Welcome To The Home Of The Light Horse, "Alberta's Regiment"
The South Alberta Light Horse (SALH) is Alberta's Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment and forms part of the Canadian Army Primary Reserve in Alberta.
Based in Edmonton and Medicine Hat Alberta, the SALH is truly a Pan-Alberta Regiment with a proud history of commitment to our local communities and a proven track record of service around the world in defence of Canada.
The South Alberta Light Horse is the only regiment in Canada to have "Alberta" int their name and hold the nickname of "Alberta's Regiment". As the senior reserve regiment in Alberta, the SALH has served the people of Alberta for over 130 years.
Soldiers of the SALH are army scouts, the eyes and ears of the battlefield. They train to observe and report on their surroundings and operate the G-Wagon for formation reconnaissance. However, they are always ready to scout dismounted or augment the regular forces in the Leopard II main battle tank when called upon. In order to protect themselves, soldiers in the SALH are trained on a variety of personal and crew-served weapons and operate a wide variety of specialty battlefield radars, thermal sensors, optical systems, chemical detectors and digital communications systems. The SALH are prepared to operate in the harshest of environments and are prepared to deploy anywhere in the world, from the deserts of Afghanistan to the Arctic in defence of Canada's North.
The South Alberta Light Horse is one of the last of the "Light Horse" Regiments in the Commonwealth and our members are continually answering the call of duty by serving within NATO, the United Nations and locally during emergencies within Canada.
The South Alberta Light Horse has existed historically in various forms since the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 and has a glorious record of service where our members have served since the Rebellion, through both World Wars, the Balkans, and recently into Afghanistan.
We welcome you to the site and hope you enjoy learning more of our past and share the Regimental experience with our current members.