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In This Issue 16:

Ex-Cadets & more in the News

Keeping tabs

11721 Larry Stevenson heading to Antarctica; looking for your help

23771 Matt Keeling & Bride Off to New England

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Looking back through the 1964 Review…

Remembering 2184 Rear Admiral Desmond William Piers

Former Paladins coach, Jim Hulton enjoying gig in the USHL

The Week That Was and More…

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IV Year Aeronautical Engineering Presentation – draws a crowd

Band very big part of the RMCC fabric

2015 Sandhurst competition through the eyes of 2 participants

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

Jobs – Careers / Carrières

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Deaths / Décès

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ENCORE:

CHAPITRE FORT SAINT JEAN BRANCH: ACTIVITÉS D’AVRIL – APRIL ACTIVITIES

Heritage Lane Project RMC / CMR Saint-Jean Projet du chemin patrimonial

GOLF BÉNÉFICE DE LA FONDATION DES ANCIENS DU CMR EX-CADET GOLF TOURNAMENT – RAPPEL – 5 juin

A 75th Anniversary Update on the Royal Roads Paverstone Project

75 Years of Excellence / Sunset Ceremony/Nominations for the 2015 Royal Roads University Alumni Awards

AFGHANISTAN A CANADIAN STORY 2001-2014 AS TOLD BY MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED

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

RCNC 209 W Bruce Wilson; 3575 Maynard Dokken; 3186 W. Robert Allan; 4045 Roland Doucet; 4630 Norman Sande; 5302 David Thomson; 6587 William D Armstrong; 7264 Kenneth Ross Betts – Lifetime Membership;  7988 Gordon B Hamilton – Lifetime Membership; 8131 Thomas Henry;

8707 Laurent L’Écuyer; 12885 Pierre Beauséjour; 13224 James R Henry.

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(For those who have let their membership lapse during 2014 & before – we miss you. Please update soon.)


Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew ‘Now’

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

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  • Recalling the 1978 Duntroon visit to RMC of Canada

  • The End of an Era

  • HMC Ships Nanaimo and Whitehorse return from Operation Caribbe

  • Naval war veteran surprised with Arctic Star medal

  • 8276 Marc Garneau se demande ce qu’Ottawa attend pour agir

  • As many as 400 Canadian D-Day veterans miss out on French honour because names weren’t forwarded

  • Don’t Call Them Army! It’s ‘Army West Point’ Now

  • 100th Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli

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Keeping tabs …

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Keeping Tabs…(12)

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11721 Larry Stevenson heading to Antarctica; looking for your help

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11721 Larry Stevenson heading to Antarctica in Jan; looking for your help

11721 Larry Stevenson (Class of 1978) is heading to Antarctica in January 2016 to climb the highest peak in Antarctica in support of The True Patriot Love (TPL) Foundation. This incredible challenge will take 9 soldiers and 18 business leaders on a journey to the summit of Vinson Massif, one of the world’s Seven Summits.

By doing so, they will raise critical funds and awareness for the brave men and women of our Canadian Armed Forces to ensure that each individual who has been injured while serving our country, is able to receive the care that they need as they recover and reclaim their body and spirit.

The last TPL expedition to the North Pole raised much needed funds to develop a Canadian version of a very successful US Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment. Our soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and are currently deployed to both Iraq and the Ukraine. These much needed funds will help support our soldiers and their families in their time of need.

For the past three years Larry has been serving as the Honourary Colonel of one of Canada’s finest and oldest Regiments, The Queens Own Rifles of Canada.

In his own words:

“In my time as Honourary Colonel I have been constantly amazed by the dedication of our Canadian Forces. We live in turbulent times and these fine young Canadians ensure that Canada remains strong and free. I strongly believe that we should be there for them.  Please be part of this adventure and make a difference by donating to The True Patriot Love Antarctica Expedition at my Antarctica home page”:

http://my.e2rm.com/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=2830470&langPref=en-CA

Every contribution is a meaningful one.

