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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...

Wednesday, 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.

Monday, 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...

Friday, 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....

Friday, 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...

Wednesday, 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...

Tuesday, 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...

Friday, 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.

Thursday, 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...

Wednesday, 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...

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.

Wednesday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Monday, 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...

Monday, 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.

Friday, 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...

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

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