A Squadron, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.


(Artwork was created in 2007)


This composition represents A Squadron, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) as a sub-unit of the Second Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.From 22 Feb- 7 Sept. 2007, the soldiers of the Squadron were deployed throughout Kandahar and Helmand Provinces, including the Districts of Zhari, Panjwayi, Khakrez, Arghandab, Ghorak, Shaw Wali Kot, Maywand, Kandahar, Daman and Nahr-e Saraj. This image portrays the Squadron’s Leopard C2 tanks, together with Afghan National Security Forces Canadian infantry, engineers and its combat service support echelon, breaching complex terrain in an advance to contact. Throughout the mission, the Squadron disrupted Taliban forces through the use of superior firepower and battlefield mobility thereby enhancing the security of Afghanistan.

Advance To Contact