Here We Are...Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Well we’ve been on the ground for about three and a half months. For most of us, this is our first time and so far it has certainly been a whole new experience. The heat is unbelievable but surprisingly you just become used to it...
Recce Sqn with 4 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group in HintonWednesday, December 1, 2010
On the night 25 November 2010, 30 soldiers from Recce Sqn linked up with WO Darrell Peters, Operations WO for 4 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4 CRPG) AB/SK Detachment.
Laferriere's LegacyMonday, November 1, 2010
Lucien Laferriere was an orphan when he joined the Canadian Forces in 1948. He joined to find a trade to support himself and eventually his family. But Laferriere didn’t just find a dependable job; he also found a family...
My First Time in the Front SeatFriday, October 22, 2010
While ramping up the maintenance and other preparatory steps to deploy to the field for Ex STEELE SABER, B Sqn had the exciting opportunity to participate in the Edmonton Police Department’s Advanced Driver’s Circuit on Friday the 15th of October....
LdSH(RC) Freedom of the Town of GibbonsFriday, October 22, 2010
A brisk, morning on the 2nd of October in the town of Gibbons, saw soldiers of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) moving about in DEUs and CADPAT, preparing rifles and armoured vehicles for a parade to mark the honour of receiving...
Sweat and SandWednesday, October 20, 2010
It's 0530 hrs. The air is still cool. We shake the dirt off our body armour and gear up for the climb up the mountain to the best of the boulders. Shoes and chalk bag, check...
Dream Wheels – Race the BaseTuesday, October 5, 2010
The weekend started on the 27th of August at 0630hrs in the morning. My crew, Cpl Kearns, Tpr Hazen, Cpl Thiffault-Dumont and myself, left for CFB Cold Lake with box lunches and guns - we weren’t going camping, we were going to a charity fund raiser to...
Chapter 2 FOB LifeFriday, September 24, 2010
Since the last time First Troop has written for the web site we have had a few changes to the Sqn. However life here in FOB Ma’sum Ghar has not.
Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows 100 Man GuardThursday, September 2, 2010
Everyone has times in his or her career when he or she is overwhelmingly reminded of why they have chosen to do what they do. For soldiers, these times are certainly more frequent and often more emotionally charged...
July on the FOBWednesday, September 1, 2010
Early mornings, late nights, long days, average daytime temp over 50 degrees, dusty, camel spiders, venomous snakes, and a mongoose running loose”, was the response to an e-mail I sent to a friend back home...
“Here We Are…”Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Well we’ve been on the ground for about three and a half months. For most of us, this is our first time and so far it has certainly been a whole new experience.
Change of the Colonel of the Regiment ParadeWednesday, August 11, 2010
With steady hand and heavy heart, Colonel John Roderick returned his final salute as Colonel of the Regiment while being honoured with a Regimental Roll Past.
LEAGUER LIFEMonday, July 5, 2010
When thinking of Afghanistan I am sure that a lot of things come to mind. One of the most under-rated and yet most profound aspects of this country is the opportunity to experience leaguer life.
Canadian Journalism Students Visit the RegimentWednesday, June 9, 2010
The Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI), in partnership with the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, sponsors a scholarship for 12 students to attend a nine-day certificate course on military journalism
Prince of Wales Sqn UpdateWednesday, June 9, 2010
As the sun rises over Afghan mountains the sky is lit with brilliant colours of red and yellows, just as the blanket of night is pulled to the West.
HQ Sqn – Busy timesMonday, June 7, 2010
With the Change of Command parade fast approaching, HQ Sqn was an extremely busy place to be employed in this past month of May.
CTCC 1001Monday, May 31, 2010
In-keeping with the extremely high pace of the Regiment currently, April/May was no different with Recce Sqn and C Sqn kicking out the door to support the Combat Team Commander’s Course in sunny Wainwright...
Out with the old in with the newMonday, May 3, 2010
Another trip to Afghanistan for the Strathconas. This is nothing new to A Sqn, for this is the Sqn’s third deployment overseas. The only thing to change from the previous rotations were the stories and the soldiers in the Sqn.
Strathconas Celebrate the Battle of Moreuil WoodFriday, April 30, 2010
Most units amongst the professional armed forces of the world have events and feats of arms dear to their soldiers. Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), based out of Edmonton, Alberta is no exception...
The Final Days of Op PodiumWednesday, April 14, 2010
The Closing Ceremonies marked the end of not only the hugely successful Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, but a symbolic end to Task Force Vancouver as well.
Springtime ActivityWednesday, April 14, 2010
Over the past year LdSH(RC) has contributed to both domestic and international operations. This spring suggests that there is more of the same in store for the Regiment. Here is a sampling of the upcoming challenges and opportunities for Regiment.
A Strathcona goes to WashingtonMonday, April 12, 2010
When CWO Joe Ramsay told me that the Regiment had the opportunity to send a member to Washington DC to attend a conference on IEDs, (Improvised Explosive Devices), I jumped at the chance as the saying goes I was “in like a dirty shirt.
Winds of Change - A Brief Note from Officer Commanding B SquadronThursday, April 1, 2010
B Squadron moved through the month of January under the watchful and capable eyes of my second-in-command, Capt Mike Gough, and Squadron Sergeant Major, MWO Tom Holland, while I and my crew were on our mid-tour leave.
Sideways Snow in the DesertTuesday, March 2, 2010
When it was announced that two months of work-up training were to be conducted at Ft Irwin, California, it was doubtful that anyone in A Sqn knew exactly what they were getting into.
Tour ReflectionsWednesday, February 24, 2010
Our tour started with a long flight across the country with a few stops along the way before heading over “the drink” to Afghanistan. The Air Force took very good care to ensure that we were all comfortable and well fed the whole 30 plus hours of travel.
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