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A Squadron - Common Ground II
Posted on Feburary 6, 2015
As combat arms soldiers, our job is to perform our duty without hesitation or fault. In order to do this, we focus on training in our particular trade each and every day. However, one skill set that is vital in modern warfare is being able to operate in a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear) environment.
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THE RCD HONOUR ROLL
Regimental Sergeant Major
CWO Mercer, MMM, MSM, CD
LCol S. Graham, MSM, CD
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Basic Winter Warfare with D Squadron
Posted on January 26, 2015
During the week of 19-23 January 2015, D Squadron prepared to deploy to the training area of Garrison Petawawa to conduct basic winter warfare. The preparation included various classes on winter survival and tactics, which would ultimately be put to practical use while deployed to the training area. .
Jack Walker (95)
Arthur Burke (92)
William Green (85)
Lester Murphy (82)
Frederick Connors (85)
Mukluk Hockey with C Squadron
Posted on Feburary 9, 2015
Early December saw C Squadron, RCD take an afternoon for their first annual match up of mukluk hockey. Senior NCOs and Officers comprised one team, while another two teams consisted of Troopers through Master-Corporals.
Ex Frozen Dragoon
Posted on Feburary 11, 2015
From the 26th to the 29th of January 2015 The Royal Canadian Dragoons conducted Exercise FROZEN DRAGOON, the culmination of two weeks of winter warfare training. Members of A, B and D Squadrons deployed to the Petawawa training area, supported by Headquarters Squadron and Regimental Headquarters.
Ex Frozen 2015: A Trooper's Perspective
Posted on Feburary 11, 2015
“This brings a literal meaning to Frozen Dragoon” I think to myself as the feeling in my toes slowly recedes. I’ve been sitting in a hole on top of a hill watching and listening for the past hour and I still have another hour to go before I can climb back into my warm sleeping bag, close my eyes and do it all over again in a few hours.
Posted on Feburary 16, 2015
On the 2nd and 3rd of February, D Squadron prepared and ran a series of ranges for the squadron and members of The Regiment. The ranges included the C9 light machine-gun, the M72 Short-Range Anti-Armour Weapon and Carl Gustav 84mm. D Sqn also shot Personal Weapons Test #3 for the C8 Carbine and C7 Rifle.
Drilling wells in Burkina Faso, Africa
Posted on Feburary 19, 2015
At the beginning of January this year I had the opportunity to go to Burkina Faso in West Africa along with six other men from my local church. The goal of the trip was to help provide clean drinking water through the drilling of wells in this arid region.
Combat First Aid
Posted on Feburary 23, 2015
D Squadron hosted to a two day Combat First Aid course from the 4 - 5 February 2015. Under the guidance of Sgt Edwards, Cpl Nayduk and MCpl Zruna from 2 Field Ambulance, candidates were taught the fundamentals of providing first aid in a combat environment.