After the mass floods that took place in southern Alberta to which the Regiment provided relief on Operation LENTUS, Calgary Stampede Parade and Spruce Meadows seemed to be events that would be unattainable.
SMT could not have found a better way to kick off the 2013 Ride Season. It started when Assistant Commissionaire Roger Brown, CO RCMP Depot Division, invited the Troop to take part in the opening ceremonies of the Sam Steele Collection.
On 15 May 13, Recce Squadron once again returned to the plains of Wainwright for yet another exercise. Ex MAPLE RESOLVE was a 1 CMBG exercise conducted by the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC).
Few exercises provide as much excitement as one with live-fire combat team and battle group attacks. Ex PROMETHEAN RAM did not disappoint, with A Squadron, led by Maj Eric Angell, firing dozens of rounds down range.
In the philanthropic spirit of Donald Alexander Smith, LCol (retired) Wynard Van der Schee generously donated his personal collection of books to the Fort Frontenac library on 11 June 2013.
The 2012 season for the Strathcona Mounted Troop (SMT) was quite the experience for me. I was surprised when I got the nod, from now Colonel Trevor Cadieu, which saw me leave my position as 1st Troop Leader for A Squadron.....
Bright and early (read: ridiculously early and ludicrously dark) on the morning of 4 March 2013, A Squadron deployed to the CFB Wainwright Training area for Ex STEELE SNIPER, thus commencing the fabled process known as the Road to High Readiness.
On the 28th of February 2013 Recce Squadron kicked off its extensive and intense Road to High Readiness training with a trip to Wainwright to visit the training area and ranges.
In the warmth and comfort of the Lecture Training Facility the Regiment held the annual memorial parade and service commemorating the Battle of Moreuil Wood, but the local residents in France commemorated the event on the historic battlefield.
What’s with the black beret, are you in the Navy? What does “LdSH(RC)” stand for? That’s a Reserve unit, right? Are you lost? Where is your tank?