In This Issue 28

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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:

3088 Fred E Ross; 6133 John A Stewart; 6607 Kenneth W Clarkson;  8055 James G McCarthy; 3890 Douglas J Gilpin; 5937 Donald S Pool; 6845 Paul Northover; 8074 J Douglas Smith Lifetime Membership; 8522 John AJ Hills; 10993 Roger H Richard – Lifetime Membership;

15666 Jeff Miclash; 6655 Cecil C Lukenbill; 25957 Geoffrey JW Branford – Lifetime Membership.

Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew ‘Now’

In This Issue 28:

Ex-Cadets & More in the News

CLAUDE SCILLEY In Conversation:

An unlikely vocation awaited the man who scored RMC’s last touchdown

Direct From Panet House

Keeping Tabs…

New book by Jack Granatstein entitled The Greatest Victory: Canada’s 100 days, 1918

Club Membership Update

Help needed to locate a number of “buds” / Nécessaire

We Remember

1557 Reginal Sawyer: A Giant of an Ex Cadet

Good bye Eric, Welcome Serge / Adieu Eric, Bienvenu Serge

75th Anniversary of Royal Roads – April 2015

ROTP / RETP -

Programme de formation des officiers de la Force régulière –

Programme de formation (Intégration à la Réserve)

Jobs – Careers / Carrières

Deaths | Décès

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Employment Opportunities at the Royal Military College of Canada

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Emplois disponibles au Collège militaire royal du Canada Article

 

ENCORE:

2014 Ottawa Golf Tournament / Tournoi de golf – Club de golf Greensmere – 11 juillet

Meet Some of Our 212 Partners

e-Veritas: Reality

CMR SAINT-JEAN – 5/7 SEPT 2014 – FIN DE SEMAINE DES RETROUVAILLES – HOMECOMING WEEK-END

The 2014 Class of 1965 Teaching Excellence Award / Le Prix d’excellence en enseignement de la Promotion 1965

Royal Roads Paverstone Project

17th Annual Legacy Dinner

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

Morale building quotes from Pancho Villa:

“My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and give the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.”

“I am not an educated man. I never had an opportunity to learn anything except how to fight.”

Morale building quotes from José Doroteo Arango Arámbula.

José Doroteo Arango Arámbula (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923) – better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or his nickname Pancho Villa – was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals.
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As commander of the División del Norte (Division of the North), he was the veritable caudillo of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, which, given its size, mineral wealth, and proximity to the United States of America, provided him with extensive resources. Villa was also provisional Governor of Chihuahua in 1913 and 1914. Although he was prevented from being accepted into the “panteón” of national heroes until some 20 years after his death, today his memory is honored by Mexicans. In addition, numerous streets and neighborhoods in Mexico are named in his honor.
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Villa and his supporters seized hacienda land for distribution to peasants and soldiers. He robbed and commandeered trains and, like the other revolutionary generals, printed fiat money to pay for his cause. Villa’s men and supporters became known as Villistas during the revolution from 1910 to roughly 1920.
Villa’s dominance in northern Mexico was broken in 1915 through a series of defeats he suffered at Celaya and Agua Prieta at the hands of Álvaro Obregón and Plutarco Elías Calles.
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After Villa’s famous raid on Columbus, New Mexico, in 1916, U.S. Army General John J. Pershing tried unsuccessfully to capture Villa in a nine-month pursuit that ended when the United States entered into World War I and Pershing was called back. Villa retired in 1920 and was given a large estate, which he turned into a “military colony” for his former soldiers. In 1923, he decided to reinvolve himself in Mexican politics and as a result was assassinated, most likely on the orders of Obregón.
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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

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15224 Suzanne Bastien, M.A.(Éth. Pub), B.Ed., ing., PMP (Class of 1986)

Suzanne a été élue première vice-présidente de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) en juin 2014. Elle est la représentante de l’outaouais au sein du conseil d’administration de l’OIQ depuis 2013. Suzanne a un intérêt avoué en gouvernance, ce sujet était central à son mémoire pour l’obtention de sa maîtrise en éthique publique à l’université Saint-Paul à Ottawa l’an dernier. Il faut bien s’occuper quand les enfants partent de la maison :-)

