After a long hiatus, the Strathcona Pipes and Drums were on display in public for the Sherwood Park Canada Day Parade. The day started out promising with just a light rain, which quickly turned into a deluge.
A number of large changes have occurred over the last year in Strathcona Mounted Troop. 12 experienced Riders departed the Troop to continue their training on the newly arrived Leopard 2A4M’s that recently deployed to the field on EX WARRIOR RAM.
When A Squadron returned from Afghanistan in November 2010, it appeared that the Strathcona’s would have a temporary reprieve from operations.
From 15 Apr to 18 May 12, A Squadron deployed to Wainwright, AB for Ex KAPYONG STEELE and Ex WARRIOR RAM, the latter including the Combat Team Commanders’ Course.
Wednesday's victory of 2-0 (25-11 and 25-9) was a decisive win for the Strathcona's Regimental Volleyball Team in what everyone thought was the season final
It wasn’t long after the Twin Rinks janitor swept up the last few bits of confetti, and the mental scars incurred by seeing Cpl Mike Allman smeared in Myrtle Green body-paint began to heal, that the Regimental sports teams were called back into action...
There aren't many careers in which paintball can be considered training, however the army is one of them. B Squadron took a break from the routine of Friday morning OC’s marches to kill each other at Paintball Action Games instead.
As the CO recently observed, it has been a while since anyone referred to us as the “Fat Strats.” We buried that old nickname a little deeper into the ground on 8 Mar by taking First, Second and Third place in yet another major competition...
Perhaps one of the reasons the Strathcona’s have excelled in so many competitions in the past year (Exercises MOUNTAIN MAN, STRONG CONTENDER, PLEIN CONTACTE and the UK’s Cambrian Patrol spring to mind) .....
On 3 Feb 12, Soldiers from B Sqn, LdSH and joined forces with troops 1 CER to form the the Saint Valentine’s Day Hair Massacure Joint Task Force (or SVDHMJTF for short).
In preparation for the upcoming spring field exercises with 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group to support the Combat Team Commanders’ Course (CTCC), LdSH(RC) conducted Exercise STEELE VIRTUAL from 30 January to 3 February at the Lecture Training Facility
“Have a good holiday and prepare for a fast pace in the new year,” Maj Mike Onieu, the Ghost of Christmas Past, warned.
The Strathcona’s are now the proud owners of 14 Leopard 2A4Ms, perhaps one of the finest main battle tanks in the world.
We are grateful to LCol Paul Peyton for forwarding the article and photos, and to Col (Ret’d) Jim Ellard, who was deployed with Tpr Wiley, for providing additional historical information.
Strathcona’s Take Home GOLD at Exercise STRONG CONTENDER Every
On an early Saturday morning on 3 December 2011 the eerie silence of the south west hanger of the Strathcona building was shattered as over 350 parents with their children descended for the annual Kids Christmas party.
When the rumour floated around that a small detachment of soldiers were going to be sent to Chile for a Small Unit Exchange (SUE), most of us were sceptical to say the least.
Over the past five months I have been walking up and down a hill every day to meet my ANA counterpart. This hill is a baby-hill really, like many found in or around Edmonton.
Cpl Tom Hume claimed first place, while WO Marv MacNeill took a close second. Third place was conceded following a hard fought deliberation to Capt Varun Vahal.