Canadian Ferrets – All 124 listed by CAR / CFR

Man standing beside a white painted Ferret Scougt Carn and another man inside it.
Ferret 54-82518 UNEF 1222 1957 July

This table below shows all 124 Ferret Scout Cars that were  purchased by Canada. The are listed by Canadian Army Registration Number (CAR) which about 1970 (after the armed forces were integrated) was changed to Canadian Forces Registration Number (CFR). They were all Mark I (i.e. no turret) and were all made in 1954 by Daimler in England. 

One Mk. II, with turret, shows up in Canadian markings in Cyprus, but is believed to be a vehicle on loan from the British while a Canadian Ferret was in the British workshop in Cyprus.

The table is long and wide and you may scroll to the right to see more columns of information. 

My apologies as I am having trouble transferring data into this table. Some of it ended up in the wrong fields. I am gradually adding photos. 

The information is as accurate as possible, but I welcome corrections and additions. 

Numbers are NOT sequential so one cannot extrapolate to determine a missing number. Vehicles sometimes were selected and unumbered in sequence, but more often not. As well, Australia was being supplied at the same time as Canada, and there were not solid blocks of numbers allocated. In other words, one Ferret could go to Canada and the next one to Australia. 

# in 124CAR #PhotosHull SN/ Build/Month/1954British Number (assigned but not used)UNEF NumberKnown service unit(s)1981 locationDisposal OrderDisposal DateCommentsLast known owner & location 
# in 124CAR #PhotosHull SNBritish Number (assigned but not used)UNEF NumberKnown service unit(s)1981 locationDisposal OrderDisposal DateCommentsLast Known Owner & location
154-82500
54-82500 leading 54-82557 in UNFICYP, Cyprus, DND photo CYP66-302-2
54-82500 leading 54-82557 in UNFICYP, Cyprus, DND photo CYP66-302-2

283.B.2.435 BA 57UNFICYPPetawawaDPSL 357077Apr 8154-82500 served with the Fort Garry Horse in Cyprus in 1968. Intended as a hard target? This MIGHT be the restored Ferret at CFB Petawawa as that one has a very low hull serial number.RCD in Petawawa?
254-82501
Ferret 54-82501 via Digger MacDougall
Ferret 54-82501 via Digger MacDougall
285.B._.4
35 BA 59GagetownDPSL 352223Jan 80
354-82502NO PHOTOS FOUND YET286.B._.435 BA 60UNFICYPValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
454-82503NO PHOTOS FOUND YET287.B.2.435 BA 61ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
554-82504NO PHOTOS FOUND YET288.B._.435 BA 62Ontario RegimentSO 402848Mar 80Ontario Regiment - 1 of 9 Ontario Regiment, Ontario Regiment Museum, Oshawa, Ontario
654-82505Photos by seller in Oct. 2007
Ferret 54-82505 left side in 2007
Ferret 54-82505 left side in 2007

289.B.2.435 BA 63CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81For sale in Florida 2007 Dec. (see Ferrets for Sale page - link button on left side of this page.)As it was sold out of Calgary it almost certainly served in LdSH(RC)Florida, USA
754-82506
Ferret Scout Car 54-82506
Canadian Ferrets lined up upon unloading from the ship in Egypt. 54-82506 is at front of left column. (Detail of larger photo)

290.B.2.435 BA 64Ontario Regiment
SO 402848Mar 80Ontario Regiment - 2 of 9Ontario Regiment Museum, Oshawa, Ontario
854-82507
Ferret 54-82507 in Cyprus with UNFICYP. She has two wire-cutter bars fitted. Roadrunner cartoon symbol is unofficially for the Lord Strathcona's  Horse (Royal Canadians)
Ferret 54-82507 in Cyprus with UNFICYP. She has two wire-cutter bars fitted. Roadrunner cartoon symbol is unofficially for the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
291.B._.435 BA 65UNFICYPShiloDPSL 352192Jan 80Note the two vertical wire cutter bars. This MAY be unique to 82507.Hard target? Note 3 of the 4 at Shilo were legitimately ‘saved’ from the ranges.
954-82508
Front view of a Ferret Scout Car with three men in it.
54-82508 crewed by the Fort Garry Horse (FGH) in UNFICYP in Cyprus 1960-1961. A civilian is on the starboard side.

292.B._.435 BA 66UNFICYP (RCD & FGH?) LdSH(RC) PetawawaDPSL 352221Jan 80Hard target? Fort Garry Horse photo in 1960-1 http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=5463539 Taken 1966-7 in Cyprus and donated to the Fort Garry Horse Museum. Another photo is athttp://www.putfile.com/centurion124/images/87124
1054-82509294.B._.435 BA 68PetawawaDPSL 352221Jan 80Hard target?
1154-82510
Ferret 54-82510 at Sarcee AB 1974 port side.
Ferret 54-82510 at Sarcee AB 1974 port side.

