News from Transport
By Cpl Richard McLaughlin,
Regimental Transport Safety Section
21 August 2009
Currently in Headquarters Squadron (HQ) soldiers are tasked in a wide variety of functions. Some soldiers are currently tasked to assist A Squadron on Ex STEELE ASSAULT with their training in Wainwright for the next two weeks, while other soldiers are diligently monitoring the fires in BC preparing to respond if required. As of this APS, new leadership has come to HQ Sqn. Leading the soldiers of HQ now will be Officer Commanding (OC) Major Chris Bradley, and Squadron Sergeant-Major (SSM) Master Warrant Officer Antony Batty.
Regimental Transportation Troop has gained a new Officer, Lieutenant Ian Nash, who is getting used to the quick pace of transport life. With the help of the acting troop Warrant Officer Sergeant Ken Parsons, their purpose is to find new troops to fill all the positions that are vacant within the troop. It is ever challenging to ensure we have the soldiers required to maintain our fleet of three HLVW 7K FARs, five HLVW HIABs, three HLVW Longboxes (two of which are high profile or troop carrying), three MLVW Cargo, one LSVW, and one bobcat. With the troop at a current strength of twelve soldiers, it has been a long difficult period trying to keep all vehicles road worthy. With the help of HQ Sqn Maintenance Section, we should succeed in the long run.
We in transportation troop look forward to the upcoming challenges that will be tackled by HQ Sqn. We will meet them as we have in the past, with determination, pride, and professionalism. In future more articles will be forthcoming to keep friends and family of the Regiment current on HQ Sqn’s activities. Look for the next article in September from those busy soldiers in Maintenance Troop.