Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lord Strathcona's Horse Museum

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), to give them their full title, is one of Canada's armoured regiments. Before they were armoured, however, they were mounted, trained to attack with swords on horseback or dismounted with rifles. Their colourful history is worthy of discovery.
Warrant Officer Ted McLeod, Archivist
The Straths have been involved in every Canadian conflict from the Boer War through Afghanistan, and their story is graphically told by the Strathcona Museum in Calgary. Easily accessible off the Crowchild Trail, the museum has thousands of photos, diaries, etc, with 40,000 visits per year. For more information, see http://www.strathconas.ca/strathcona-museum.

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