295.B.2.435 BA 69LdSH(RC)CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81 Colour photos taken at Sarcee, Alberta (near Calgary) in 1974 by Tom H.
1254-82511
Ferret MK> I CAR / CFR 54-82511 CAR showing CAR/CFR stamped into the hull.
Ferret MK> I CAR / CFR 54-82511 CAR showing CAR/CFR stamped into the hull.
296.B.2.435 BA 70ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81Rob Love says it was sent to Shilo c. 2000 from CFB Valcartier. It is awaiting restoration right now at Rob Love’s and is owned by the RHA Museum in Shilo. It had been a monument at some point with everything welded including the wheel nuts. The DND disposal list shows 54-82511 was disposed of from Valcartier. The 4 Ferrets sent to Shilo in 1980-1 when they were taken out of service were 54-82507, 560, 566 and 611. 566 is apparently still on the ranges.
1354-82512NO PHOTOS FOUND YET297.B._.435 BA 71ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
1454-82513
Ferret Mk. I on a wiinter road.
Ferret Mk. I CAR/CFR 54-82513 in 1971 on a winter road. (CFJIC IS71-13-18)


298.B.2.435 BA 72Ont Reg’tOnt Reg’tSO 402848Apr 81 ???Ontario Regiment – 3 of 9. Although the photo is from a US dealer’s 1983 ad, it shows one of the Ferrets bought directly by the Ontario Regiment.Ontario Regiment, Oshawa, Ontario
1554-82514NO PHOTOS FOUND YET299.B.2.435 BA 73ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81Owner is not sure if it is ex-Cdn. CAR number thought to be 54-83514 but that was not a Canadian number, so it MAY be 54-82514. Has a turret now. In 1992 MVPA D-5 it is listed as owned by Michael Clarke, Prescoult (Prescott?), AZ USA SN 299http://www.planesoffame.org/menu.phpRR, Planes of Fame Museum, AZ, USA
1654-82515NO PHOTOS FOUND YET300.B._.435 BA 74Det DundurnDPSL 352193Jan 80 Hard target?
1754-82516NO PHOTOS FOUND YET301.B.2.435 BA 75Valcartier CADCI 50798Apr 81
1854-82517NO PHOTOS FOUND YET302.B._.435 BA 76CalgaryCADCI 50799 Apr 81
1954-82518
Ferret 54-82518 UNEF 1222 (RCD Museum)
Ferret 54-82518 UNEF 1222 (RCD Museum)

304.B._.435 BA 78UNEF 1222UNEFCalgaryCADCI 50799 Apr 8154-82518 UNEF 1222 in Canadian Army United Nations Peacekeeping service in July 1957 near El Quasima. This Ferret was serving with No. 56 Canadian Reconnaissance Squadron Photo 85 p. 41 of Tanks Illustrated No. 3 Israeli Tanks and Combat Vehicles – Steven J. Zaloga
2054-82519
Ferret 54-82519 in UNEF enroute to Gaza. (ME-566 CFJIC)
Ferret 54-82519 in UNEF enroute to Gaza. (ME-566 CFJIC)

411.B._.436 BA 85Ont Reg’tSO 402848Mar 80Ontario Regiment – 4 of 9. Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum
2154-82520
Ferret 54-82520, possibly in Germany.
Ferret 54-82520, possibly in Germany.
326 B.3.436 BA 00LdSH(RC) in
Germany?
CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81LdSH photo. Appears to be in Germany.LdSH photo. Appears to be in Germany. Jim G. Michigan (MVPA # 5843)
2254-82521NO PHOTOS FOUND YET334.B._.436 BA 08CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
2354-82522
Ferret 54-82522  returning fire when ambushed during a patrol in Cyprus, 1964. (ref. CYP64-56-1 CFJIC CD No 1 ) Detail.
Ferret 54-82522 returning fire when ambushed during a patrol in Cyprus, 1964. (ref. CYP64-56-1 CFJIC CD No 1 ) Detail.

284.B._.435 BA 58UNFICYP ; 12 RBC12 RBC ValcDPSL 352220Jan 80Monument at Valcartier? The “22” shows up in an RCD photo as painted on shoulder armour of hull. CAR only painted in last three digits in small (1″?) numbers over driver’s hatch.DND Mionument. CFB Valcartier, Quebec
????
2454-82523NO PHOTOS FOUND YET293.B._.435 BA 67CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
2554-82524
Ferret 54-82524 in the USA just before it was acquired by the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
Ferret 54-82524 in the USA just before it was acquired by the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

303 B.2.4 ?35 BA 77LdSH(RC)?
UNEF?
CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81Likely 303.B.2.4 Has North American M Series lights as was often fitted to Canadian Ferrets. seaforth72 (at) gmail.com Bought by LdSH(RC) in 2007 and it is now back in Canada.LdSH(RC), Edmonton, Alberta
2654-82525
54-82525 on review with UNFICYP
54-82525 on review with UNFICYP

UNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNFICYP RCDGagetown DPSL?1975Scrapped in 1975. After a fire apparently. NONE ASS WAS SCRAPPED AFTER FIRE.
2754-82526
parked convoy of Canadian Ferret Scout Cars.
56 Canadian Reconnaissance Squadron UNEF Egypt at Mitla Pass 1957 enroute to Gaza. 54-82526 UNEF__17 in the lead and then UNEF1209 (crop) (DND Photo ME-603)

307.B._.435 BA 81PetawawaDPSL 352221Jan 80Hard target?
2854-82527
Ferret 54-82527 UNEF 1223 56 Recce Sqn CAJ Jul 58 p33
Ferret 54-82527 UNEF 1223 56 Recce Sqn CAJ Jul 58 p33

308.B._.435 BA 82UNEF 1223ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
2954-82528NO PHOTOS FOUND YET309.B._.435 BA 83ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
3054-82529NO PHOTOS FOUND YET310.B.2.4ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
3154-82530NO PHOTOS FOUND YET311.B._.4ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
3254-82531
Canadian Army Ferret 54-82531 at Fort Beausejour, Iserlohn, Germany in 1961. Detail.
Canadian Army Ferret 54-82531 at Fort Beausejour, Iserlohn, Germany in 1961. Detail.