Suzanne has been elected as First Vice-President of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) in June 2014. Suzanne has been an elected member of the Board of Directors of the OIQ since 2013 as the Outaouais representative. She has a keen interest in governance, that being the subject of her research paper for her Public Ethics Masters degree she completed last year. Got to fill all that free time when the kids leave the house :-)

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The Amazing Race Canada Teams Encounter Damage Control Up Close

“I was thrilled to be part of the show,”

20930 LCdr Rob Petitpas   Article

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Recent 16538 Wayne Eyre related articles:

 18th Airborne Corps: Canadian Army general takes Afghan post

“Commanding NTM-A has been a career highlight. It’s been both personally and professionally fascinating,” Eyre said in a release. “I challenge everyone to keep focused on the mission at hand.”

16538 Wayne Eyre  Article

Change of command for 3rd Canadian Division at CFB Edmonton

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Thomson: Ready for inevitable ‘something else’

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Upgrades to Aurora aircraft puts Royal Canadian Air Force on cutting edge of anti-submarine warfare

“We went out, hunted for it, found it, tracked it and did some simulated attacking,” said Maj. Angie Thomas

22679 Angie Thomas Article

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Rare formation of 16 planes soar above 15 Wing Moose Jaw

“It takes a while to get that number of airplanes together when you get airborne,” wing commander Col. Paul Goddard said Friday following the demonstration. “And it was pretty windy and turbulent today so a little tough, the guys had to work a little harder to stay in position.”

14561 Colonel Paul Goddard Article

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Canadians making history at Buckingham Palace

Canada’s Van Doo’s take charge

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CLAUDE SCILLEY In Conversation: An unlikely vocation awaited the man who scored RMC’s last touchdown

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CLAUDE SCILLEY In Conversation: An unlikely vocation awaited the man who scored RMC’s last touchdown

By CLAUDE SCILLEY

When he came to Royal Military College in the fall of 1979, 13888 Fred Kaustinen figured he’d play a little football, get a degree, put in his four-year commitment to the armed forces and go back to working in his father’s pipeline business.

Becoming a combat diver, specializing in underwater demolition, would have been an unlikely detour in the career path of a young man for whom aquatics wasn’t exactly a passion.

“I couldn’t swim worth crap,” Kaustinen said the other day on the phone from Toronto. “Thank god the wet suit floats.”

Sure enough, however, Kaustinen mastered the craft and became the senior army diver for three years, his expertise in demand all over the world. Not bad for a vocation to which the former Redmen quarterback — and the man who scored the last touchdown in RMC football history — came quite circuitously.

“I became a combat diver because I was the only officer that passed the medical in our unit,” Kaustinen said. “The CO said, ‘You’re going to go on this course and you aren’t going to fail.’”

It was an arduous process. First came a screening program, which each candidate did at his home regiment. Then people were selected to go to British Columbia, where every morning “the fittest guy in the West Coast Navy runs your ass off, and then you’ve got to get into your wet suit in under five minutes and jump in the ocean.”

“The work day hasn’t even started and you’ve got to swim a kilometre in these open seas, and everybody has to do it in under 20 minutes or nobody gets to wear gloves — and the ocean’s cold. It took us three weeks to get everybody to finish under that. The first week, I was one of the slowest, for sure, because I wasn’t used to the water at all.”

“It was great, though. Those soldiers, the corporals and sergeants, man, they were salt-of-the-earth, tough, tough guys.”

The trade made for some interesting duty. Kaustinen dove with a number of special forces around the world and did a couple of minefield-clearance tours, in Kuwait after the first Gulf War and in Cambodia in 1994.

“A lot of that diving, that’s a great way to get out of headquarters and back with the troops. How could a guy not love that?” he said, although “work in the minefields stresses the crap out of you.”

“You always wonder at the end of the day if everybody’s going to get the next day. It’s high casualty rate work. When we were in Kuwait, there six international soldiers killed every day from unexploded ordinance and mines. We didn’t lose anybody. We had one accident, but he was fine.

