It’s been a quick and sometimes cold five years at 1 CRPG, with close to 23 hours of sunlight in the summer to 4 hours or less in the winter.
0500 hrs: wake up, quick breakfast and off to practice. 0600 hrs: pads on, sticks in hand and time to start running. We all knew that a few weeks of cold Edmonton mornings would be worth it in the end, but at first, it sure didn’t feel that way.
With only a few weeks’ notice, the Regiment set forth to establish a Close Quarter Combat team to compete in Ex RELENTLESS WARRIOR 2016 – a hand-to-hand grappling tournament hosted by the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre.
On January 15th 2016, the track pad opened its doors to all Strathonas, hosting its first but not last breakfast for the troops. For only $2.50, guest were able to buy themselves a plate of eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, and toast…