|Strathcona Support to Mary’s WeddingFriday, November 18, 2011 |
When soldiers first join up and sign the dotted line they have to expect a job that is unique and ever changing; the chance to go to Victoria for a tasking that encompassed an Opera was probably not what they expected.
|Start of a New Season Thursday, May 5, 2011|
This year Strathcona Mounted Troop began with ‘new blood’ joining the troop and commencing the Equine Course. Our dedicated group of instructors worked tirelessly to turn Armoured Soldiers into Mounted Cavalry.
|PD and A Party - Black Hat Week 2011Wednesday, December 14, 2011 |
Black Hat week is an important week at the Regiment. It briefs junior officers on the process of career progression, and reminds those with a little more time in of the importance of “getting all that PD done.”
|Subaltern PD in CalgaryThursday, December 8, 2011 |
It was that time of year, again: time for the Subalterns to run rampant throughout Calgary. Professional Development can’t be fun, can it? We shall see…
|No Stone Left AloneThursday, December 8, 2011|
This year I was given a great honour to assist in the coordination of a Remembrance Week initiative that was dreamed up by Mrs Keeley Yates and Mrs Maureen Purvis.
|Ex PATRICIA ACES: Strathconas in the DesertWednesday, December 7, 2011|
During the NTC tasking, Exercise PATRICIA ACES, Strathcona crewmen worked in collaboration with soldiers from 1 PPCLI and 11 Armoured Cavalry Regiment (an American unit), forming what was known as Demon Company.
|Strathcona’s 2011 United Way Fundraising CampaignTuesday, December 6, 2011|
This year’s United Way fundraising campaign has greatly surpassed anyone’s expectations. The soldiers of the Regiment have gone above and beyond to raise a total of $45, 785.21 towards those less fortunate than us.
|Regimental Martial Arts TeamTuesday, December 6, 2011 |
On Friday 25 Nov 2011, 12 members of the Regimental Martial Arts Team attended a dinner held by Kamikaze Punishment at The Flow Lounge. The guest of honour was UFC referee Herb Dean and the event raised funds for the MS Fight for a Cure.
|War Horse and the Strathcona ConnectionTuesday, December 6, 2011 |
The heroism displayed by soldiers and horses in the upcoming Stephen Spielberg film War Horse draws much of its context from the valour displayed by the Canadian Cavalry Brigade in the First World War.
|Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE - B SquadronTuesday, December 6, 2011|
On the 10th of October 2011, B Squadron returned to CFB Wainwright, having enjoyed a full week of rest and refit from the recently completed Ex STEELE SABRE.
|HQ Sqn Tpt TpFriday, December 2, 2011|
Transport Troop has had one of the busiest years to date, and undergone many transitions since April.
|Cambrian Patrol 2011Wednesday, November 30, 2011|
Early in the morning of October 27th 2011 our team awoke, in a dark dusty farm house...
|United Way Pancake BreakfastTuesday, November 29, 2011 |
Annually, CFB/ASU Edmonton hosts the United Way Pancake Breakfast at the All-Ranks Kitchen.
|Bronze Medal of BraveryFriday, November 18, 2011|
On 14 Nov 11, Corporal Jonathan Ouellet from HQ Sqn Maint Tp received the Bronze Medal of Bravery from the Royal Canadian Humane Association for his quick actions in saving two people from a dangerous situation on the 28 Jul 2010.
|A Sqn Adventure TrainingFriday, October 21, 2011|
On 10-12 Aug 11, members from A Sqn participated in a canoe trip on the North Saskatchewan River beginning in Drayton Valley, AB.
|Ex STEELE BEAR: An Epic PoemFriday, September 16, 2011|
On the 13th of July 2011, under a dim grey sky, the mighty soldiers of B Squadron set out to conquer the cold murky waters of the North Saskatchewan River during the adventure training exercise that would be known as Ex STEELE BEAR.
|Strathcona Family Day 27 Aug 2011Friday, September 16, 2011|
Not every kid can say that when they visit their mom or dad at work they get to ride a tank or shoot paintball guns for fun, but for the kids of LdSH(RC) they officially had bragging rights on the 27th of August at the annual Strathcona family day.
|Strathconas in Pol-e-Charkhi Wednesday, September 14, 2011|
The Consolidated Fielding Centre (CFC), an Afghan National Army (ANA) institution, located in Pol-e-Charkhi, just East of Kabul, may be one of the most important Afghan units where Canadians are currently serving as part of the NATO Training Mission
|Ex MAPLE DEFENDER – A Squadron Fire Power DemoWednesday, September 14, 2011|
On 22 August 2011, members from A Sqn were deployed to Wainwright to begin preparing for a fire power demonstration for the Senate Committee on National Defence and the Office of the Auditor General.
|Leopard 2 Commissioning in GermanyWednesday, September 14, 2011|
On 19 Aug 11, 10 soldiers from A and B Sqn left for Munster, Germany to commission the new Leopard 2A4M Main Battle Tank.
|Recce Sqn Summer Adventure TrainingMonday, September 12, 2011|
This year, due to a host of different tasks, summer leave, and a domestic operation (flooding in Manitoba), Recce Sqn and the Regiment set out to conduct summer adventure training to build team cohesion, foster morale, and provide soldiers with a unique e
|Exercise Mountain Man 2011Monday, September 12, 2011|
Ex Mountain Man 2011 witnessed Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) field its largest team in Regimental history with a total of 68 personnel of all ranks. 2011 marked the first year in which a Strathcona placed first in the individual challenge.
|Strathcona’s Join the “Carwin Army”Wednesday, August 24, 2011|
When the CO challenged the soldiers of the Regiment to develop training initiatives and recommendations that would benefit the Regiment as a part or as a whole, he followed up with a promise to send the pairing of soldiers who put forth the most creative,
|Regimental Association Golf TournamentFriday, August 12, 2011|
When I received the email from retired CWO Wonderham inviting the Regimental golf team to the Association’s golf tournament in Calgary, I was excited for the opportunity to represent the Regiment.