2016 Archives

Subbie Ride Course 2016Wednesday, December 14, 2016
After almost a year at the Regiment, the 4 new subbies, along with 2 soldiers from Maintenance Troop, and 3 soldiers from Signals Troop, were set to begin our week long ride course.
Black Hat Week: Professional Development and RevelryFriday, December 9, 2016
Somewhere within the foggy depths of late November, the soldiers of the Regiment hastily prepared for their annual Black Hat get-together.
PCF Gun Camp 2016 – Strathconas Confirm their Core Gunnery SkillsThursday, November 17, 2016
Every posting season brings about a change in crews, as soldiers move to other squadrons or positions within the Regiment.
EX STEELE PANTHER - NOT THE 80’S BANDThursday, November 17, 2016
The year was 2016, and A Squadron was deploying to the cold and desolate land of Wainwright (again). The Squadron advance party arrived back in Wainwright to find that the Squadron’s tanks were encased in a cold sheet of ice and snow.
Counter-insurgency in CZAR-PROVOST corridorTuesday, November 8, 2016
Well-fed and rested after the Thanksgiving Holiday, Recce Squadron re-deployed to Wainwright on 11 October to begin a manoeuvre exercise outside of the usual Wainwright Training Area.
Ex STEELE SABRE - 4/3rd (US) Cavalry Squadron VisitTuesday, November 8, 2016
At the end of September, the Regiment deployed on Exercise STEELE SABRE, an exercise designed to continue the Readiness training that culminated in the year’s earlier Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE.
Since spring 2015, I have had the pleasure of being one of the very few Strathconas representing the Regiment in the Siberia of Western Canada.
Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked! – B Squadron on Ex STEELE SABREMonday, November 7, 2016
This year’s Exercise STEELE SABRE saw a well-honed B Squadron conduct a lot of meaningful training in a very short amount of time. You see dear reader; this exercise was also my first time back on the tanks in about 4 years!
Ex TOUGH CONTENDER 2016Friday, September 23, 2016
During a time of PCF courses, concentrations and field preparations, members of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian) participated in Ex TOUGH CONTENDER 2016.
Ex Mountain Man 16 Challenge Friday, September 23, 2016
Once again Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) assembled their team for one of the most gruelling events of the year.
Family Day 2016Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Every year, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) extends the invitation to all soldiers’ families to come out and have a fun-filled day of family festivities.
Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadian) Business LuncheonTuesday, September 13, 2016
The Regiment shall, from time to time, host a business luncheon to invite members of the community, supporters, and Friends of the Regiment in an effort to bring together a forum for interaction and discussion.
Fall in the Sim CentreMonday, September 12, 2016
Another fall training cycle is upon us, which means it is time for the Regiment to qualify soldiers in the art of gunnery on the Leopard 2 MBT.
Bullets and Beer: Setting the Tone for Regimental LeadershipFriday, September 2, 2016
On 29 August 2016, LCol Mark Lubiniecki held his first Commanding Officer’s retreat for the Regiment’s leadership. This served as a venue for important discussion on leadership, professional expectations, and future plans.
C-16 Operator Course Live FireWednesday, August 31, 2016
On 29 August, Recce Squadron deployed a small team to 3 CDSB Wainwright to qualify a new crop of nine C-16 gunners for the Regiment.
The Regiment at the Calgary Stampede and Spruce MeadowsMonday, August 29, 2016
Another year has come for the 100 man Honor Guard for the Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows and in 2016 Recce Sqn, with attachments from across the Regiment, followed in the steps of this rich tradition.
Pinehurst Lake: “The 3 in 3”Thursday, August 25, 2016
Another successful Strathcona fishing trip has come and gone. This year has probably been the greatest year yet, with 25 participants – all eager for a shot at the coveted trophy.
Ex PROMETHEAN RAM 16 Thursday, August 18, 2016
Once again, Prince of Wales (A) Sqn spent its wonderful spring in beautiful Wainwright, Alberta with its Battle Group buddy 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2VP).
Strathcona’s at NAMUCATuesday, August 16, 2016
On 23-24 April 2016, MCpl Cam Davidson and I travelled to New York City to attend the 9th Annual North American Mounted Unit Commanders Association (NAMUCA) conference.
SMT RCMP Ride SeminarTuesday, August 16, 2016
On 24 May 2016, myself and MCpl Davidson attended the RCMP ride seminar in Ottawa, Ontario. There were 11 of us at the seminar and it was apparent from the beginning that we were clearly the best (and most humble) candidates.
Basic Equine Riders Course 2016Monday, May 16, 2016
The Basic Equine Riders Course, or BERC, is the program that must be completed to become a rider in the musical ride with the Strathcona Mounted Troop.
Exercise STEELE WINTERMonday, April 18, 2016
From 22 to 26 February this year, and following a challenging balance of tasks, courses and other requirements, A and HQ Squadrons conducted Exercise STEELE WINTER – a survival exercise designed to offer a good challenge of existing winter skills.
Ex STEELE BEASTS – A Recce Sqn PerspectiveMonday, April 18, 2016
Usually at 0200hrs, troops want nothing more than to be anywhere but their Regiment. Friday at 0200hrs on February 26th 2016, however, was a different story for those showing up for their chance to travel to Texas.
B Sqn in Texas Ex STEELE BEASTSThursday, March 17, 2016
As members of B Squadron woke up bright and early on the weekend of 20 February 2016, they awoke ready for two weeks of thrilling training in Fort Hood, Texas.
ERE at 1 CRPGThursday, February 18, 2016
It’s been a quick and sometimes cold five years at 1 CRPG, with close to 23 hours of sunlight in the summer to 4 hours or less in the winter.
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