“In Cambodia, where I was embedded with the unit, I was mentoring the Cambodian guy to be a unit commander. They were losing 10 people a day in minefields. We didn’t lose any in our unit. Most of the casualties were not minefield-clearance people. They were people gathering firewood or trying to clear a field for planting. The Khmer Rouge were very adept at planting new minefields overnight.”

Kaustinen’s military career arose after an ex-cadet saw him play football for Trafalgar high school in Oakville in the autumn of 1978. “I basically got a letter that said come play football.” The day his team won the championship, he was approached by a coach from RMC, who convinced him to come to Kingston. “That’s why I joined,” Kaustinen said. “Out of the blue, to play football at RMC.”

That summer, he was off to Chiliwack for officer training and before long, Kaustinen was wondering “what the heck I’d gotten myself into.”

“Some sergeant major is screaming at us, ‘Double up,’ ‘Dress up.’ To me, double up meant bend over and dress up meant straighten your tie.” Ten weeks later, Kaustinen was at football camp, about to embark on an undefeated season that culminated with what was known at the time as the Canadian small college championship.

Playing in Lennoxville, Que., RMC scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Champlain College 38-25. “That was just awesome,” Kaustinen said. “We had a fantastic team.”

Being a rookie that year, however, meant that four years later, a touchdown Kaustinen scored in a game against Sheridan in his home town would prove to be the last ever scored by an RMC football player.

“Following Lee Rogers’ block,” Kaustinen said. “It was a trap. I was playing running back that game, maybe around 10 yards. The blocking was just perfect. I went in untouched.”

News that the program would be discontinued had circulated that fall and became official in the spring of 1983. “It wasn’t overnight. We knew there was a move to get all of the varsity sports into university leagues,” said Kaustinen, who played rugby his final year at RMC and also was a member of the wrestling team.

“We knew it would be a struggle. Football is one of those games, there’s a ton of emotion with it. It was tough on all of the guys when that ended prior to graduation, but I got four good years out of it, and school. A lot of us went over to varsity rugby, anyway, so it wasn’t like sports ended.”

Kaustinen, who won the Tommy Smart Cup as the college’s outstanding athlete in 1983, studied in a program known as fuel engineering and management. A combat engineer who rose to the rank of major, he retired in 1999 and now works as a management consultant based in Toronto, specializing in risk management. His main client is the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards, which he serves as executive director.

“I assumed, somewhat falsely, maybe, that I’d be spending the last 20 years of a career riding a desk and I wanted to try something different.”

As a self-employed management consultant, Kaustinen pursued a number of different opportunities. His first was with Durham Region, which was looking for a governance advisor with a strategic planning background. That led him to working with police boards.

“Post-911 I had lots of counter-terrorism work,” he said. “Because I was an underwater demolition guy in the army, lots of people were looking for advice, mostly bridges and dams but then it morphed into critical infrastructure and transportation systems. I morphed that more into business continuity for all hazards risk.”

There’s a simple reason, Kaustinen said, why he chose a military career instead of returning to civilian life sooner: “I loved soldiering.”

“After graduation I got posted to Gagetown and got my first command at age 23. It was 65 guys and a bunch of armoured vehicles and it was great. Oh, god, it was fun.”

Kaustinen also saw domestic duty fighting forest fires and pre- and post-flood work, “because engineers have all the tools.”

“It was fun. We did all kinds of different things, and I owe it all to starting at RMC.”

He savours every minute of it.

“Time in the regiments was fantastic,” he said. “It was like living with a sports team, in terms of the challenges, the physical demands and the camaraderie. It was like being on a big football or rugby team. It was great.”

Kaustinen retired on Remembrance Day, in honour of the friends that he’d lost. He didn’t get around to attending a retirement dinner until 10 years later, but he recalls vividly what he said that night.

“I said when I was serving, all I could think about was all the cool stuff I was doing and all the cool places I was going to but I’ll tell you, 10 years later, what I really remember is not so much what we were doing, but the people I was doing it with.

“That is the highlight. It’s just like the sports things. It’s the guys I played with. I don’t remember the scores or the plays, but I can remember the smiling faces in the huddle, or at the beer-up after the rugby game.”