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23771 Matt Keeling & Bride Off to New England

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23771 Matt Keeling – Class of 2007 & Bride Off to New England.

By: WJO

Matt Keeling is moving on! The Florence, Nova Scotia native has swallowed the anchor just recently retiring from the RCN. He and his wife, Heather who grew up in Saco, Maine have decided moving to the USA is in their best short and long term interest.

Anyone who has been involved with Canadian immigration in recent years can certainly attest to why the United States option is the best one for a young married couple.

Matt and Heather met in Halifax while she was studying dentistry; he a RCN officer.  They married August 9th, 2014 in Gran Pré, NS. She is now is fully qualified dentist and plans on opening her own practise likely in southern Maine or New Hampshire .

While a cadet at the college, Matt was heavily involved with the band. He moved up through the various bar positions within the Brass and Reed and eventually the Combined Military Band.

While in the Navy the Psychology Major with a Minor in History graduate has been involved in some exciting adventures. . “I became a submarine officer in 2010 sailing aboard HMCS Corner Brook as a trainee, aboard HMCS Victoria as the Sonar Officer and Navigating Officer and aboard HMCS Windsor as the Combat Officer.”

He mentioned that his highlight was sailing aboard HMCS Victoria during RIMPAC 2012. “ …part of the team that executed a first-of-class torpedo firing during SINKEX12.” He added. “It was an incredible feeling having the opportunity to take part in such a historic moment for the Canadian Submarine Force, especially since this SINKEX was 14 years in the making.”

Now that he will have a more defined schedule Matt plan to spend time volunteering and helping out in their new location – once Heather and he are settled. He is about 2-3 months away from a green card, which will entitle him to seek full-time employment.

“I hope to use my planning abilities, management and leadership skills that I developed as a naval officer to find employment in business. In the future, I hope to assist Heather by managing the business aspects of her dental practice.”

Matt would love to touch base or hear from any “buds” who are currently residing in the New England area. He can be reached:

keeling.mr@gmail.com

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Looking back through the 1964 Review…

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We have started a process whereby we will be digitizing old photos which will eventually find a place in the Alumni website – Narrowpoint. Our aim is to match up names with the photos, as many of our oldie photos do not have the names included.

This is a work in progress. For starters we have a few from the 1964 Review.

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Remembering 2184 Rear Admiral Desmond William Piers

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Caption: Photo was taken71 years ago, 21 April 1944. It shows LCdr Piers aboard the HMCS Algonquin, he had joined the newly-commissioned ship two months’ earlier and was her first Captain.

Following is an interesting biography of RAdm Desmond Piers which Mike Kennedy came across. This November will mark the 10th anniversary of his death.

2184 Commodore DW Piers was the XXII commandant of RMC. He served in this position from 1957 – 60.

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REAR ADMIRAL DESMOND  PIERS AS HONOURARY PRESIDENT

This short biography on R-Admiral Desmond Piers was developed by the South Shore Naval Association (Blockhouse, Nova Scotia) when they installed Admiral Piers as their honourary president at their annual mess dinner on April 20th 2001. This article was produced by Jerry Sigrist.

Rear Admiral Desmond William Piers DSC, CM, CD,D.sc.Mil, Klj, RCN (Ret’d)

Admiral “Debby [1]” Piers was born in Halifax on 12 June, 1913, a member of one of the city’s founding families, and was educated at the Halifax County Academy and the Royal Military College of Canada.

He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1932 as the first ex-cadet of the RMC to enter that service. From 1932 to 1937 Admiral Piers served as a Cadet, Midshipman, and Sub-Lieutenant in the training system of the Royal Navy aboard British warships. After university and technical courses at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich and Portsmouth, he returned to Canada to serve in destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy.

The outbreak of World War Two found him serving as the First Lieutenant (X.O.) of the destroyer HMCS RESTIGOUCHE. RESTIGOUCHE had been called from the west coast for duty in the Caribbean and sailed with OTTAWA on November 15, 1939, reaching Kingston Jamaica via the Panama Canal on November 29. It was then realized RESTIGOUCHE would be required for convoy duties and was ordered to Halifax. After only 48 hours in Halifax she was at sea again leading Canada’s first troopships to the U.K. She remained on these duties until May 1940.