312.B.3.435 BA 86ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81Neil Smith, Florida
3354-82532NO PHOTOS FOUND YET313.B._.435 BA 84GagetownDPSL 352223Jan 80Hard target?
3454-82533
Ferret 54-82533 rear view during a display - detail (CAL-573 CFJIC CD No 1 )
Ferret 54-82533 rear view during a display - detail (CAL-573 CFJIC CD No 1 )

314.B._.435 BA 85LdSH(RC)ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
3554-82534
Rwo men inside white painted Ferret Scout Car.
54-82534 aka UNEF 1207 with Padre on left and 34 ft antenna mount on the starboard side with Bren crop (Photo DND ME-1290 )

315.B._.4
NOT 310 B.2.4?
35 BA 89UNEF 1207UNFICYP RCDCalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81An in-service photo of a vehicle matched up to the current owner! Special thanks to Cpl. Kevin Langille of the Archives and Collection, Royal Canadian Dragoons, CFB Petawawa. In service photo taken on Cyprus courtesy of RCD Archives. As found in the RAPCO yard in Texas and restored photos courtesy of Les Branson. http://news.webshots.com/photo/2295716230031780957PIbULes Branson in Texas, USA
3654-82535NO PHOTOS YET316.B.3.435 BA 90Ontario RegimentSO 402848Mar 80Ontario Regiment – 5 of 9
3754-82536NO PHOTOS FOUND YET317.B._.435 BA 91ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
3854-82537
Ferret Germany On left 54-82537 now at CWM ex-UNEF  - detail (NBA62-324-1 CFJIL # 4 )
Ferret Germany On left 54-82537 now at CWM ex-UNEF - detail (NBA62-324-1 CFJIL # 4 )

318.B.3.435 BA 92
3954-82538NO PHOTOS FOUND YET319.B._.435 BA 93UNEFCanadian War MuseumDPSL 352227Jan 80Transferred from the Canadian Army to the Canadian War Museum in January 1980. This Ferret was in camouflage colours when the CWM obtained it. The vehicle was repainted for CWM in white with UNEF RCEME markings for display.The CWM has the correct UNEF UN decal on the front right fender but the other markings are unusual. (see top photo on this page for normal paint scheme). MWO Ross Pettit wrote on 2008-03-11 ” I rebuilt that FSC [Ferret Scout Car] when I was posted in Trenton. I painted exactly from a picture of a ferret crossing a sand dune in Egypt. So it is painted correctly according to the picture.” This vehicle also has the later modification for the Browning 1919A4 (not used when the vehicles were white) which replaced the Bren Gun and a much later model antenna base. Probably by coincidence, this vehicle actually served in UNEF.Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.
4054-82539NO PHOTOS FOUND YET320.B._.435 BA 94ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
4154-82540
CAR 54-82540 - location where it is stamped into the hull.
CAR 54-82540 - location where it is stamped into the hull.
321.B.3.435 BA 95ValcartierCADCI 50798 Apr 81Info: 2006 June 03. Under restoration 2006. Tactical Sign 22A The only other marks I have found on it are a 22A in large black figures [THIS IS A TACTICAL SIGN – Colin Stevens] on the side of the hull near the top that I assume are radio call symbols. Also on the right front storage bin there is stencilled in white figures LV9-ASC 2540-99 815-7449 CAR 54-82540 also found painted on hull. B McW, Valley Station (near Truro), Nova Scotia
4254-82541NO PHOTOS FOUND YET322.B._.435 BA 96ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
4354-82542
Canadian Army Ferret Scout Car 54-82542 shown in Germany with Canadian Army helicopter hovering overhead. Cdn Army Journal 1963 Vol XVII No2 p69
Canadian Army Ferret Scout Car 54-82542 shown in Germany with Canadian Army helicopter hovering overhead. Cdn Army Journal 1963 Vol XVII No2 p69

323.B._.435 BA 97NATO in GermanyValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
4454-82543
Ferret 54-82543 in 1963 Fort Garry Horse (Photo courtesy of veteran Ferret Crewmember "Digger" McDougall)
Ferret 54-82543 in 1963 Fort Garry Horse (Photo courtesy of veteran Ferret Crewmember "Digger" McDougall)
324.B._.435 BA 98 ?CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
4554-82544
Ferret 54-82544  with the LdSH in Canada. (LdSH Archives)
Ferret 54-82544 with the LdSH in Canada. (LdSH Archives)
325.B._.435 BA 99Detachment Dundurn, SaskatchewanDPSL 352193Jan 80Hard target? DND, Detachment Dundurn, Saskatchewan
4654-82545NO PHOTOS FOUND YET328.B._.436 BA 02ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
4754-82546NO PHOTOS FOUND YET332.B.4.436 BA 06ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
4854-82547
Canadian Army Ferret MK. I UNEF 1218 (MIGHT be CAR 54-82547) DND photo ME-378
Canadian Army Ferret MK. I UNEF 1218 (MIGHT be CAR 54-82547) DND photo ME-378

