OREANDA-NEWS. September 26, 2016. Approximately 500 members of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), the armoured regiment of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group will participate in Exercise STEELE SABRE 2016 from September 24 to October 6 in Wainwright, Alberta.

Exercise STEELE SABRE 2016, is a challenging training opportunity designed to further hone the individual and collective skills upon which the regiment’s operational readiness is based. Training activities during this exercise will include mounted reconnaissance patrolling, tank manoeuvres, and live fire ranges.   


“Exercises such as STEELE SABRE 2016 offer robust, realistic training that complements the Canadian Army’s larger collective training events and ensure that Canadian soldiers remain well-trained, well-equipped, and ready to deploy wherever and whenever called upon.”

— Colonel W.H. Fletcher, Commander, 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

Quick Facts

  • On July 1, 2016, 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, headquartered in Edmonton assumed responsibility as the Canadian Army’s high readiness formation. Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) forms the core of one of three combined arms manoeuvre units in the brigade group. 
  • Core training events such as Exercise STEELE SABRE 2016 strengthen soldiers’ capabilities to operate effectively at home and abroad. Operational readiness allows the Canadian Army to accomplish the tasks the Government of Canada assigns.