When we joined Combat Support Company 1 Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), they had no idea the changes the Cavalry were going to inflict on their lives.
In November 2022, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment took over from the Strathcona's as the Lead Mounting Unit for Op IMPACT, Canada's Training Mission in the Middle East.
On a great plain bisecting the Tigris River in the heart of what used to be ancient Mesopotamia, there sits a city with a rich history: Baghdad, Iraq
During the months of August, September and October the Strathcona's in Camp Canada, Ali Al Salem Air Base continued to support Operation IMPACT
As Rotation 7 for Operation IMPACT comes to an end, LdSH(RC) soldiers are ready for a well-deserved break away from the endless summer of the desert. Since the start of the tour, soldiers have been participating in a plethora of multi-national operations.
The second half of the deployment saw a massive shift for CTAT-J personnel.
For us Captain types, a yearlong Canadian Joint Operations Command tour is difficult to get and it is even more challenging to get one with the United Nations.
The CAF's mission in Lebanon involves working to help build the capacities of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).
"There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them" - Winston Churchill
The reality of operations in Iraq is that they are, by their very nature, multinational. Each base is composed of small contingents from the nations of the coalition, each dependant on the others for success.
LdSH(RC) is the lead mounting unit for Rotation seven, Operation Impact in the Middle East. Soldiers throughout the Joint Operations Area (JOA) have been helping foster regional stability by building positive rapport with allied coalitions.
The purpose of the Regimental Manual is to record the customs and traditions of the Regiment with a view to providing a source of corporate memory for Strathconas of all generations: serving, retired and future.
The 2021 Edition of the Strathconian is available for online viewing.
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