335.B._.436 BA 09UNFICYP RCDValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
4954-82548NO PHOTOS FOUND YET339.B._.436 BA 13ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
5054-82549
54-82549-UNFICYP-RCD-close-up-of-CAR painted on front
54-82549-UNFICYP-RCD-close-up-of-CAR painted on front
341.B._.436 BA 15UNFICYP RCDValcartierDPSL 352223Jan 80Hard target ?
5154-82550
Ferret 54-82550 that went from Flower Mound TX to Finland. 2008
Ferret 54-82550 that went from Flower Mound TX to Finland. 2008

344.B.4.4
36 BA 18PetawawaCADCI 50800May 81In 2008 this one sold out of Flower Mound, Texas to collector in Finland! Incomplete.Finland
5254-82551NO PHOTOS FOUND YET346.B.4.436 BA 20PetawawaCADCI 50800May 81
5354-82552NO PHOTOS FOUND YET347.B.4.436 BA 21PetawawaCADCI 50800May 81
5454-82553NO PHOTOS FOUND YET348.B._.436 BA 22PetawawaCADCI 50800May 81
5554-82554
Ferret 54-82554 -with the British Columbia Dragoons 1954-1956 period before they were recalled from the Milita for use by the Regular Force in Suez UNEF etc. (Okanagan Military Museum photo colelction OMM)
Ferret 54-82554 -with the British Columbia Dragoons 1954-1956 period before they were recalled from the Milita for use by the Regular Force in Suez UNEF etc. (Okanagan Military Museum photo colelction OMM)
349.B._.436 BA 23BCD UNFICYPPetawawaCADCI 50800May 81BC Dragoons had it on issue in the mid-1950s.
5654-82555NO PHOTOS FOUND YET350.B._.436 BA 24BelgiumDPSL 355683Jan 81Monument in Belgium. (NATO HQ?)BATO HQ?, Brussells?, Belgium
5754-82556
Ferret 54-82556 escorting a convoy in Cyprus 1968 (CYP68-149)
Ferret 54-82556 escorting a convoy in Cyprus 1968 (CYP68-149)

352.B._.436 BA 26UNFICYPValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
5854-82557
54-82500 leading 54-82557 in UNFICYP, Cyprus, DND photo CYP66-302-2
54-82500 leading 54-82557 in UNFICYP, Cyprus, DND photo CYP66-302-2
353.B._.436 BA 27UNFICYPValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
5954-82558NO PHOTOS FOUND YET357.B._.436 BA 31CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
6054-82559NO PHOTOS FOUND YET359.B._.436 BA 33ValcartierCADCI 50798 Apr 81
6154-82560NO PHOTO AT THE MOMENT. There may be one of it with Browning MK. II MG fitted. 360.B.4.4 36 BA 34ShiloDPSL 352192 Jan 80Salvaged from the target ranges at CFB Shilo with permission by substituting an ex-British Army (BATUS?) ferret hull. Restored by Rob Love. Photo via Dan Sicotte. Was for sale in 2007 Spring. WHO OWNS IT NOW?John H ex-Rob L, Manitoba
6254-82561NO PHOTOS FOUND YET362.B._.436 BA 36PetawawaCADCI 50800May 81
6354-82562
 Ferret 54-82562 on right
Ferret 54-82562 on right
363.B.5.436 BA 37PetawawaCADCI 50800May 81
6454-82563
Ferret 54-82563. in Remembrance Day Parade 1956. Major General Chris Vokes is taking the salute. Marching troops are Royal Canadian Army Cadets or Milita, not Regular Force.  In the right foreground is 54-82563. [LdSH(RC) Archives]
Ferret 54-82563. in Remembrance Day Parade 1956. Major General Chris Vokes is taking the salute. Marching troops are Royal Canadian Army Cadets or Milita, not Regular Force. In the right foreground is 54-82563. [LdSH(RC) Archives]


Ferret 54-82563. in Remembrance Day Parade 1956. Major General Chris Vokes is taking the salute. Marching troops are Royal Canadian Army Cadets or Milita, not Regular Force. Detail showing 54-82563. [LdSH(RC) Archives]
Ferret 54-82563. in Remembrance Day Parade 1956. Major General Chris Vokes is taking the salute. Marching troops are Royal Canadian Army Cadets or Milita, not Regular Force. Detail showing 54-82563. [LdSH(RC) Archives]

365.B.5.436 BA 39LdSH(RC)Ont Reg’tSO 402848Mar 80 Ontario Regiment – 6 of 9Ontario Regiment, Oshawa, Ontario
6554-82564NO PHOTOS FOUND YET367.B._.436 BA 41Ont Reg'tSO 402848Mar 80Ontario Regiment – 7 of 9Ontario Regiment, Oshawa, Ontario
6654-82565NO PHOTOS FOUND YET329.B._.436 BA 03ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
6754-82566//
LdSH photo
FERRET 54-82566. LdSH.  The man with the cane might be the RSM. The name of the car is above the driver's head. It is not quite legible. A guess is CHILLIWACK. (LdSH Archives)
FERRET 54-82566. LdSH. The man with the cane might be the RSM. The name of the car is above the driver's head. It is not quite legible. A guess is CHILLIWACK. (LdSH Archives)

330.B._.436 BA 04LdSH(RC)ShiloDPSL 352192Jan 80Hard target. Note 3 of the 4 Cdn Ferrets at Shilo were saved from the ranges. 54-82566 is apparently the one remaining of the 4 which actually was shot up. (Ref. Rob Love, Shilo, MB) He wrote: “The last target one is still laying in the Round Plain area of the training area here, and has suffered some fair blast damage.”Shilo ?
6854-82567
Ferret 54-82637 in Cyprus with UNFICYP. Detail cropped view. About to leave Cyprus to return to Canada.
Ferret 54-82637 in Cyprus with UNFICYP. Detail cropped view. About to leave Cyprus to return to Canada.

