatch Rider used on the website and in our promotional materials is "Leader of the Pack", from the archives of the Vince Bezeau Military Library & Archives, in the Okanagan Military Museum 


The Leader of the Pack and the regiment are riding Indian Chief 340B motorcycles.

The soldiers pictured were members of the 9th Armoured Regiment and were counted among the ranks of the 5th Canadian Motorcycle Regiment when it was formed in July of 1940. This picture was taken in Esquimault, B.C.


CAV-Normandy would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Vince Bezeau Military Library & Archives, for granting us permission to use the above image.

You can print your own copy of the Leader of the Pack.

The Okanagan Military Museum share Community Memories along with a virtual exhibit of select images, sounds and narrative stories through the Virtual Museum of Canada. Please take some time to explore the stories that can be found on their site.

The Leader of the Pack is included in Chapter 4 among the stories from World War II.