As in recent years, members of the Regiment were spread all over the globe with a small contingent of Strathconas being deployed to Lebanon to compose the core of the Canadian Training Assistance Team Lebanon.
On August 11th, 2019, the Strathcona Ceremonial Mounted Troop left for Swift Current, SK
As the only tank squadron available to the Brigade, B Squadron was, to say the least, busy. The squadron found itself detached and tasked between all three of the Brigade’s Battle Groups and at times working directly for the Brigade Commander.
This year, once again, the Regiment made its way down to Calgary with 107 soldiers for the Calgary Stampede Parade and Spruce Meadows.
On 01 June 2019, LdSH(RC) sent a contingent to Calgary, AB to take part in the 3rd annual Spin for a Veteran cardio challenge.
Heading to the field for a whole month is always a “high” point on people’s calendar, but as the driver for the Officer Commanding’s G-Wagon (OC’s Rover) this is even more correct.
With many things that still required attention before the temporary freedom of March Break, the Regiment took the evening of the 15th to relax, recharge, and prepare for the challenges ahead.
“Straths and Westies have crossed the Melfa River and linked-up on the west bank.”
Colonel (retired) Greg Hug handed the reins over to Brigadier-General (retired) Craig Hilton at a ceremony in Ottawa on March 13, 2019.
Any armoured soldier worth their weight in spent sabot casings knows that proficiency in winter warfare is a necessary set of skills for a Canadian soldier.
Ex STEELE BEASTS 19 kicked off with a lovely meeting time of 0240 hrs in the B Squadron hangar on 9 February, much to everyone’s delight. Passports were handed out as the troops arrived, and everyone loaded onto the busses for the drive to the airport.
From 2 to 7 February 2019, the Regiment’s senior leadership participated in another iteration of the Brigade level Ex UNIFIED RESOLVE in Edmonton.
On 27 February 2019, Lt(N) David Jackson, Padre to LdSH(RC), went to the Leo 2 Maintenance Facility to assist in the maintenance effort.