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Direct From Panet House

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Here & There

By: WJO

RMCC commandant, BGen Al Meinzinger, had the opportunity last week to travel to Naval Officers Training Centre (NOTC) VENTURE in Victoria, BC and 3 Canadian Forces Flight Training School (3CFTTS), Portage La Prairie, MB to visit with Cadets and speak to them about their summer training experiences thus far.

This week he is off to 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown  for a similar type visit with Cadets who are going through different levels of phase training in the various combat arms military occupations.

These engagements will assist in ensuring that RMCC send well prepared Cadets to their elements each summer.

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Sean McDonaugh, RMCC varsity rugby coach spent last week in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador where he was a main part of the coaching staff with the Ontario U19 rugby team that competed in the National championship.

The Ontario squad swept through the round robin championship undefeated. Winning the last match again a combined team of players from the Ottawa area and various parts of Quebec in convincing style by a score of 47 – 5.

Two future RMCC ruggers are on the Ontario team: Matt Fritz (Erin, ON) and Ian Smith (Barrie ON) are both expected to suit-up for the Redmen this coming season.

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Website and Narrowcontent Update

The redesigned Club website went live on 10 June. The new e-commerce Gift Shop is nearing completion and would be online shortly as well. The member’s only portal was still under development. Translation would follow in due course. Should budget resources be available, Phase 2 (automatic website scalable technology) will be in place in time for the Reunion Weekend.

Narrowcontent has developed a new website (RMC CMR Alumni) which includes a fully operational event registration for Reunion Weekends for both RMCSJ and RMCC. Links to the registration pages have been provided on the new version of the Club’s webpage.

Narrowcontent is also digitizing Review yearbook photos for this year’s Reunion Classes post 69 and offering a digital yearbook and survey to the Class of 1984 (30th). Lastly, Narrowcontent intends to create a page for the distinguished alumni and they are gathering the narratives/bios from the Birchall Leadership Award recipients and inductees to both the RMCC Wall of Honour and RMCSJ Hall of Fame to that end.

More details coming soon…

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Strategic Review Implementation – Governance Update

The project is on schedule. A report and chart appeared in the summer edition of Veritas magazine.

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We’re looking to hear from anyone who purchased or sold a house during the past 12months.

Reason: We have been approached by a number of Real Estate agents from across Canada who are interested in partnering up with e-Veritas.

Prior to engaging in any negations we would like input from e-Veritas readers. If you have sold and / or purchased within the past 12 months please let us know, if you would recommend your “agent” – please provide name / location. William.oliver@rmc.ca

Nous aimerions savoir si vous avez acheté ou vendu une maison au cours des 12 derniers mois?

La raison : nous avons un bon nombre de courtiers immobilier d’un bout à l’autre du Canada qui sont intéressés à devenir associés avec e-Veritas. Avant d’entrer en négociations nous aimerions l’opinion des lecteurs d’e-Veritas. Si vous avez acheté ou vendu au cours des 12 derniers mois recommanderiez-vous votre courtier? Si oui, veuillez nous faire parvenir le nom et l’endroit. Merci à l’avance.

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Keeping Tabs…

Posted by rmcclub on July 20th, 2014

Principal at West Wood Enterprises

Contôleur aérien chez Forces canadiennes

Vice President, Development at Osmington

Special Assistant to the Mayor at City of Ottawa

Professional Training and Development Consultant

Vice President, Portfolio Manager at Canso Investment Counsel Ltd.

Military Professional

Independent Maritime Professional

Canadian Liaison Officer – US Africa Command

Engineer at DND

Deputy Commandant, Canadian Army Command and Staff College, Lieutenant-Colonel, Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers

Combat Officer at Department of National Defence

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New book by Jack Granatstein entitled The Greatest Victory: Canada’s 100 days, 1918

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Oxford University Press is publishing a terrific new book by 5105  Jack Granatstein entitled The Greatest Victory: Canada’s 100 days, 1918.

More details available soon…

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Club Membership Update

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Club Membership Update

By: WJO

Many of you are aware that we are currently in a membership drive; as we recently sent out friendly reminders.

