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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

On the morning of August 16th, 2017, the Strathcona Mounted Troop (SMT) began their long trek to beautiful British Columbia. The day started off as usual, fetching and grooming horses, which is an easier task for some than others.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

n August 2017, I was employed as the Admin NCO for TLAV D&M Serial 0249 being run by my old command team: Lt Dan “Smiley” Dixon and WO Sean “Old Hand” Thompson.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In the early hours of September 7th, 208 competitors from across 1 CMBG lined up at the start line for what is known to many as the gruelling Mountain Man Challenge…

Friday, September 15, 2017

On August 29th 2017, the Regiment deployed 89 soldiers in support of Operation LENTUS 17-04 to fight wildfires in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia (BC).

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The 3rd Canadian Division command team, BGen T. Cadieu and CWO S.D. Stevens, visited Joint Task Force Ukraine (JTF-U) during their Eastern European circulation following a 10 day visit to the Canadian led Battle Group in Latvia.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Each year, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) has the opportunity to provide a 100-troop Honour Guard to parade both at Spruce Meadows, and the Calgary Stampede.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

On July 1st, 2017, Col (Ret'd) Hug and his wife Maria were invited to Rideau Hall for the Inauguration of The Queen's Entrance and the Reception on the Occasion of the Inauguration of The Queen’s Entrance that followed.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

If you were to Google the top ten things to do in Ukraine chances are that most of the websites you click on will have listed “Hike the Carpathian Mountains”.

Monday, June 19, 2017

At the end April 2017, Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) instructors at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in Ukraine, successfully planned and executed a challenging and safe live fire section attack range.

Monday, June 19, 2017

In early June 2017, as a part of Op UNIFIER Roto 3, CAF Combat Engineers from 1 CER conducted breaching training with the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in Starychi, Ukraine.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In late April, Second Troop from Recce Sqn headed across the Rockies to support Ex WESTERN CREWMAN (WC) 17, a Primary Reserve Exercise designed to train units from 39 and 41 Canadian Brigade Groups.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

On May 8th, 2017, soldiers from the Regiment, supplemented by infanteers from 1 PPCLI, came together to begin Close Quarters Combat – Basic (CQCB) training.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

On 22 May 2017, 13 members from SMT headed east to Regina, Saskatchewan to partake in the Tattoo Royale, which represents the start of the Canada 150 Tour of the famous RCMP Musical Ride and the City of Regina’s birthday.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

At the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC), LoE 1’s focus has shifted from training soldiers within the Rotational Training Units (RTU), to mentoring Ukrainian Instructors.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Canadian Medical Technicians (Med Tech) on Operation UNIFIER work in the unique and challenging role of providing mentorship to instructors of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Combat First Aid (CFA) program.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Medical Technicians supporting Operation UNIFIER, in Ukraine work in several roles at the International Peace and Security Centre (IPSC), including providing mentorship to instructors of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) Combat First Aid program.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Six soldiers from Joint Task Force Ukraine (JTF-U) participated in a friendly powerlifting competition on 24/25 April 2017. Two of the six were officers from 2 PPCLI, Maj Chris Hartwick and Lt Marek Sadovsky, both from Line of Effort 1 (LoE 1).

Friday, May 26, 2017

A day in the life of a RCEME technician is never the same as the day previous, or the day that follows. High work volumes, multiple jobs on the go, various repair requests, and oddball side projects are all common occurrences.

Friday, May 26, 2017

After a couple months of usual routine while deployed on Op UNIFIER, 7 May brought a nice change for a couple of soldiers.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The morning of 4 April 2017, at the International Peace Support Center (IPSC) in Starychi Ukraine, marked the completion of a ten week training cycle for the 1st Battalion of the 28th Mechanized Brigade (1-28th Mech).

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The first sustainment flight for Op UNIFIER Rotation 3 was due into Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport mid-April.

Friday, May 5, 2017

As Op UNIFIER Roto 3 hit the ground, we quickly started relieving Roto 2. With smooth handovers and a week to sort ourselves out we were on our way to success.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On Saturday March 25th, 2017 while most of the Regiment was enjoying the beginning of spring break, the Strathcona Mounted Troop was hard at work grooming and loading 18 of their best horses.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Vimy Ridge Sunday was a truly remarkable event here in Edmonton. All the more special by your soldiers and horses that were the showpiece at Churchill Square.

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