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Jim Hulton enjoying gig in the USHL

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Former Paladins coach, Jim Hulton enjoying gig in the USHL

By CLAUDE SCILLEY

Nebraska, it seems, agrees with Jim Hulton.

“I like to describe it as Napanee on steroids,” said Hulton, the Wolfe Island ex-pat hockey coach who plies his trade in the town of Kearney, in the south end of a prairie state where corn is No. 1 and football a close second—except, perhaps, on alternate Saturdays in the fall.

“It reminds me a lot of Napanee,” Hulton said, “only it’s about three times the size. Outstanding people. The people of the midwest are unbelievably friendly, warm, outgoing people. It’s been a lot of fun, really enjoyable.”

The town has rallied around the Tri-City Storm, the United States Hockey League junior club Hulton joined in November, 2013. Seven of the last eight crowds have been in excess of 3,000 fans, which, Hulton says, isn’t bad for a town of 30,000.

Of course, it helps when the hockey club is winning, as it has done this season. After inheriting a team that was seven games under .500 when he arrived a year and a half ago, Hulton brought the Storm home 11 games below break-even, with the third-worst record in the 16-team league, the pre-eminent junior circuit in the U.S.

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The Week That Was and More…

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  • RMCC has excellent showing in NSA cyber exercise

  • Other news from around the peninsula…

  • Spotlight on RMCC Faculty: Professor Richard J Bathurst – Civil Engineering Department

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IV Year Aeronautical Engineering Presentation – draws a crowd

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IV Year Aeronautical Engineering Presentation – draws a crowd

CDS among those in attendance

On 1 April 2015, the Aeronautical Engineering Class of 2015, presented the aircraft that they had laboured over since September to a Currie Hall, filled to capacity with distinguished guests, members and students of the RMC and industry representatives. The goal of the presentation was to defend the design to the many experts in the room and to try and “pitch” the aircraft to potential buyers. The aircraft was meant to be a replacement for the CC138 Twin Otter, operating from Yellowknife in its STOL (short take-off and landing) transport, search and rescue roles. Each year the professors add a nice little catch to make the design that much more difficult. The aircraft had to be capable of vertical and conventional take-offs and landings. The students all had their own design disciplines in which they became subject matter experts. Your scribe for this article had the job as project manager, to try and motivate everyone to keep working despite the countless roadblocks encountered. Attempting to coordinate 15 other cadets who all had different personal schedules in terms of homework, varsity, IMs, and occasionally a social event here and there was a feat in itself. Contrary to popular belief, they all had social lives, but they occurred, invariably, at the expense of sleep.

During the first semester, the class underwent the conceptual design phase where they worked out the exterior design of the aircraft. The conceptual design review in November was meant to point out any possible problems that may have been overlooked. With that extra feedback from experts, the class moved into the preliminary design phase where they refined the exterior design and focused more on integrating all the required systems, as well as designed a more detailed structure and performing a more in depth analysis of performance, stability and control, weights and balance, and environmental impact. The preliminary design review, held conveniently on Air Force Day, was meant to address any unanswered questions from the conceptual phase, to present the latest design iteration, and to determine what the focus would be for the detailed design phase, should that come about.

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Band very big part of the RMCC fabric

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Band very big part of the RMCC fabric

By 26358 OCdt Nicholas Saulnier, CWBO (photo left)

If you’ve ever been to a major event at RMCC, chances are you’ve had an encounter with the college band. As the largest authorized volunteer band in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the RMCC Band is the only band in the CAF to boast choir and highland dance sections in addition to the more traditional Pipes & Drums Corps and Brass & Reed band. The unique organization of the RMCC Bands gives the opportunity to over a hundred cadets, academics, and ex-cadets to participate in a more creative outlet than might otherwise be found in school and military activities. So, one may ask, what would college life be like without the bands?

