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On a great plain bisecting the Tigris River in the heart of what used to be ancient Mesopotamia, there sits a city with a rich history: Baghdad, Iraq
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.
For us Captain types, a yearlong Canadian Joint Operations Command tour is difficult to get and it is even more challenging to get one with the United Nations.
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.
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.
Operation IMPACT's Canadian Training Assistance Team in Jordan (CTAT-J) has been lucky enough to be staffed with a significant number of soldiers from Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians).
It has been 104 years since C squadron's charge at Moreuil Wood, and this year the Regiment was once again allowed to stand proudly on the parade square to remember this moment in history.
Soldiers from LdSH(RC) are being taught and fine tuning their skills on the simulator, in preparation for the upcoming PCF range Ex STEELE BULLSEYE 22