If you are reading this short article and are currently NOT a member of the RMC Club – please consider taking out a membership today.

We recently spoke with 13987 Bryan Bailey, Executive Director of the Club and asked him: If there is one message that you would like to give to an Ex cadet / former student / friendly & friends – who is not a current member in good standing, maybe never was – what would it be?

“My simple answer is join the Club today! Now that all memberships are tax free, there has never been a better time to join. In my opinion, there are several excellent reasons for joining the Club. For me, joining the Club is first and foremost a tangible demonstration of support to the Club, Colleges and Cadets. While altruistic, I see this as a means of paying it forward as members have benefited from the support of the Alumni who preceded them.”

The 1983 RMCC graduate who entered RRMC in 1979 added: “Certainly a healthy Club that has sufficient resources to deliver key services is essential. So, my message is simple. If everyone were to join the Club, it would go a long way to ensuring that the Club is able to sustain its core mandate of connecting Alumni with their classmates, Colleges, Cadets and the Club both today and in the future.”

Below is a thumbnail sketch of recent annual and life membership sales.

To take out a membership go to he Club Web pageJoin the Club

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Help needed to locate a number of “buds” & others / Nécessaire

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We need help from readers. In the tables below you may recognize classmates and / or friends.

If you have contact info with anyone listed (e-mail, phone number etc) please let them know that their data is not currently up-to-date with the RMC Club.

Many of the names on the list are life members of the Club – we are unable to send them the Veritas magazine or e-Veritas notices.

Please ask them to update their coordinates (postal & civilian e-mail address).

They should reply to rmcclub@rmc.ca.

Thank you in advance.

Nous avons besoin d’aide de la part de nos lecteurs: sur la liste ci-dessous vous reconnaissez peut-être des camarades de classe/ ou ami(e)s.

Si vous avez des moyens de communication avec quelques-uns d’entre- eux (courriel, numéro de téléphone, etc.) veuillez les informer que leurs coordonnées ne sont plus à jour avec le Club des CMR.

Plusieurs sont membres à vie et il nous est impossible de leur faire parvenir la revue Veritas ou e-Veritas.

Veuillez les encourager à mettre à jour leurs coordonnées (adresse postale et courriel civil) à rmcclub@rmc.ca.

Merci à l’avance.

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We Remember

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1557 Reginal Sawyer: A Giant of an Ex Cadet

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An article from the 1968 Review

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Good bye Eric, Welcome Serge / Adieu Eric, Bienvenu Serge

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e-Veritas recently lost one of our main and professional contributors. Capt Eric Le Marec was the Public Affairs Officer at RMC Saint-Jean until his recent retirement from the CAF.

Eric could be counted on to provide us with a steady flow of  high quality articles from RMC Saint-Jean. What we really appreciated – when he said he would do something – he did it. Even though we are aware that he was very busy with other projects.

Lt (N) Serge Tsoto is the new RMC Saint-Jean Public Affairs Officer. We look forward to another highly professional relationship with Serge.

e-Veritas a récemment perdu l’un de ses collaborateurs professionnels. Le capt Eric Le Marec était l’Officier des affaires publiques du CMR Saint-Jean jusqu’à sa retraite des FC.

On pouvait toujours compter sur Eric pour nous fournir régulièrement des articles de bonne qualité venant du CMR Saint-Jean. Nous en sommes très reconnaissants – lorsqu’il disait « je le ferai » – c’était chose faite, même s’il était très occupé avec d’autres projets.

Le ltv Serge Tsoto est le nouvel Officier des affaires publiques du CMR Saint-Jean. On s’attend à une relation aussi professionnelle avec Serge.

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75th Anniversary of Royal Roads – April 2015

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75th Anniversary of Royal Roads  – April 2015

75th Anniversary of Royal Roads will be celebrated in 2015. Royal Roads will celebrate its 55 years as a military institution and the 20th anniversary as Royal Roads University.

For the occasion, a sunset ceremony will be held in April (Exact dates TBA) on the former parade square.

