24 Aug CF-18 Hornet RideTuesday, September 15, 2009
On August 24, 2009 I had the privilege of flying in a CF-18 Hornet at CFB Cold Lake. As I sit and try to put words to paper about this experience, I'm speechless.
The Final WeeksFriday, September 11, 2009
The month of September is finally here; the month that everyone, family members or members of the Squadron were awaiting for, the final month or final weeks in operation. I am sure everyone is counting down the days....
PLQ 0906Wednesday, September 10, 2008
On 4 Aug 09 PLQ Course 0906 kicked off with the start of Mod 1. It saw 32 students, from different trades, learning how to conduct a proper PT class. For the next two days the students would be not only learning how to conduct a proper class...
LIFE OF AN ARV DRIVERThursday, September 3, 2009
One word that is often over used in the military is flexibility. When it comes to the position of ARV Driver it becomes your raison d être. Since arriving in FOB MaSum Ghar....
Leopard 2A6M Refresher TrainingThursday, September 3, 2009
The week of 1 to 8 August 2009 saw 5 tank crews from B Squadron deploy to sunny Munster Germany for some leopard 2A6M refresher training.
B Squadron “Green” for “Go”Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Upon returning from summer block leave on 10 August, B Squadron, as part of Task Force 3-09, continued with Individual Battle Training Standards that would bring the squadron to the gradual closure of its “Road to War” campaign.
OC’s Update August Wednesday, September 2, 2009
It is hard to believe but August 2009 is in the history books. The Afghan Presidential and Provincial Elections are complete,...
EX STEELE ASSAULTTuesday, September 1, 2009
With the Squadron arriving back refreshed from a relaxing summer leave block, A Sqn deployed from the 9th to the 22nd of August for Exercise STEELE ASSUALT.
Road to the Olympics: Phase 0Tuesday, September 1, 2009
With Recce Squadron support to the RCMP for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics looming on the horizon, the month of August was full of community relation (COMREL) activities representing the Regiment at a variety of events in the Province...
Combat First Aid CourseFriday, August 28, 2009
My first reaction to the Combat First Aid course (Cbt FA) was that this was going to be a review of the basic first aid courses that I have had throughout my career....
1 Tp: All HighwayFriday, August 28, 2009
As the tour is coming closer and closer to an end, we are all counting down the days until we are finally back home with all of our families once again.
August In Admin TroopMonday, August 24, 2009
The last month has been a busy one for Admin Troop, with most of our AHSVS drivers on leave and no shortage of operations, QRF calls and endless tasks....
News from TransportFriday, August 21, 2009
Currently in Headquarters Squadron (HQ) soldiers are tasked in a wide variety of functions. Some soldiers are currently tasked to assist A Squadron on Ex STEELE ASSAULT with their training in Wainwright for the next two weeks...
B Squadron Summer LeaveTuesday, August 18, 2009
As summer draws to an end, so too does the leave period for many members of LdSH(RC). For members of B Squadron, summer leave was a bitter sweet moment....
Then and NowFriday, August 14, 2009
Since October 2006, when B squadron LdSH (RC) first deployed to Kandahar Afghanistan, there have been many changes. From 2007, when I was first deployed here to present time,...
Life outside the WireFriday, August 7, 2009
Recent operations found the majority of the squadron leave the confines of the FOB and stay outside the wire for five nights...
OC's Update - JulyWednesday, July 29, 2009
As was mentioned last month, we are beginning to come to the end of this adventure in Afghanistan. We are now well past the halfway point and the soldiers are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Nature (Human and Otherwise) in Afghanistan; Vol 5Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Nearing the end of the month, the FMG SDO (being the only DO, the DO promoted himself to Senior DO) has had occasion to experience several ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences throughout July, some of which are chronicled below.
Halfway Home Friday, July 17, 2009
C Squadron has finally past the half-way mark of our tour and now find ourselves in the middle of the hottest weather Afghanistan has to offer.
Hello from the sandboxFriday, July 10, 2009
As the harvesting season has come to an end, things have started to pick up. QRF is responding to a lot of calls and the boys are busy on the tanks to keep them in tiptop shape. We have received the mounting bra for the Leopard 2A6M and ....
Nature (Human and Otherwise) in Afghanistan IVThursday, July 9, 2009
Herodotus, sage of the ages and considered by many to be the first true Historian, described the lands of Sparta as a harsh, unforgiving environment. He was one of the first scholars to credit the ...
Starting with a BangTuesday, July 7, 2009
With the posting season squarely upon us, the successful return of A Sqn (Task Force 3-08), the pending stand up of Task Force 1-10 in September and Operation PODIUM in support of Vancouver 2010...
HAPPY CANADA DAYMonday, July 6, 2009
First Troop’s day started with a hazy morning and a laugh. We keep saying that Tpr Verwey is the most gullible guy in the world...
Loops for the Troops Calgary – A Run in Honour of SacrificeThursday, July 2, 2009
This Father’s day marked a bittersweet moment, as it was the second annual Loops for the Troops run taking place in Calgary.
OC C Sqn Update June 2009 Thursday, July 2, 2009
We are pretty close to half way there, thus this means we are on the down slide and moving towards the end of this adventure.
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