In This Issue 24

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  Photo: HMCS KINGSTON (Submitted by 8120 Bill Gard)

As HMCS KINGSTON rounds the iconic Martello Tower at the Royal Military College, her crew ready their ship to secure to the jetty at Kingston, Ontario.  KINGSTON has returned to her namesake city for a “Show the Flag” visit on 12 July 2013.

Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Roger Litwiller. (RTL26530)

SEE more photos www.rogerlitwiller.com

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e-Veritas Update:

Rolande and I are doing fine. However, we are expecting to be busy with a number of ‘other’ events over the next week or two.

This includes a couple of out-of-town visits, one of which, includes our son, Willie, in from British Columbia.

Consequently, we have decided that Issue #25 will be at least a week late.

Look for us again on or around 11 July.

Thank you.

Rolande et moi nous portons bien. Cependant, nous nous attendons à être occupés à certains autres « événements » au cours des deux prochaines semaines.

Nous recevrons notamment des visiteurs de l’extérieur, dont notre fils, Willie, de Colombie-Britannique.

Par conséquent, nous avons décidé que le numéro 25 sera au moins une semaine en retard. Nous vous retrouverons vers le 11 juillet.

Merci.

Bill Oliver

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Flickr link which takes you to all our e-Veritas albums. HERE

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Melanie Hughes, James Howells, Colin de Grandpré, ALOY cadet, Victoria Pierrot, & Belanna McLean.

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In This Issue 24:

Chasse-Gallerie 2016, 8836 Clark Little: “Chance to finally payback Danny McLeod”

Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Keeping Tabs…

Notable Ex Cadets: 7441 Ken Summers

Where are they now? 6559 The Rev. Dr. Gerry Mueller

Photos: Golden Oldies

12 Tips for Showing Leadership During Your Staff Time

End of Academic Year Convocation and Graduation Ceremony at the CFC – Toronto

27064 Officer Cadet Gabriel Paquet – Designated CSL 7 Sqn

Spinning on the RMCC Pier

In Brief

Mike Kennedy Reviews: Baptism of Fire & Victory at Vimy

Morale Building Quotes from Red Adair

Deaths | Décès

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - Nos offres d’emploi

Articles you may have missed:

la Chasse-Galerie = Danny McLeod Athletic Fund

RMC CLASS OF 1970 – ATHLETICS WALL OF DISTINCTION PROJECT

3334 Dave Wightman: ROYAL ROADS PAVERSTONE PROJECT UPDATE

XIX Legacy Dinner – 22 September 2016

6513 John Bart & 7076 John van Haastrecht 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Friendly Reminder for Roadents – Join the Guard of Honour at the Royal Roads Mast

8816 Marius Grinius: “South China Sea and the New Great Game” 

1999: The year the Toronto Maple Leafs came calling…

Mike Kennedy remembers: H15200 Gilles Lamontagne

ALOY: “You’ve Come A Long Way”

 

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A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status - Chapeau aux membres suivant qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club:

 10981 Lawrence OKeeffe; 16751 Eric Levesque – Five Year Annual Membership

For memberships due to expire soon; please contact us asap with your renewal.

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

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Chasse-Gallerie 2016, 8836 Clark Little: “Chance to finally payback Danny McLeod”

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Chasse-Gallerie 2016, 8836 Clark Little:  “Chance to finally payback Danny McLeod”

E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003) interviewed 8836 BGen (ret’d) Clark Little (RMC 1971), one of fifteen Ex-Cadets who will raise money for the Danny McLeod Athletic Endowment Fund by paddling a voyageur canoe from Ottawa to Kingston this September, 2016. You can make a pledge or donation at www.rmcclubfoundation.ca.

Victoria Edwards: Do you have any canoeing experience? Any lessons learned?

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

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A new premium on retirement

Last Reunion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Maj.-Gen. Christian Drouin named the new commander of 1 Canadian Air

Royal Canadian Navy wraps up international naval conference

You are now “They”

RRMC Memories: Gen. Jonathan Vance wins push-up war with navy’s commander

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…

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Notable Ex Cadets: 7441 Ken Summers

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Notable Ex Cadets: 7441 Ken Summers:

OMM. MSC (Military). M.I.D. Bronze Star (USA) Medal of Bahrain (Bahrain) King Abdul Azziz Medal (Saudi Arabia); Liberation of Kuwait Medal 1st Class (Kuwait)

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Rear-Admiral Ken Summers is the only Canadian admiral to command a “total” national contingent in war, a distinction that began in August 1990 when he assumed command of the Canadian Naval Task Group ordered to the Persian Gulf in response to the Gulf War. He was appointed commander Canadian Forces Middle East, and established Joint Headquarters in Bahrain. From there he commanded Canadian naval, air and land forces which distinguished themselves throughout the Gulf War. During his long career, which began in the 1960s, he fulfilled numerous high-ranking sea appointments on both coasts, including commander Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron and Chief of Staff at Maritime Forces Pacific.

