Members of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) have served in virtually all of Canada’s peacekeeping missions since the 1950's
This has included major contributions in Egypt, Cyprus, Bosnia, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan the Strathcona’s helped to introduce technology to modern peacekeeping with the deployment of Leopard tanks in 2006.
It was in Afghanistan that Trooper Michael Yaki Hayakaze (LdSH(RC)) was killed in action. In addition, Cpl. Nathan Hornburg, of the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, was killed by enemy action while serving with the Regiment in Afghanistan.
This is a tribute to the Strathcona’s and their dedication to helping to make the world a better place to live.