Recce Squadron Headquarters
Officer Commanding: Maj Jeff Brown
Second-in-Command: Capt Philip Buckingham
Battle Captain: Capt Tim McHugh
Squadron Sergeant-Major: MWO Scott Brown
SQ: WO Martin Levis
Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Recce Squadron sent a Raven MUAS patrol to Exercise PRAIRIE STORM in CFB Suffield from 22 May - 04 June 2018 to augment our affiliated Regiment, the Royal Lancers (UK).
In late April, Second Troop from Recce Sqn headed across the Rockies to support Ex WESTERN CREWMAN (WC) 17, a Primary Reserve Exercise designed to train units from 39 and 41 Canadian Brigade Groups.
On May 8th, 2017, soldiers from the Regiment, supplemented by infanteers from 1 PPCLI, came together to begin Close Quarters Combat – Basic (CQCB) training.
In late February, Recce Sqn organized and ran a Basic Winter Warfare serial to qualify soldiers in the Regiment. With 51 candidates and another 45 support personnel participating in the training, it constituted a sizeable Regimental effort.
Well-fed and rested after the Thanksgiving Holiday, Recce Squadron re-deployed to Wainwright on 11 October to begin a manoeuvre exercise outside of the usual Wainwright Training Area.
At the end of September, the Regiment deployed on Exercise STEELE SABRE, an exercise designed to continue the Readiness training that culminated in the year’s earlier Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE.
Another year has come for the 100 man Honor Guard for the Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows and in 2016 Recce Sqn, with attachments from across the Regiment, followed in the steps of this rich tradition.
Usually at 0200hrs, troops want nothing more than to be anywhere but their Regiment. Friday at 0200hrs on February 26th 2016, however, was a different story for those showing up for their chance to travel to Texas.