The first thing somebody might mention is obvious: parades would have no music. Almost every RMCC parade event is supported in some way or another by the bands. Throughout the course of a year, the band is tasked to play at the 9/11 memorial, Reunion Weekend, college parades, Remembrance Day, Copper Sunday, Convocation, the Sunset Ceremony, and the commissioning parades.

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2015 Sandhurst competition through the eyes of 2 participants

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“Last weekend’s Sandhurst Competition was a compelling show of Canadian Military skills. The effort and aptitude displayed by our team was impressive, even with the added honour and burden of being the first team to embark on the competition.The Canadian Flag was featured prominently several times throughout the weekend, bringing cheer and inspiration to the RMCC team.

The United States Military Academy put on an impressive competition, and the RMCC contingent was well taken care of by capable and eager staff; our thanks go to them for an excellent event.”

BGen Al Meinzinger – RMCC Commandant

A look at the 2015 Sandhurst competition through the eyes of 2 participants

Authors: 26268 OCdt (IV) Stéphanie Paquette and 26015 OCdt (IV) Justin Hanlon

5 April  

On Sunday 5 April 2015, the RMCC Sandhurst Team departed the College, bound for West Point for the annual Sandhurst Competition. The accompanying staff included Capt Justin Lystiuk (Sandhurst Team Coach), Capt Adam Bradley (Team Manager), WO Julian Wieczorek (Training NCO), PO Peter Strickland (Admin and Equipment NCO) and two members of the Kingston PSP Staff, Tomasz Deren and Capt Steve Mitchell.

Arriving in the afternoon, RMCC Sandhurst was greeted by their host company, I-4. After hosting Team Canada for several years in a row now, a friendly atmosphere has developed between I-4 and the Team. Team Canada has even managed to get their name on I-4’s weekly “Winning Board” by bringing back a broom stick belonging to I-4 that was mistakenly taken back to Canada amongst the Team’s gear last year.

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Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

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Un professeur du CMR Saint-Jean est le lauréat du prix d’excellence en enseignement de la promotion de 1965

Le prix d’excellence en enseignement de la promotion de 1965 récompense chaque année l’engagement exceptionnel d’un professeur dans chacun des deux collèges militaires du Canada. L’objectif de cette récompense est d’offrir un environnement d’apprentissage stimulant pour les étudiants. Le second lauréat du prix en 2014 est Ian Parenteau, professeur de science politique au Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean.

Allocution du lauréat 2014 : « Élof Parenteau, Saddam Hussein et Oussama ben Laden ».

Date : 14 avril 2015

Dans son allocution, le professeur Parenteau est revenu sur son parcours au Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean d’abord comme élève officier puis comme professeur. Avec le recul et l’expérience de plus d’une dizaine d’années à enseigner à l’université, il a orienté sa réflexion sur le métier de professeur autour de trois grands conseils généraux.

Il estime qu’il faut d’abord considérer les élèves officiers comme des adultes. Comme des personnes responsables de leurs gestes et capables de raisons. D’un point de vue pédagogique, ils doivent accepter de relever des défis et cela doit les conduire vers l’échec à l’occasion. Trébucher fait en effet partie de l’apprentissage. Or leur carrière entière sera consacrée à triompher d’adversités diverses. Voilà pourquoi il faut leur enseigner les vertus du dépassement et de la responsabilisation, c’est-à-dire d’être capable de prendre une décision sans en référer à autrui, mais en puisant dans ses propres ressources. De faire preuve de ténacité et du courage parce que ces valeurs, plus que toute autre chose, doivent guider leur action.

Comme deuxième conseil, il a insisté sur la nécessité d’enseigner à des non-spécialistes puisque comme officier, ils devront nécessairement agir dans des situations pour lesquels il n’existe aucune spécialisation.