333.B._.436 BA 07UNFICYPPetawawaCADCI 50800May 81
6954-82568
54-82568 LdSh Stuck in snow. (LdSH Archives?)
54-82568 LdSh Stuck in snow. (LdSH Archives?)

336.B._.436 BA 10UNFICYPPetawawaDPSL 357077Apr 81Hard target?Ranges, Petawawa, Ontario ?
7054-82569RCD photo. Identified as 54-82569 by Darrell Zinck
Ferret 54-82569 with RCD in UNFICYP, Cyprus. (Photo ID via Darrell Zinck)
Ferret 54-82569 with RCD in UNFICYP, Cyprus. (Photo ID via Darrell Zinck)


Ferret 54-82569 with unique (?) twin wire cutter bars with UNFICYP, Cyprus in 1965. "569" is painted in tiny (1"?) numbers above the driver's head.  (DND photo CYP65-194-7)
Ferret 54-82569 with unique (?) twin wire cutter bars with UNFICYP, Cyprus in 1965. "569" is painted in tiny (1"?) numbers above the driver's head. (DND photo CYP65-194-7)

337.B.4.436 BA 11UNFICYPValcartier CADCI 50800May 81
7154-82570NO PHOTOS FOUND YET338.B.4.436 BA 12FMC HQDPSL 352224Jan 80Monument?DND ?
7254-82571NO PHOTOS FOUND YET340.B._.436 BA 14UNFICYPCalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
7354-82572
 54-82572 LdSH Driver Training towing stuck Ferret out in snow
54-82572 LdSH Driver Training towing stuck Ferret out in snow

342.B._.436 BA 16CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81Ferret is now derelict in a yard in Tennessee, USA. Note CAR/CFR number painted inside the fighting compartment. This one has a unique (?) armoured roof. NOT for sale.
7454-82573
Major-General G. P. Vanier, DSO, MC, CD, Inspects the Escort. Photo via WO II McKay to __ Archives)
Major-General G. P. Vanier, DSO, MC, CD, Inspects the Escort. Photo via WO II McKay to __ Archives)

343.B._.436 BA 17 UNFICYPValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
7554-82574NO PHOTOS FOUND YET355.B._.436 BA 29CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
7654-82575
Ferret 54-82575 UNEF 1206 detail (DND ME-1068 CFJIC)
Ferret 54-82575 UNEF 1206 detail (DND ME-1068 CFJIC)

UNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNEF 1206UNEF & UNFICYP 8 CH; RCD 8 CH PetawawaDPSL 242285Sep 77Monument at CFB Petawawa in front of RCD HQ uilding. F104 (Confirmed by CMS 2007 Dec) This is the Ferret that was presented to General Radley-Waters and it has the plaque on it.This Ferret was presented to this esteemed war-time armoured officer. He was also presented with A Sherman and a Lynx (tracked). CFR and SN of his Ferret are not known at this time. Note vehicle has Canadian retrofitted lights, a cable reel on carrier on left side, and on rear are two loops. presumably for top strap of Jerricans when stowage rack was mounted on the rear – suggesting that this vehicle served in Germany or in Sinai. The vehicle was donated to the Canadian War Museum. It went back to CFB Petawawa and is outside on display. Canadian War Museum (or DND?), RCD HQ, CFB Petawawa, Ontario
7754-82576NO PHOTOS FOUND YET331.B._.436 BA 05UNFICYPValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
7854-82577NO PHOTOS FOUND YET345.B._.436 BA 191 CBG CalgDPSL 352194Jan 80Monument?
7954-82578
Ferret 54-82578  after destruction in a hanger firer - rear view
Ferret 54-82578 after destruction in a hanger firer - rear view

UNKNOWNUNKNOWNPetawawaDPSL ? 1976Sold. Burned in a hanger fire at Petawawa“burnt in Petawawa mid 70’s? Duty Cpl must have missed checking the hanger that weekend ;). Black as a coal mine in the hanger Mon morn. …I have some pics of the Ferret after they hauled it out back. … (some are in rough shape, got wet before I could scan them)” “I was posted to Petawawa fall 74 until spring 78. … Quality of the pics is poor, but you can see the steel belts, all that’s left of the tires.I remember it took a week or so to clean the hanger. “
“I guess if they sold that Ferret, it would have been sold by the pound :). The final word was it had an electrical short sometime on the weekend, and the duty Cpl missed the hanger on his weekend rounds. We found it Monday morning. No other vehicles went up with it, though lots of cleaning needed on others. The Centurion was the last one the regiment had, I think its the one on display in front of the 8CH barracks (might be RCD now) in Petawawa. An old REME (‘Burpy” Heinz) kept the centurion running (parts snuck up from Gagetown) until Ottawa found out we had it running. It sat there parked until after I left for Germany. The only veh destroyed in the fire was the Ferret. I think the part to the right in the last photo was the side bin (escape hatch/spare tire carrier) with an ammo box on top. I think they wanted to scavenge some parts, but not much left. Anyway, I hope this helps with your research.
………….Rob”
Photos and story courtesy of Tpr SMITH, RS 8 CH (PL) 2007 Nov. 27 Now of Courtice, Ont.
SCRAPPED
8054-82579NO PHOTOS FOUND YET324.B.4.435 BA 98 ? CTC GagetownDPSL?Apr 78DND, Museum, CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick
8154-82580





