As Rotation 7 for Operation IMPACT comes to an end, LdSH(RC) soldiers are ready for a well-deserved break away from the endless summer of the desert. Since the start of the tour, soldiers have been participating in a plethora of multi-national operations.
The reality of operations in Iraq is that they are, by their very nature, multinational. Each base is composed of small contingents from the nations of the coalition, each dependant on the others for success.
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.
LdSH(RC) is the lead mounting unit for Rotation seven, Operation Impact in the Middle East. Soldiers throughout the Joint Operations Area (JOA) have been helping foster regional stability by building positive rapport with allied coalitions.
As 1 CMBG once again takes on the task of filling out the Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia (eFP BG), Strathcona's are of course tasked with manning the eFP BGs Armoured Reconnaissance Troop.
Members of the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) made their way to various locations in the Middle East over the months of April and May, some more fortunate than others landing in the warm summer nights of Amman, Jordan.