Enfin, puisque l’environnement militaire dans lequel ils évolueront est changeant, nos cours doivent permettre de leur inculquer à la fois une culture générale et de développer chez eux l’esprit critique. Les élèves officiers doivent être capables de réfléchir par eux-mêmes à des problèmes complexes. À agir lorsqu’il n’existe plus aucun repère. À prendre des décisions dans des situations auxquelles ils ne se sont jamais heurtés. Bref, à exercer le commandement de l’officier.

 

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Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

Lors du Café du commandant, le Doyen à l’enseignement, Monsieur Marc Imbeault, a tenu à souligner l’accomplissement de certains élof membres du Club d’échecs du CMR Saint-Jean en leur remettant des prix. Il s’agit des élof:  QuanQuig Wu de l’escadron Richelieu, Christian Pettigrew de l’escadron Iberville, et Alexander Thiel de l’escadron Tracy. Merci aux dons de la Fondation des CMR.

 

The Dean of Studies, Mr. Marc Imbeault, acknowledged the accomplishments of some OCdts members of the RMC Saint-Jean Chess Club by presenting them with prizes. These OCdts are : QuanQuig Wu, from Richelieu Squadron, Christian Pettigrew from Iberville Squadron, and Alexander Thiel from Tracy Squadron. Many thanks to RMC Foundation for the donation.

(Photo réf: Remises prix aux trois : Col Carignan, OCdts Thiel, Pettigrew and QuanQuig and CWO Turbide)

 

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Lors du Café du commandant, le Doyen à l’enseignement, Monsieur Marc Imbeault, a tenu à souligner l’accomplissement de certains élof membres du Club d’échecs du CMR Saint-Jean en leur remettant des prix. Aspm  Antoine Viscardi de l’escadron Richelieu.

 

The Dean of Studies, Mr. Marc Imbeault, acknowledged the accomplishments of some OCdts members of the RMC Saint-Jean Chess Club by presenting them with prizes. Ncdt Antoine Viscardi from Richelieu Squadron

(Photo réf. Aspm Viscardi: Col Carignan, Ocdt Viscardi and CWO Turbide)

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Lors du Café du commandant, le Doyen à l’enseignement, Monsieur Marc Imbeault, a tenu à souligner l’accomplissement de certains élof membres du Club d’échecs du CMR Saint-Jean en leur remettant des prix. Elof Alexis Heros de l’escadron Iberville.

 

The Dean of Studies, Mr. Marc Imbeault, acknowledged the accomplishments of some OCdts members of the RMC Saint-Jean Chess Club by presenting them with prizes. Ocdt Alexis Heros from Iberville Squadron

(Photo réf. Ocdt Hero: Col Carignan, Ocdt Hero and CWO Turbide)

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Lors du Café du commandant, le Doyen à l’enseignement, Monsieur Marc Imbeault, a tenu à souligner l’accomplissement de certains élof membres du Club d’échecs du CMR Saint-Jean en leur remettant des prix. Elof Oscar Morgado de l’escadron Iberville.

 

The Dean of Studies, Mr. Marc Imbeault, acknowledged the accomplishments of some OCdts members of the RMC Saint-Jean Chess Club by presenting them with prizes. Ocdt Oscar Morgado from Iberville Squadron

(Photo Réf. Ocdt Morgado : Col Carignan, Ocdt Morgado and CWO Turbide)

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La mention élogieuse du Commandant du Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean est décernée à Mme Sophie Normandin du  département des langues du Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean pour son excellente performance lors de la préparation et du déroulement de la Semaine du patrimoine culturel au cours des deux dernières années.

 

The Cmdt Royal Military College Saint-Jean’s Commendation is presented to Sophie Normandin from the Language Department for her excellent performance during the preparation and unfolding of Cultural Heritage Week over the past two years.

(Photo réf. Mme Normandin ME.jpg : Col Carignan, Ms Normandin and CWO Turbide)

All photo credits: M. Mario Poirier.

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Jobs – Careers / Carrières

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Deaths | Décès

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4463 George Vrana;

3295 Joseph Lackner;

Dr. Keith Neilson; and

Dr. Rusmir Tanovic

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