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,
When I received the email from retired CWO Wonderham inviting the Regimental golf team to the Association’s golf tournament in Calgary, I was excited for the opportunity to represent the Regiment.
By Nick Lees, Edmonton Journal
Just back from seeing Prince William and Kate off as members of a royal guard, a group of Lord Strathcona Horse Royal Canadians had three days to build a raft.
On the morning of 7 July 2011, Recce Sqn along with attachments from HQ and A Sqns conducted final kit and uniform checks and loaded the buses for Calgary. After a week of drill practice the day had arrived.
As it always does the Spruce Meadows North American Championship was conducted on the second weekend of July. This year it was from the 7th to the 10th and was one of the most spectacular in its history.
Ex DESERT RAM 11 was a truly unique opportunity for the members of C Squadron to brush up on their basic soldier skills.
B squadron was tasked to Gagetown for the CTCC 25 Apr to 23 May 11, the Combat Team Commanders Course. If anybody is wondering if Gagetown changed: No. It still sucks.
Most soldiers will agree that when it comes to weather in CFB Suffield, nothing is out of the ordinary. This was certainly the case on exercise DESERT RAM.
It seems like yesterday the door gunners, comprised of soldiers from LdSH(RC) and 2 VP began pre - deployment training and experienced our Close Combat Attack (CCA) course in Cold Lake.
From 23 – 26 May 2011, a small delegation of six Strathcona soldiers deployed to the American capital as part of the Canada Connects Trade Mission, spearheaded by the Alberta Enterprise Group.
Members of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) made a 14 hour road move in order to take part in Op LUSTRE.
While most would quiver at the idea of going onto exercise after completing another one less than a week before, Recce Squadron was eager to accept the challenge and the opportunity.
Note: The following article contains the opinions of the authors and should not be construed as the position of the CF, the Canadian Army, or LdSH(RC) on this issue. It is provided in this venue for discussion purposes only.
On the occasion of John Swanton, a World War II Strathcona veteran, celebrating his 90th birthday on 12 March 2011...
Another year has come and gone. With the spring comes the renewed hope of postings for the Strathconas in Area Support Unit (ASU) Wainwright.
On 6 Feb 2011, MWO Tony Batty and myself along with 7 other members of the (Observer Controller Trainer) OCT group and based out of CMTC Wainwright deployed to Ft Irwin, California ....
Whereas some may see it as sad to observe a troop of armoured soldiers marching their way through the brush with rucksacks on their backs and grimaces on their faces, we actually enjoyed it.....