Ferret 54-82580 with the Royal Canadian Dragoons  at Camp Gagetown inspection - detail image (RCD Archives)
Ferret 54-82580 with the Royal Canadian Dragoons at Camp Gagetown inspection - detail image (RCD Archives)





356.B._.436 BA 30UNFICYPValcartierCADCI 50800May 81
8254-82581NO PHOTOS FOUND YET.358.B._.436 BA 32ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81Jim C, Kansas City, Missouri USA (MVPA Member)
8454-82582NO PHOTOS FOUND YET361.B.4.4 ?36 BA 35Ont Reg't SO 402848Jan 80Ontario Regiment – 8 of 9Ontario Regiment Museum, Oshawa, Ontario
8454-82583
Ferret 54-82583 as a monument in Moncton, NB. Photo by Darrell Zinck
Ferret 54-82583 as a monument in Moncton, NB. Photo by Darrell Zinck

364.B._.436 BA 38Aldershot, NSDPSL 352222Jan 80Was designated as a hard target at Aldershot (Nova Scotia) but has survived as a monument at the Canadian Forces Detachment in Moncton, New Brunswick. The condition is described as “hurting.” Photos of her as she is now are from WO Darrell Zinck, Regt’l Ops WO, 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) Det Moncton. His office is 200 yards from the Ferret. 2007 November 06.Ranges at Aldershot, NS ?
8554-82584NO PHOTOS FOUND YET366.B.5.436 BA 40ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
8654-82585
Ferret 54-82585 UNEF 1215 (ME-751 CFJIC CD No 1 )
Ferret 54-82585 UNEF 1215 (ME-751 CFJIC CD No 1 )

369.B._.436 BA 43UNEF 1215UNFICYP RCD?ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
8754-82586NO PHOTOS FOUND YET373.B.5.436 BA 46UNFICYP RCDValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
8854-82587
Ferret 54-82587 fitted with ENTAC anti-tank wire-guided missiles. (CAJ 1956 Vol XIX No 1 p6)
Ferret 54-82587 fitted with ENTAC anti-tank wire-guided missiles. (CAJ 1956 Vol XIX No 1 p6)

383.B.5.436 BA 57CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81Ferret 54-82587 fitted with four ENTAC anti-tank missiles. In 3/4 view, the CAR is painted above the starboard driver’s window. In side view photo the CAR is in the normal location on the side of the hull. Photo appeared in Canadian Army Journal 1965 Vol XIX No 1 p 6.Were any others so converted or just this one? Did it go to West Germany with the ENTAC equipped jeeps? Reference Canadian manuals, this appears to have been the only one so converted.
8954-82588NO PHOTOS FOUND YET384.B._.436 BA 58Det DundurnDPSL 352193Jan 80Hard target?
9054-82589NO PHOTOS FOUND YET386.B._.436 BA 60UNFICYPValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
9154-82590
Ferret 54-82575 UNEF 1206 detail (DND ME-1068 CFJIC)
Ferret 54-82575 UNEF 1206 detail (DND ME-1068 CFJIC)

387.B.5.436 BA 61Ont Reg'tSO 402848Mar 80Ontario Regiment – 9 of 9
9254-82591
54-82591 UNFICYP Cyprus 1968 Photo courtesy of Tom Beatty
54-82591 UNFICYP Cyprus 1968. Cartoon on side of vehiocle may be Popeye but I am not certain. Photo courtesy of Tom Beatty

388.B.5.436 BA 62UNFICYP CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81Sold by Allan Kerr of Edmonton to Grant McAvoy of Abbotsford, BC. Then to Doug McAvoy in Edmonton? UNKNOWN, Edmonton? May still be in Chilliwack, BC area. Ex-gate guardian at Allan Kerr's shop in Edmonton for about 20 years. Allan had acquired it in trade from Gord Cumming at Crown Surplus in Calgary. Kerr fitted an NOS British Mk. II turret so he could lock up the Ferret. Ex-"COYOTE" (name found painted on front top edge which shows it was C Squadron) with Lord Strathcona's Horse. UNITED NATIONS yellow decal on green painted hull found on starboard upper hull. This type marking was used in Cyprus. Inside vehicle during cleanup  Grant found West German money, French match covers, and about 150 - .30 cal links. No CAR (CFR) found painted on hull, but found stamped into hull.
9354-82592
54-82592 CAPRI with Lord Stathcona's Horse at Milcon 74 at Shilo, Manitoba.  (LdSH Archives)
54-82592 CAPRI with Lord Stathcona's Horse at Milcon 74 at Shilo, Manitoba. (LdSH Archives)