It is anticipated that RMCC will provide up to 20 members of the RMCC Pipes and Drums to mark the occasion.
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Ex-Cadet Biographies

A project dedicated to preserving the written history of ex-cadets

Royal Roads University staff are collecting stories, biographies and photographs of ex-cadets and former RRMC staff people to be placed in a special binder accessible to museum visitors. If you wish to participate, please submit the following information:

name of individual

cadet number

two photographs (cadet/staff and recent)

biography which could include the following: Ex-Cadet: What year(s) did you attend? What prompted you to attend? Any specific memorable experiences at Royal Roads? What did you go on to do in your career? How did your training at Royal Roads serve you throughout life? or Royal Roads staff person: What year(s) did you work at Royal Roads? In what capacity? Any specific details or anecdotes about your time here? Thoughts about your Royal Roads experience?

Stories can be sent in with paver stone order form or emailed to Karen Inkster, ex-cadet liason, at Karen.Inkster@royalroads.ca.

Samples

William A. Hughes Class of 1944-46

Arthur Griffin Class of 1950-52

Monty McGregor Class of 1958-60

Confessions of a Slacker

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The Roadants by Douglas ‘Copious’ Cope, 6611

I have just published a book about my time at Royal Roads. The book, titled ‘THE ROADANTS’, covers one academic year at Roads and combines stories from my first and second years. However, it is not just a series of vignettes, but a novel that follows the first and second year cadets from their arrival to graduation.

And, while all of the stories are fundamentally true, the book is a work of fiction. For the purposes of the story and to protect myself, I have changed the names of all of the cadets and the staff plus I have altered a few of the events. I also did not give the story a specific year since it melds events and stories from a period from 1960 to 1963 and could relate to any year in or around that period.

Be advised that this novel is the story of a group of average cadets and tells the tale of cadets ‘in the trenches’ so to speak. As such, both the events and the language are colourful.

Some may ask, “Why did you bother to write the book?” I did it because that period at Royal Roads had a profound and, some might say, traumatic effect on my life. Also, as most of you will know, in the early decades Royal Roads was unique. Cadets only attended for two years and went from being lowly recruits and juniors in year one to being the cadet officers and seniors in charge in year two. Royal Roads is no longer a military college and as time goes by the story and the legends fade. My purpose was to preserve this little bit of Canadian history for all and to help my old Roadant buddies and others to remember what we went through.

I have received several encouraging reviews from classmates on each coast and from others both civilian and military in the Ottawa area. I think you will enjoy the read.

 “The Roadants” is available at the RMC Club Gift Shop – Panet House. Doug Cope will be at RMCC during Reunion Weekend (in front of Panet House) where he will be available at various times to sign copies of “The Roadants”.

The Author

Doug Cope, 6611, was born in Hamilton and grew up in Toronto. He attended Danforth Technical School and after a couple of hiccups was eventually selected to attend CSC Royal Roads in 1961. He graduated in electrical engineering from RMC in 1965 and then spent three years as a land-based sailor in Ottawa. Doug left the Royal Canadian Navy and attended Carleton University where he graduated with a Masters of Engineering degree in 1970.

His next five years included a period as an experimental brain surgeon at the University of Western Ontario, a hitch-hiking tour of Western Europe, and a year in Australia that featured an archeological dig in the north west of the country plus stints as a grape picker, ditch digger and building labourer in the south. He returned to Canada following a largely overland trip from Darwin back to Europe.

In 1975, while working as an environmental engineer with Environment Canada in Ottawa, he was lucky enough to meet the love of his life, his wife Carol.

In 1978, Doug and Carol decided they had worked long enough and embarked on a two year round-the-world odyssey that included long-period stays in England, Spain and Australia.

In 1980, Doug began another stint as an environmental engineer with Environment Canada and then left government service in 1991 to run a one-man environmental consulting firm. Doug and Carol are now more or less retired and live in the country south of Ottawa with their two cats.

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ROTP / RETP – Programme de formation des officiers de la Force régulière – Programme de formation (Intégration à la Réserve)

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Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP) – Reserve Entry Training Plan (RETP)

Applications for the ROTP-RETP programmes for admission to RMCC for Sept 2014 are now closed.

