Strathcona’s lead the Leopard tanks into Latvia

Strathcona’s lead the Leopard tanks into Latvia

Well before then Defence Minister Anita Anand announced in June that Canada would be sending a squadron of Leopard 2A4M main battle tanks to support the Canadian-led multinational battle group in Latvia, members of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) were...
Brigade strength

Brigade strength

by Chris Thatcher   There’s a fine art to force generating a multinational battle group. Partner nations are often occupied with their own national priorities and grappling with the limitations of their defence budgets, so building combat capability requires some...
Integrating the big guns

Integrating the big guns

by Chris Thatcher   In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014, NATO allies responded with the formation of enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Groups in eastern Europe as one of several deterrence measures. The Canadian-led battle group in Latvia...