54-82592 CAPRI with Lord Stathcona's Horse at Milcon 74 at Shilo, Manitoba. (LdSH Archives)
54-82592 CAPRI with Lord Stathcona's Horse at Milcon 74 at Shilo, Manitoba. (LdSH Archives)

389.B._.436 BA 63LdSH(RC)Det WainDPSL 352192Jan 80Intended as a hard target in Wainwright. Now a museum display at CFB Gagetown Museum, New Brunswick. Was called CAPRI while in LdSH(RC). In 2007 has unit sign 35 painted on left front fender.Museum, CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick
9454-82593
Ferret 54-82593 as a monument in Truro Nova Scotia. Starboard side. (May 2005 Brad Mills)
Ferret 54-82593 as a monument in Truro Nova Scotia. Starboard side. (May 2005 Brad Mills)

390.B._.436 BA 64UNFICYP DPSL 352222Jan 80Designated as a hard target in Aldershot, Nova Scotia but fortunately saved as a gate guardian in Truro, NS. Bins are rusting through (Dec 2007). CAR/CFR number stamped into metal, confirmed by Brad Mills 2007 Dec. DND Ranges ?
9554-82594NO PHOTOS FOUND YET391.B._.436 BA 65LahrDPSL 355125Nov 80Lahr, Germany ???
9654-82595
Ferret 54-82595 now restored and named "DAGGER" by the LdSH(RC). Hull number 379-B-5-4 . A seen at the Calgary Gun Show 2018 March. (Ian Newby photo)
Ferret 54-82595 now restored and named "DAGGER" by the LdSH(RC). Hull number 379-B-5-4 . A seen at the Calgary Gun Show 2018 March. (Ian Newby photo)

379.B.5.436 BA 53LDSH CalgaryDPSL 352195Jan 80Funeral Vehicle. MAY be the one in the LdSH Historical Troop, fitted with a pintle hook.
9754-82596
Two white Ferretr Scout Cars driving by with commander standing at attention in each one. United Nations flag in the foreground.
Ferret 54-82596 UNEF 1210 on parade Gaza. Swedish photo via Leif Hellstrom (cropped)

Ferret Scoyut car with front right wheel blown off by a land mine.
Ferret 54-82596 UNEF 1210 after being recovered after mine strike. Three-quarter front right view. Investigation report photo.

UNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNEF 1210
N/AMid 1960s Apparently burned at Petawawa, Ontario in between 1959 and Dec 1965.
9854-82597
54-82597 I believe [LdSH(RC) Archives]
54-82597 I believe [LdSH(RC) Archives]
385.B._.436 BA 59Det WainDPSL 352194Jan 80MonumentMonument at CFB Wainwright, Alberta?
9954-82598
Ferret Scout Car Mark I, CAR 54-82598 - Left side, as found at Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada.
Ferret Scout Car Mark I, CAR 54-82598 - Left side, as found at Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada.


392.B.5.436 BA 66Combat Arms School, Gagetown, NB, then LdSH(RC)CalgaryDPSL 352194Jan 80Served with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) at time of surplus. Old Combat Arms School (CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick) Several CAS decals (2 designs, and large and small of later pattern) found under paint, as well as colour Canada Flag decals front ant rear, and Mobile Command decal was on starboard front. Also found on the front glacis (slope) down on dark green semi-gloss paint is what appears to be shipping information to “25 CANADIAN FORCES SUPPLY DEPOT 6363 NOTRE DAME ST. MONTREAL QUE. CANADA” This paint however appears to be Canadian, not the British factory colour. Was this Ferret sandblasted and rebuilt way back in its service? Could it have been UN white at some point? Usually the army simply painted over old markings and paint jobs, but what did they do for white UN Ferrets? Were they painted over or were some or all sandblasted?Traded by the LdSH to Crown Surplus for a T-16 Universal Carrier. Sold by Crown Surplus to Bob Carter, who then sold it to Colin Stevens. WD # 36 BA 66 54-82592 CAPRI also had tower lights but had antenna mount stbd rear and different camo pattern. Gord Cumming of Crown Surplus Stores in Calgary kept it as his last one. ____ of Mill Bay, BC bought it. He was an ex-Ferret crew member. Colin Stevens bought it from him. Sold to ___ of Emdonton. He removed and dispoed of the smoke dischargers. Sold to ___ of Edmonton.
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This is possibly my old Ferret, 54-82598. It is with LdSH(RC) in Calgary, and has two features rarely found on Cdn Ferrets. As in photo, 598 has the first aid box on the right rear upper hull and the late (c.1969) British “Tower” lights. The camouflage pattern does not match however. // 2005 in Crown Surplus Stores’ yard in Calgary.// 2007-04-01 ////
As received by Colin Stevens, 2007 April 1.
Private owner, Edmonton, Alberta
10054-82599
Ferret 54-82599 Hull number 396 B 6 4 CFB Borden Museum. Colin Stevens checking it out, with permission.
Ferret 54-82599 Hull number 396 B 6 4 CFB Borden Museum. Colin Stevens checking it out, with permission.