The new ROTP-RETP Campaign for academic year 2015-16 will commence 1 Sep 2014.

For more information please contact your local Canadian Forces Recruiting Center or visit the Canadian Forces recruiting site.

Programme de formation des officiers de la Force régulière – Programme de formation (Intégration à la Réserve)

Les programmes PFOR et PFIR pour admission au CMRC pour sept 2014 sont maintenant fermés.

La nouvelle campagne pour le PFOR et le PFIR pour l’année académique 2015-16 débutera le 1 Sep 2014.

Pour plus d’informations svp communiquer avec votre Centre de recrutement des Forces canadiennes ou visiter le site de recrutement des Forces canadiennes.

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Jobs – Careers / Carrières

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Chief MetallurgistChef métallurgiste

Mine Raglan, Northern Quebec

Production Supervisor – Filling (night)Superviseur, Production – Fabrication (nuit)

Sandoz, Boucherville

Hardware Development EngineerIngénieur système – Hardware

Broadcom Corporation, Montreal

General Construction Foreman Contremaître général construction

Glencore-Raglan Mine, Northern Quebec

Stock Management Coordinator (Temporary 13 months)Planificateur, gestion des stocks (Temporaire 13 mois)

Agropur, Longueuil

Planning Coordinator (Temporary 9 months)- Coordonnateur planification (Temporaire 9 mois)

Agropur, Longueuil

Front-End Web DevelopperDéveloppeur Front-End

LUQS inc., Laval

Analyst EngineerIngénieur analyste

Argon 18, Montreal

Android DeveloperDeveloppeur Android

Mighty Cast, Montreal

Planning Coordinator (Temporary 6 months)Coordonnateur planification (Temporaire 6 mois)

Agropur, Longueuil

Frame Specialist R&DSpécialiste Chassis R&D

B-PWR Conception inc., Canada

Mechatronic Specialist R&DSpécialiste Mécatronic R&D

B-PWR Conception inc., Canada

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Deaths | Décès

Posted by rmcclub on July 20th, 2014

CHAUDHRY, Professor Mahinder Datt – With great sadness we announce that Mahinder Chaudhry passed away in his sleep on the morning of July 14th. He was a loving husband to his wife Kailash, of 59 years, and a devoted father to his sons, Sunil and Raman. In his waning years, his passion was for his 3 grandchildren, Ross, Lisa and Anita. Mahinder was born in 1928 in Kanjrur Dattan, Punjab, which was then in India. He attended The Delhi School of Economics and then obtained a Ph.D. from Duke University. He came to Canada in 1963 and after a year teaching at Carlton University, Mahinder joined the Political Science and Economics Department at RMC for the next 3 decades. He also taught several Economics courses at Queen’s University. He retired in 1992 and then became a Professor Emeritus. He will be deeply missed by his many friends in Kingston and the Indian community as well as friends and family in Canada, USA and India. Family and friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME – Township Chapel 435 Davis Drive (Taylor Kidd Blvd. & Centennial Drive) on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayers will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. followed by cremation at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. For those wishing, please consider making a donation to U.H.K.F. – Kingston General Hospital or to a cause or charity the you are passionate about. Sharing Memories at www.gftompkins-township.ca12811627

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Strathcona News – The Passing of 3129 LCol (ret’d) Robert (Bob) Gross

It is with great sadness that The Regiment announces the passing of 3129 LCol (ret’d) Robert (Bob) Gross.

LCol (ret’d) Bob Gross passed away on Sunday, 29 June in Brooks, Alberta, after suffering a heart attack early that morning. He was 84 years of age. He is survived by his wife Renie, his two sons Paul and Tony and his grandchildren. During the 1960’s, Bob served with the Strathcona’s as the Adjutant, a Squadron Commander, and the Regimental Second in Command. He became the 31st Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Dragoons in 1969. He will be remembered as a wonderful Officer, family man, and friend. A private funeral service was held on Saturday, 5 July for immediate family and friends.

Anyone wishing to pass on their condolences and well-wishes to Bob’s family can forward their notes to his wife Renie at the address below:

Mrs. Renie Gross

10436 84th Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T6E 2H2

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