When soldiers first join up and sign the dotted line they have to expect a job that is unique and ever changing; the chance to go to Victoria for a tasking that encompassed an Opera was probably not what they expected.
This year Strathcona Mounted Troop began with ‘new blood’ joining the troop and commencing the Equine Course. Our dedicated group of instructors worked tirelessly to turn Armoured Soldiers into Mounted Cavalry.
Black Hat week is an important week at the Regiment. It briefs junior officers on the process of career progression, and reminds those with a little more time in of the importance of “getting all that PD done.”
It was that time of year, again: time for the Subalterns to run rampant throughout Calgary. Professional Development can’t be fun, can it? We shall see…
This year I was given a great honour to assist in the coordination of a Remembrance Week initiative that was dreamed up by Mrs Keeley Yates and Mrs Maureen Purvis.
During the NTC tasking, Exercise PATRICIA ACES, Strathcona crewmen worked in collaboration with soldiers from 1 PPCLI and 11 Armoured Cavalry Regiment (an American unit), forming what was known as Demon Company.
This year’s United Way fundraising campaign has greatly surpassed anyone’s expectations. The soldiers of the Regiment have gone above and beyond to raise a total of $45, 785.21 towards those less fortunate than us.
On Friday 25 Nov 2011, 12 members of the Regimental Martial Arts Team attended a dinner held by Kamikaze Punishment at The Flow Lounge. The guest of honour was UFC referee Herb Dean and the event raised funds for the MS Fight for a Cure.
The heroism displayed by soldiers and horses in the upcoming Stephen Spielberg film War Horse draws much of its context from the valour displayed by the Canadian Cavalry Brigade in the First World War.
On the 10th of October 2011, B Squadron returned to CFB Wainwright, having enjoyed a full week of rest and refit from the recently completed Ex STEELE SABRE.
On 14 Nov 11, Corporal Jonathan Ouellet from HQ Sqn Maint Tp received the Bronze Medal of Bravery from the Royal Canadian Humane Association for his quick actions in saving two people from a dangerous situation on the 28 Jul 2010.
On the 13th of July 2011, under a dim grey sky, the mighty soldiers of B Squadron set out to conquer the cold murky waters of the North Saskatchewan River during the adventure training exercise that would be known as Ex STEELE BEAR.
Not every kid can say that when they visit their mom or dad at work they get to ride a tank or shoot paintball guns for fun, but for the kids of LdSH(RC) they officially had bragging rights on the 27th of August at the annual Strathcona family day.
The Consolidated Fielding Centre (CFC), an Afghan National Army (ANA) institution, located in Pol-e-Charkhi, just East of Kabul, may be one of the most important Afghan units where Canadians are currently serving as part of the NATO Training Mission
On 22 August 2011, members from A Sqn were deployed to Wainwright to begin preparing for a fire power demonstration for the Senate Committee on National Defence and the Office of the Auditor General.
This year, due to a host of different tasks, summer leave, and a domestic operation (flooding in Manitoba), Recce Sqn and the Regiment set out to conduct summer adventure training to build team cohesion, foster morale, and provide soldiers with a unique e
Ex Mountain Man 2011 witnessed Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) field its largest team in Regimental history with a total of 68 personnel of all ranks. 2011 marked the first year in which a Strathcona placed first in the individual challenge.
When the CO challenged the soldiers of the Regiment to develop training initiatives and recommendations that would benefit the Regiment as a part or as a whole, he followed up with a promise to send the pairing of soldiers who put forth the most creative,