396.B.6.436 BA 70RCAC BordenDPSL 352197Jan 80Museum at CFB Borden
10154-82600NO PHOTOS FOUND YET398.B._.436 BA 72Aldershot, NSDPSL 352222 Jan 80Hard target?
10254-82601
Canadian Army Ferret MK. I CAR 54-82601 with UNFICYP in Cyprus in 1964
54-82601 - Canadian Army Ferret MK. I CAR 54-82601 with UNFICYP in Cyprus in 1964
399.B._.436 BA 73UNFICYPValcartierCADCI 50798 Apr 81An RCD photo “Canada Here We Come” with 54-82508 in the foreground shows appears to be “01” at far end in Cyprus line-up. 501 was not in UNFICYP so it has to be 601.
10354-82602NO PHOTOS FOUND YET348.B.4.4
ERROR not 410 as listed
36 BA 84Aldershot, NSDPSL 352222Jan 80Hard target?
10454-82603
Ferret Scout Car with a helicopter hovering overhead.
Ferret 54-82603 likely in Germany with NATO (DND EF65-9755-17 CFJIC )

417.B.6.4
ERROR not 405 as listed
36 BA 79ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
10554-82604
Ferrets in Cyprus 54-82525 and 540-82604 identifiable.
54-82525 and 54-82604 identifiable. Ferrets in Cyprus. Lead vehicle 54-82575 has white Snoopy dog symbol (RCD) on Port sloped upper armour (below right knee of man seated on top.)
417.B._.4
ERROR That number was 54-82603 ??
36 BA 91UNFICYP RCDFort KnoxDPSL 355982Feb 81Patton Museum Patton Museum in USA. Photo of it in Snoopy Patrol of RCD in Cyprus with UNFICYP. (RCD Archives)
10654-82605
Ferret 54-82605 with the Lord Strahcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). (LdSH Archives photo)
Ferret 54-82605 with the Lord Strahcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). (LdSH Archives photo)
381.B._.436 BA 55LdSHCalgary CADCI 50799Apr 81
10754-82606
Ferret 54-82606 painted as 110292 .
Ferret 54-82606 painted as 110292 .
406.B._.436 BA 80CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
10854-82607
Ferret 54-82607 on the left with STUDENT DRIVER sign. Upper windscreen fitted and tow cable in use.
Ferret 54-82607 on the left with STUDENT DRIVER sign. Upper windscreen fitted and tow cable in use.
409.B._.436 BA 83Det WainDPSL 352192Jan 80DND?Hard target? MIGHT have been saved. 
10954-82608NO PHOTOS FOUND YET414.B._.436 BA 88CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
11054-82609
Ferret 54-82609 in Royal Canadian Dragoons' (RCD) Tank Park 2007-11-30 (Photo by Colin Stevens)
Ferret 54-82609 in Royal Canadian Dragoons' (RCD) Tank Park 2007-11-30 (Photo by Colin Stevens)

UNKNOWNUNKNOWN8 CH8 CH Petawawa DPSL 242285 May May 81DND Sat as a monument from 1997 to c.2002. Still had correct DND licence plate 82609 fitted.  Now sitting in RCD tank park opposite Building F-16 at CFB Petawawa.
11154-82610NO PHOTOS FOUND YET439.B._.437 BA 13CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
11254-82611
Ferret 54-82611 in 1973 (DND EE73-1603)
Ferret 54-82611 in 1973 (DND EE73-1603)

441.B._.437 BA 15ShiloDPSL 352192Jan 80Hard target?
11354-82612
Ferret 54-82612 in Germany (Credit: CMP magazine #2)
Ferret 54-82612 in Germany (Credit: CMP magazine #2) Via Jason Ginn
448.B.7.437 BA 22Germany; ValcartierDPSL 352223Jan 80DND?It was in Germany in 1958.

The image is captioned  "Peacekeeping- 1958 A Ferret in Germany. Note the 19 set B aerial mount"
Hard target?
11454-82613NO PHOTOS FOUND YET451.B._.437 BA 25ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
11554-82614
Ferret 54-82614 (Source unknown)
Ferret 54-82614 (Source unknown)
454.B._.437 BA 28FGH Germany; ValcartierCADCI 50798Apr 81
11654-82615
Ferret 54-82615 ? - C Sqadron one of last gun camps before converting from Ferrets to tracked vehicles.
Ferret 54-82615 ? - C Sqadron one of last gun camps before converting from Ferrets to tracked vehicles.
UNKNOWNUNKNOWNCalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
11754-82616NO PHOTOS FOUND YET455.B._.437 BA 29CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
11854-82617NO PHOTOS FOUND YET450.B._.437 BA 24CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
11954-82618NO PHOTOS FOUND YET453.B._.437 BA 27CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
12054-82619NO PHOTOS FOUND YET445.B._.437 BA 19Det. WainDPSL 352194Jan 80DND? Monument?
12154-82620
Mechanics at work on Ferret 54-82620 (EF60-9205-1 CFJIC CD No 1 )
Mechanics at work on Ferret 54-82620 (EF60-9205-1 CFJIC CD No 1 )
452.B._.437 BA 26PetawawaCADCI 50800May 81
12254-82621NO PHOTOS FOUND YET446.B.7.437 BA 20CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
12354-82622NO PHOTOS FOUND YET457.B._.437 BA 31CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81
12454-82623NO PHOTOS FOUND YET460.B._.437 BA 34CalgaryCADCI 50799Apr 81

 

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