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Where are they now? 6559 The Rev. Dr. Gerry Mueller

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6559 The Rev. Dr. Gerry Mueller

Gerry is a retired priest, and has been associated with St. Andrew’s since early 2007. Educated as a chemical engineer in his first life (B.A.Sc., R.M.C. & Waterloo, 1966; M.Sc. & Ph.D., Manchester, 1967 & 1969), he was an engineering educator, researcher, and academic administrator for 19 years (mostly at University of Waterloo). In 1984 he began part-time (and later full-time) theological studies at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and the Faculty of Divinity, Trinity College, in the Toronto School of Theology, graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1988. He was ordained Deacon in May 1988, and Priest in November 1988 in the same group of ordinands as our Rector.

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Photos: Golden Oldies

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Photos: Golden Oldies

Over the next few summer Issues we will be digging around the archives to post some photos from the past: sports; military training; faculty; debaters; band; Marker staff; and much more.

Enjoy…

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12 Tips for Showing Leadership During Your Staff Time

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12 Tips for Showing Leadership During Your Staff Time

by James King

Staff officers are not often seen as dynamic leaders who are pivotal to a unit’s success in combat. Very few history books are written, and even fewer movies are made, about the exploits of a staff officer who saves the world. They are generally depicted as the bumbling fool or road-blocking bureaucrat who holds the hero back from accomplishing the mission.

“Game On, Staff Captain”

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End of Academic Year Convocation and Graduation Ceremony at the CFC – Toronto

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End of Academic Year Convocation and Graduation Ceremony at the Canadian Forces College – Toronto

13551 Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, was the guest of honour at the annual Convocation and Graduation Ceremony, which was conducted June 21st at the Canadian Forces College (CFC) in North York, Ontario.

An Honorary Degree was conferred to 12320  General Walt Natynczyk (ret) – Doctor of Military Science.

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27064 Officer Cadet Gabriel Paquet – Designated CSL 7 Sqn

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27064 OCdt Gabriel Paquet – MOC Arty 00179 – Honours chemistry + double minor (Life science – Env)

What was your motivation to attend RMCC?

I have always wanted to join the military. First I wanted to join as an NCM but after researching different trades and possibilities in the Forces, I realized RMC would offer the best advantages for a good career. Not only does it offer outstanding education it also allows us to hone our leadership skills.

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Spinning on the RMCC Pier

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Spinning on the RMCC Pier

By: Ryan Thompson

June is Recreation Month (JRM) is a PSP national campaign created to promote physical activity. As part of this initiative RMCC Recreation and Intramural Department hosted four outdoor spin classes. Over 80 RMC Cadets on June 14th, 16th, and 21st participated in a spin class on the HMCS Cataraqui patio. On June 23rd, 30 RMC Staff members, including the RMC Principal, Dr. Harry Kowal, took part in the staff spin class at the RMCC Pier under perfect conditions.

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In Brief

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Veteran an inspiration to young grad

At 94 years of age, Cooper was one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Second World War veteran present at the commissioning parade. He was appropriately afforded a seat in the section reserved for VIPs, arranged courtesy of Sheila McLeod, wife of the late Maj. (ret’d) Danny McLeod, former director of athletics at the Royal Military College.

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Members of 2 Military Police Regiment take part in the Change of Command Ceremony and Parade from 20895 Major T.K. Somerville (left)  to Major C.G. Power on May 14, 2016 at Garrison Petawawa, ON.

 

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The six gentlemen above are all Ex Cadets. What else do they all share?

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Mike Kennedy Reviews: Baptism of Fire & Victory at Vimy

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Over the next number of summer Issues we will be posting – books reviewed by 12570 Mike Kennedy. These ‘reviews’ first appeared in the VERITAS magazine.

Baptism of Fire

The Second Battle of Ypres and the Forging of Canada, April 1915

By Nathan M. Greenfield

Published by Harper Collins

474 pp. 

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Victory at Vimy

Canada Comes of Age: April 9 – 12, 1917

By Ted Barris

Published by Thomas Allen Publishers

300 pp.  

 

Just over one hundred years have passed since the midsummer day in 1914 when the Serbian anarchist Gavrilo Princip fired the “shot heard round the world” that proved to be the flashpoint for igniting the Great War of 1914 – 18. In the first few weeks of the conflict it was widely expected that hostilities would be over by Christmas; certainly, no one foresaw that the war would bring four years of appalling carnage that would eventually destroy four European empires and devour 20 million lives.

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Morale Building Quotes from Red Adair

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Morale Building Quotes from Red Adair:

 

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Deaths | Décès

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